1. New System Hardware
During the HCoop IRC meeting on June 24, 2006, the group decided that it would based it's new system architecture on the following pieces of hardware:
- Two robust servers, one that doesn't allow normal user logins, and one that does.
- One switch to form a LAN between these servers.
- One serial port device, to facilitate remote access to our servers.
Also, it was mentioned that we should research hardware support contracts from any vendor that will be selling us equipment.
Additionally, group decided that the server that HCoop currently owns, Abulafia, will be brought to he.net for shell service. This will follow a necessary re-load of the OS software at a time to be determined later.
This page will serve as a forum for collaborative research on the pieces of hardware that we need.
1.1.1. Server Hardware Specifications
1.1.2. Server Hardware Vendors
1.2. Ethernet Switch
1.2.1. Switch Hardware Specifications
1.2.2. Switch Hardware Vendors
1.3. Serial Port
Docelic, or other users -- please update this section since I am entirely ignorant about these devices!
1.3.1. Serial Port Specifications
1.3.2. Serial Port Vendors
[http://www.cyclades.com/ Cyclades] was mentioned as one vendor of serial port devices which are linux-friendly.