I just retired a server that has been doing loyal service as a variety of things over the last 6 or 7 years. It was an old Dell desktop machine, and it served as my mail server, DNS server, database server, and quite a few other things. I think I may have just realized one service that didn’t get migrated off of it – a couple of IRC bots which have been dormant for quite some time.
For a while, it also hosted fajita, the bot who answers most of the questions on #apache, on irc.freenode.net, but that moved off about 2 years ago.
And just a few moments ago …
rbowen@shiraz:~% sudo /sbin/shutdown -h now Broadcast message from root (pts/1) (Mon May 5 20:36:46 2008): The system is going down for system halt NOW! rbowen@shiraz:~% Connection to shiraz closed by remote host. Connection to shiraz closed.
The goal is eventually to move everything up to slicehost, and I’ll probably move my mail servers to Google while I’m at it. I’m tired of being a sysadmin, but not tired enough of it to just have a normal web host.