Well done. Has the hardware evolved?  I presume so, but I do remember one legacy machine from the early 1980's at BTL (icarus, an 11/23), that when it shut down forever in 1996, was a microvax, with its bus connected to a standard PDP11 bus, that connected to a Q-bus, and the original discs were still on line.  It's uptime was never more than 350+ days, though, because of once a year UPS testing.  In its last incarnation, it did nothing but mail routing, and that barely.  I don't think anything changed on it in the last 10 years, not even the system.

On Mon, Feb 19, 2024 at 1:15 PM Clem Cole <clemc@ccc.com> wrote:

On Mon, Feb 19, 2024 at 4:02 PM Warner Losh <imp@bsdimp.com> wrote:

On Mon, Feb 19, 2024 at 1:58 PM Rich Salz <rich.salz@gmail.com> wrote:
I think this makes minnie one of the longest running web services
still in existence :-)

Congrats. In a ship of Theseus sense.:)

We all sail in the Unix ship of Theseus... Every system today had code from Unix directly, or from another ship that was built of the builts of one that was split between a couple of groups. Yes, even Linux: lots of networking userland came from BSD, for example, and while lots have been rewritten, that's kinda the point of the ship of Theseus... :)
My observation is that Linux is just the current (and most successful) implementation of ideas that Doug, Ken, Rudd, Dennis, et al. started and others have contributed to over the years.  And like the thought experiment described, there is no reason why the ship can not be changed.  It still sails the same way to the same places.

James D. (jj) Johnston

Chief Scientist, Immersion Networks