I bit the bullet on Monday.
I re-wired my network and re-strung my cables when the Internet was down. I put the server in it’s home and I let it sit there. For two weeks. It sat.
A Dell 333MhZ with 320 Megs of ram, two NIC and two Hard Drives (4 and 8 gig). Fedora Core 4 installed, thanks to Qool Hand Luke, who also gave me the server as a gift. If I was hetero, I’d be after that boy’s pants.
Anyway, now that he’s not reading, I’d already picked up a new domain name in December, mostly becuase it would make a good friend laugh, and also because I wanted to do something with it one day. That day was Monday.
Monday I booted the machine, figured out how to create a new user, used yum to set up software, installed a MUSH, got it up and running (though I need to get the freshest backup from my best friends ever at neko to put it on my server), got apache running with PHP and SQL and tweaked settings to have the URL point to the IP address.
I’m still very slow at everything, and I read and re-read all the commands and tutorials before I try anything, but I’m getting there. It’s weirdly fun.