Monthly Archives: June 2007

Hard drive woes

Yesterday at around 16:30 the secondary hard drive on my decade old linux router passed away. Most of the software continued working, only the DNS server stopped working. Not knowing what was going on, I restarted it, and it's not starting anymore… :-( I don't believe in esotericism, but I guess I had a premonition last week-end when I bought a Soekris net4501 that I should be receiving in a day or two. So for those who are emailing me, it might take me a bit more time to answer, since my mail server was behind that router. You can reach me at [email protected] in the meantime. Update 20070619 19:57: I managed to use a Linksys wireless router running DD-WRT as the new router. It's not as good as my old one, but it will do until I can set up the Soekris board. Update 20070622: The Soekris board is now set up with m0n0wall with openvpn support. It's a bit more rigid than I had hoped for, but at least it's really easy to set up.