Last night was pretty productive, despite having originally decided to flop and have an early night.
backed up my main server and net gateway machine to tape, installed some
old memory I’d found in the cupboard, installed my old Creative 2x CDROM
drive and Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 video card and then reinstalled it with
a new OS version. That took me ’til 12:30am this mornign though.
the upshot of all this is that the machine is now running Mandrake 8.2 instead
of Redhat 6.0. All I need to do now is configure iptables for my NAT network
and set-up the DHCP and SMB servers.