[TUHS] RetroNet… Virtual is cheap.

William Pechter pechter at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 03:36:09 AEST 2018

One thought about Digital Ocean is they even have a web browser based graphic console so you get to fix things @ single user yourself as well as run X remotely if needed... 

-----Original Message-----
From: Cornelius Keck <ckeck at texoma.net>
To: William Pechter <pechter at gmail.com>
Cc: ckeck at texoma.net, tuhs at tuhs.org
Sent: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 12:24
Subject: Re: [TUHS] RetroNet… Virtual is cheap. 

Indeed, that's cheap. When I started out back in ... thinking .... '99 
with my first own domain, there were not that many offerings for hosting 
at the cost for (then) DSL plus static IPs. Had there been offerings 
this low back then I might have opted for that.

But, I liked the way to have physical control over my setup, still do, 
so there was, is no reason to switch at this time. Given different 
circumstances, I might.

William Pechter wrote:
> Actually, my virtual machine @Digital Ocean has been $5.25/month.  Can't get static IP on my Fios for that.  Domain registration and DNS via Google Domains is another buck per month...
> I run mail, web and DNS for $6.25/month on FreeBSD or Linux with full root control.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cornelius Keck <ckeck at texoma.net>
> To: Grant Taylor <gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net>, tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org
> Sent: Thu, 30 Aug 2018 21:17
> Subject: Re: [TUHS] RetroNet…
> Do I want to reserve retronet.us? Could host that here, as I have static
> IPs.
> Having static IPs hanging of a FIOS line is cheaper and easier than
> dealing with a hoster..
> Grant Taylor via TUHS wrote:
>> On 08/29/2018 12:04 PM, Seth Morabito wrote:
>>> Hmm. I hate to bring this up, but I've been using the name RetroNET as
>>> well. I've had the domain retronet.net registered for ages, and was
>>> about to launch a small pilot project with a handful of 3B2 emulators
>>> running SVR3, with the hope for many more interconnected systems.
>> *gulp*
>> So /you're/ the person that had the domain name we originally wanted.  ;-)
>> We actually decided that we liked "Retro Comp(uting) . Net(work)" and
>> have registered that name.  There is a wiki(…) and forum(…), but the
>> main website isn't up yet.
>> We are about a week into the discussions.  Please join us in the
>> #retronet group on the Synchronet network.  (irc.chivanet.org)
>>> That said, maybe we could pool our efforts? I'd be happy to share the
>>> domain name with this effort, since it's precisely in line with what
>>> I'd like to see.
>> ~sigh~of~relief~
>> I think we would love to welcome more members into the RetroNet.
>> As much as anything else, the idea is to build a community of friendly
>> folks that want to play / learn / help each other, likely in direct
>> relation to retro computing.

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