How legacy systems die


The news server that a friend was maintaining had stopped responding for a while. Leafnode complained with:

warning: HOSTNAME: cannot resolve host name: Name or service not known

So I emailed my friend and asked. It seems that the hardware of HOSTNAME had failed, and that after a month or so I was the only person who wondered about its fate. No plans to put it back online exist.

And with that I realized that the USENET is now dead for me.


4 Responses to “How legacy systems die”

  1. Το usenet ζει και βασιλεύει. Απλά επέστρεψε στο underground…

  2. dandraka Says:

    ntua.* ?

    • adamo Says:

      Όχι ο server δεν ήταν ο news.ntua.gr. Αλλά θα μπορούσε να είναι. Έτσι κι αλλιώς έχω να γράψω στα ntua.* από το 2006-2007. Αν κανείς από τους τότε archivists δεν βαριέται θα μας πει και ακριβώς.

      • 18/01/10 δεν είσαι εσύ στο ntua.discuss;

        Openfund – Νέος γύρος υποβολής προτάσεων, ως τις 28 Φεβρουαρίου

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