[rescue] Being jobless

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Mon Jul 28 11:17:59 CDT 2003

On Mon, 28 Jul 2003, Rob Fielding wrote:

> No plug but we partition linux servers using a chroot jail and
> hardlinked directory structure to create lots of virtual servers. I
> don't know what chroot jail exists on Solaris - you might even have real
> hardware partitioning available, but a 20 proc cpu system should easily
> be able to chew a couple of hundred little vs's all running
> shell/mysql/apache/php/perl other GNU etc. And if you do it right it
> might even be secure :) It might be even easier if you get 'jail' as in
> FreeBSD jail.

This doesn't partition good enough.  You only have one big OS image.

> Why not start a little 1 machine ISP. Apart from creating the inital
> software set, which YMMV the only other thing you'll need is a decent
> amount of bandwidth and transit (and IP allocation). With good luck you
> might make enough to pay for the electricity/bw and make a little on the
> side.

If I were starting a 1 machine ISP, I'd get an IBM MP3000 and do it right.
Install VM and create a whole load of VM's.  Variably partitioned RAM,
with separate OS loads.

Peace...  Sridhar

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