Monday, May 08, 2006

Mail servers and file servers

Last night I sent off my next article for It's morphed into a two-part piece, because I couldn't fit everything I needed to give the subject -- how to build a mail server with FreeBSD and other open source software -- into one 1900 word article. Part 2 is due next Monday.

This morning I got a call from a client who cannot access the e-Smith file server I installed in his office a few years ago. He's tried rebooting both the server and the network switch, but can't even ping the box from the PCs on his network. He said there's a link light on the switch. It may be that a power failure over the weekend corrupted a config and I need to go in and reconfigure the NIC. I'm going to look at it in person tonight.

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