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Topic # 32858 25-Apr-2009 13:17 Send private message

Odd request - I have a server in Orcon's colo (it's just a PC really) that appears to have a dead NIC. I'd like to find someone that I could pay to go buy a NIC to replace it, and to actually go the data centre to replace it :)

Drop me a line if you're keen.




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  Reply # 209235 25-Apr-2009 14:41 Send private message

Actually, this has become a lot easier... the NIC got dislodged when another machine was removed from the cabinet yesterday... it just needs a re-seat :)




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  Reply # 209247 25-Apr-2009 16:37 Send private message

mjb: Actually, this has become a lot easier... the NIC got dislodged when another machine was removed from the cabinet yesterday... it just needs a re-seat :)


I'm on the Shore all Monday, not too far from the Orcon data-centre.  You better make the offer good Cool




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  Reply # 209248 25-Apr-2009 16:43 Send private message

nate:
mjb: Actually, this has become a lot easier... the NIC got dislodged when another machine was removed from the cabinet yesterday... it just needs a re-seat :)


I'm on the Shore all Monday, not too far from the Orcon data-centre.  You better make the offer good Cool


I would suggest buying a bucket of KFC ?

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Reply # 209281 25-Apr-2009 18:20 Send private message

rscole86: I would suggest buying a bucket of KFC ?


How about some broken teeth?




/kidding.




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  Reply # 209335 25-Apr-2009 22:00 Send private message

nate: I'm on the Shore all Monday, not too far from the Orcon data-centre.? You better make the offer good Cool


Haha... I can certainly arrange a bucket 'o fat, but may not need to with luck - I have a friend who's hoping to go into tomorrow and remove the machine completely for me.. Time to migrate to a virtual server.. no more hardware issues :) (I've heard good things about Linode, and indeed, so far the VPS I have bought is performing well)

I'll give you a yell if that option falls through.




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  Reply # 209350 25-Apr-2009 23:21 Send private message

Looks like Linode's severs/data center are in Dallas, Texas. I would have thought changing from Orcon's data center to a central US data center would have pretty negative affects on speed and latency for NZ users.

US West cost data centers near to where the southern cross cable lands in San Jose are usually a good compromise.

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  Reply # 209356 25-Apr-2009 23:35 Send private message

They have 4 datacentres actually - I'm using their Californian one. It's mainly for email and DNS, so latency is unimportant.




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  Reply # 209358 25-Apr-2009 23:37 Send private message

mjb: Haha... I can certainly arrange a bucket 'o fat, but may not need to with luck


Oh contrary to the opinions of the other monkeys here, I'm not a big fan of KFC...

No worries about the server, I'm up in the area on Monday if you need me or not.




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  Reply # 209360 25-Apr-2009 23:39 Send private message

sweet, thanks nate. I'll PM you tomorrow evening if I'll need ya :)




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Reply # 209362 25-Apr-2009 23:44 Send private message

Bit OT

But does KFC stand for kai for children?




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  Reply # 209482 26-Apr-2009 14:26 Send private message

mjb: They have 4 datacentres actually - I'm using their Californian one. It's mainly for email and DNS, so latency is unimportant.



Good choice then :)

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  Reply # 209536 26-Apr-2009 19:13 Send private message

Indeed :)

Thanks for the offer nate, but It was picked up today by a friend, and I'll be remotely copying data off it from their place shortly.

The problem ended up being a de-seated NIC because the machine was moved on Friday.. the tech I was speaking to yesterday could see that's what it was, and apparently he wanted to fix it, but stupid orcon policies mean they won't do that sort of work on customer machines.

*sigh*.




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