[Coco] Hosting for CoCo Projects - Can Anyone Help???

Little John sales at gimechip.com
Tue Oct 19 19:41:07 EDT 2010

Thanks Roger! Actually thanks to all of you that have responded. It is such 
a wonderful feeling to see such selflessness. You guys are one great group 
of people!

 I provided a good deal of stuff from this archive to help C.W. get his BBS 
back up and running. I do think I will go the Linux Route as you guys have 
suggested. I want to "raid" this archive to hopefully keep it from getting 
lost due to hardware failures.

 All of my wireless cards are Linux Friendly - I always check that before 
ordering hardware. I've got an older athlon 64 system that can serve as the 
"server" for this archive. I just want to make all of this available to 
everyone for free download. I'd also like to compile a Disk Image library 
that is fully "documented", that is to say - a webpage for each disk 
detailing all of the contents of each particular disk. Of course, this is 
something I don't have a whole lot of time to work on, but definately a todo 
future project.

I'll keep in touch... because I will probably have to end up taking you up 
on the offer for help if I get "stuck".

And to reciprocate... if there is anything you folks are looking for, I'd be 
happy to run a "search" of John's archives and if it's in there,, I'll email 
it straight away.

Thanks Again - Big John

P.S. - You know, it just ocurred to me that I have announced all of these 
ideas and things I'd like to get working. I should apologize for that 
because it is more likely that many of the things will not get completed 
than it is that they will - I just got caught up in my enthusiasm. I can 
promise you this though - The CP/M and 68K cards will be seen through to 
completion and if anyone wants to manufacture and sell a few, that would be 
fantastic. I also promise to finish the CoCo 3 Memory Upgrade document - I 
have put in a great deal of time working on it today and it shall be my 
first project to be completed, mainly because my Son really wants a 2-Meg 
CoCo 3, and although he completed the design, it still had some quirky bugs 
hiding within - I was able to solve them and am in the process of 
documenting the entire project as well.

Thanks to you all - let me know if I may be of service as well... John #1

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roger Merchberger" <zmerch-coco at 30below.com>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 6:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] Hosting for CoCo Projects - Can Anyone Help???

> On 10/19/2010 01:14 PM, Little John wrote:
>> Thanks Gene. I have heard from quite a few folks. This list really is
>> loaded with great people. I tried to set up a home server like yours
>> using DynDNS (I think you recommended it to me and so did C.W.), but my
>> darned wireless router kept it blocked. Couldn't get it working, but I
>> won't give up.
> You could use Gene's suggestion - it's a good one, but another "best kept 
> secret" is Mikrotik's RouterOS.
> It's not free, but for what you want, I think it's $30 for a level 3 
> license; it's extremely compact and supports even the "big boyz" routing 
> protocols like OSPF, BGP & MPLS... It will run wireless cards just fine 
> (heck, for a Level 4 license it supports wireless hotspot functionality). 
> It's a very optimized Linux distro designed solely for routing & proxy 
> systems; it runs (quickly) on 486 & up.
>> I'm not sure how many friends my son has made over these past few years,
>> but I've been browsing through the archives of stuff that many of you
>> folks have mailed, emailed and uploaded to him over the years. There's
>> got to be a couple hundred GIGs - over half of it CoCo (but a lot of
>> duplication), some for all the other Tandy Models - also what appears to
>> be a complete set of Tandy FAXBack documents (well probably not all of
>> them but quite a bit). There's a good deal of TI-99/4A and sinclair
>> stuff in there too. This archive is what I've been trying to get online.
>> I believe I'll run a hardline to his shop rather than wireless and this
>> should hopefully solve my problem and let me get this FTP set up.
> I don't have access to hundreds of gigs without spending for a HD 
> upgrade -- but I can get you about 50G, tho, if you need it. My bandwidth 
> isn't crazy fast; it's my home DSL connection but I have static IPs, 
> webservers and mailservers. 3Meg download, 512k up. Unforch, in my area 
> the fastest up I can get is 768k up, so I'm pretty much staying pat for 
> now anyway.
> I have over 15 years experience as an Interwebs dude guy so if you need 
> help with mail/FTP/www/nntp/ntp/snmp servers, let me know. I will warn 
> you: my experience is mainly Linux, secondarily Slowaris (not nearly an 
> option now that Larry's got the reins) -- extremely little on Winders 
> servers, tho - IIS scares me... ;-) )
> =-=-=-=
> Let me check... I may have access to a few other options... ;-)
> =-=-=-=
>> $600 for OS-K.... sigh... I wasn't expecting it to be such a large
>> price, but I suppose it makes sense - lower volume sales = higher price.
>> This will definately throw a wrench in the works with the 68K card - the
>> 68008 is pretty limited, so Linux would probably crawl... but, you've
>> given me incentive to create a more powerful card - could you imagine
>> firing up the CoCo and running Linux via a 68K card? That would be great!
> Instead of (or in addition to) Linux, you might want to see if there's a 
> Minix version that's 68K -- AFAICR it's microkernel based (better for 
> small memory footprints) and I don't think requires an MMU. I haven't 
> looked at 68K OS options in several years, tho... A lot fewer software / 
> utility choices, tho, for sure.
> Let me know if I can be of service!
> Thanks,
> Roger "Merch" Merchberger
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