[CALUG] repartitioning on the fly

Dave Dodge dododge at dododge.net
Thu Nov 17 00:56:11 CST 2005

On Wed, Nov 16, 2005 at 09:53:17PM -0500, Jason Dixon wrote:
> Listen to what you're saying--  it's impossible that a large  
> government organization might have a forgotten server sitting in a  
> dark room somewhere.

Not necessarily even forgotten.  I am aware of several machines
sitting in a large server room running Solaris 2.4 (predating Red Hat
4.1 by several years) this very moment.  About a year ago I was
sitting in a waiting room and noticed an IBM AT (circa 1986) on a
small desk, attached to a monochrome monitor and powered up.  At home
my primary Internet connection still goes through a Red Hat 5.2

There's a lot of old, custom software out there running on old but
reliable hardware; I know of one small Solaris workstation that's got
a 6-year uptime and counting.  If it doesn't break, it doesn't get

                                                  -Dave Dodge

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