Subject: ftp.netbsd.org upgrades and contributions requested
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Graff <email@example.com>
Date: 05/26/2001 23:51:01
As some of you may know, I've spent some time and a good deal of
money making ftp.netbsd.org a better machine. While some
disk balancing is still needed, I think it's time to ask
for contributions to help offset the cost.
2 * 36 G U 160 SCSI disks,
2 * U 160 controllers,
2 * U 160 swappable cartridges
None of the original disks were removed, and are all on one of
the newer controllers. The new fast disks are on the other.
Putting them on the same one slows everything down to 40 Mhz.
My cost, including tax but excluding parts I had lying around,
totals $1720.22 USD. I'm asking for assistance from the
users of the machine -- you. I'm planning on contributing
as well, of course.
Here's the plan:
If I get enough to pay it all (including my contribution)
I'll be happy. :)
If I get more, I'll contribute the extra to The NetBSD
If I get a lot more, I'll buy one (or two) new disks and
set up a RAID-5 array for the box. That will be really
I'm collecting money via my PayPal account. To send me cash,
send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If paypal asks for
shipping address or something strange like that, just enter whatever
If, when you sign up, you use my email@example.com address.
Any referral bonuses I get will be included in the pool.
If you'd rather not use PayPal, you can mail a check to:
950 Charter Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Please drop me an email if you're going to do this.
Note: The contribution is not tax exempt as far as I know, since
TNF (the ultimate owner of the hardware) is not a 501(c)(3)
organization as far as I know.