msx2.com down

by BiFi on 28-07-2003, 08:11
Topic: Websites
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Source: Hans Otten

Recently the msx2.com domain went offline once again. Unfortunately this time it might result in a permanent down state due to technical problems. After 4 years the server experienced regular problems with memory and harddisks and it has served the MSX community quite well. msx2.com hosts several interesting MSX related sites:

  • HansO's MSX info pages
  • Delta Soft
  • Meridian Home
  • MSX-Club West-Friesland
  • the IRC:CGI client to the Undernet MSX channel
  • Hardware info page

and probably some more. A few of these hosted site have a mirror running elsewhere: Delta Soft and many information files of HansO's MSX info pages can be found in the Funet MSX archive.

To get all hosted sites online again Iwein van Caelenberg (the msx2.com administrator) hopes to find somebody who is willing to help getting msx2.com online with a server, otherwise msx2.com will be down permanently.

Comments (4)

By Bart

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28-07-2003, 19:02

Crap! Maybe Iwein can share with the community what the problem exactly is. Does he need a HDD? Or something else? Not that I got spare parts, but maybe someone has.

Also, why don't the sites that are hosted all these years for free all cough up 100 euro's so that Iwein can buy some new gear? Ain't that an idea?

By MichieldeVries

Rookie (24)

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28-07-2003, 22:36

I agree with Bart. If Iwein needs some financial support, I'll support him with that. All the people who're hosting their sites on msx2.com could do that without any financial contribution.

By JEames

Rookie (27)

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31-07-2003, 00:08

If anyone needs hosting, I have a server with space. Not much bandwidth (256Kbps) but quite reliable. Just contact me at jason@nospam.getput.com (take of the "nospam." it's just to keep email spiders away).

By Sander

Ambassador (1845)

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31-07-2003, 11:20

@nospam is something the spiders remove nowadays. It is better to use a domain name on the end that doesn´t exist instead of a subdomain. Because even if the scanning software doesn´t remove your @nospam, it will still be delivered on your domain, in the postmaster@domainname e-mail box. If you are not the hostmaster of your domain, someone else will still be fed up with spam.

So, if your e-mail adress is alice@wonderland.com, please use something like alice AT wonderland com.
or something like alice + at + wonderland + . + com.
Most scanners will look for the @ sign, dots etc.