Yesterday install fest pictures and fun with LARTC

Posted by – 20/02/2005

Yesterday’s install fest was great. We had 52 registered people, and although I guess less than a half showed up (yesterday was really hot! People must have gone to the beach), it surely was a good install fest for this time of the year. Check out the pictures:

Today I decided to upgrade my cable modem speed connection to 512kbit. Then, after messing around with LARTC the whole morning, I managed to priorize my ssh connections giving them a small percentage of my uplink (since it must remain there, but not really too speedy), sharing the remaining bandwidth between eriador and valfenda (unevenly, since I use eriador more often) and adding a lot of tweaks to allow p2p connections in a variety of protocols.

I am still tweaking, but it seems to finally have reached a “confortably useful” state. I’ve messed with tc and htb long ago, and I am glad the main operation have not changed much and I remembered almost everything: LARTC, although a good documentation, is not a pleasant reading, and I would hate having to spend the whole day reading it.

Now, back to the “playground”, I still have to understand what is happening with greyhavens, a Pentium II I use as intermediary router. It is freezing up completely without any error message or core dump, and unresponsive to SysRq sequences, apparently with no obvious explanation. I suspect it have to do with hardware, since I’ve made no software changes in many time (except for the kernel, but booting up an old compile gave me the same behavior).

I guess greyhavens will have to wait until early afternoon, since LARTC always makes me hungry… 😉

[Update 2005-02-20 18:57:51 GMT ] I’ve uploaded more pictures from my vacation.

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