State of the microserver HOWTO

Gary E. Miller gem at
Wed Jun 8 00:34:57 UTC 2016

Yo Hal!

I agree with Hal, my descriptions are a bit long and picky for
the newbie howto.  Get that done, then these issues will get addressed
in due time.

On Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:21:50 -0700
Hal Murray <hmurray at> wrote:

> esr at said:
> > My plan was to encourage you to elaborate - *and explain* - your
> > favorite odd features for your local config, then work with you to
> > prune it back to someting we might ship.   
> You are letting Gary suck you down ratholes.
> I think you need to think hard about what your goals are and make
> sure they are correctly and fully described in the first paragraph to
> two.
> That will help the rest of us provide appropriate feedback.
> Are you trying to setup a good-enough server that requires minimal
> knowledge and minimal care?  (Even that requires some sysadmin
> attention to track updates.  That should probably be included on the
> security area.)
> Are you trying to setup a server appropriate for the pool?
> Are you trying to setup a server for geeks to play with?  (lots of
> logging and stats)
> What level of geeky detail do you want to dicsuss?  The ARP timeout
> is a good example.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
	gem at  Tel:+1 541 382 8588
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