My server (ie, the one on which this site runs) is having some kind of hardware failure. I presume the fan is going out, but it might be more serious than that. Periodically the kernel tells me that the CPU is overheating, and then powers down the system. At the moment, I have a large room fan pointing into the side of the open case, but that is obviously only a short-term solution.

I have a secondary server, which runs my DNS and database, but it’s a Pentium III 600, and I’m not certain, yet, whether it can take the additional load. I guess I’m about to find out. Unfortunately, it’s running Slackware, which I have distinctly fallen out of love with in the last 5 years or so. And so moving a bunch of services from this machine to that one may end up being rather painful.

Then there’s the alternate plan, of purchasing a new server, and combining the two into the one. Unfortunately, that involves spending money.

So, at the moment, I’m not sure what I’ll be doing. But if this site is down, it’s probably because the overheating problem got worse.