[Chugalug] Epic uptime achievement unlocked. Can you beat 16 years?

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Wed Aug 14 02:22:39 UTC 2013


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On 8/13/2013 8:05 AM, Ed King wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Aug 2013, Dave Brockman wrote:
>> May the spirits of IPX, NWFS-386 and SFT-III rest in peace.
>> 
>> Anyone else remember these nightmares?:

> (big ugly Compaq tower) was rock solid.   So I can't say it was a 
> nightmare.   Actually I kinda look back on it in a warm fuzzy
> nostalgic sort of way.

If you only ran file services (and print services maybe, after you
moved your print queues, and didn't run any of those remote
client-connected re-shared from the server, and had supported IO cards
and supported printers or emulations) and no third party NLMs, yeah,
it could run forever.

> I don't remember how we did it but from my desk I could remote
> control the Netware server (located in another suite) console.

Novell did a lot of things right at an early stage.  Their
file-sharing was smarter than MS to this day.  It took MS until
Windows 2000 to give us the Remote Console (RCON?...).  I'll never
understand why Novell signed the deal they signed with MS.  Once I saw
the licensing scheme with GSNW, I knew it was over.

Regards,

dtb
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