From: "Theodore Ts'o" < tytso@MIT.EDU>
Subject: Many thanks to John Romkey. TSX-11.MIT.EDU now has a new disk!!
Date: 18 Nov 1994 08:43:59 +0200
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As some of you may know, recently tsx-11.mit.edu had been
suffering from a shortage of disk space. Well, John Romkey stepped
forward, and graciously donated a 3.5 gigabyte disk for tsx-11. It was
installed early last week, and so we no longer have a disk space
The new disk is a godsend, and I want to publically thank John
Romkey for making it possible for tsx-11 to grow and support more
distributions, and more software packages.
I also want to think the expressions of support that I have
received from you all out on the Net. Unfortunately, due to my being
heavily swamped at work, I haven't necessarily had the time to respond
to you all personally.
Some of you had also offered to donate some money towards a new
disk, and I thank you for your spirit of generousity. If you are still
inclined to donate some money, I urge you to consider donating money to
Linux International's Linux Development Fund. If on the other hand you
would like to donate money towards specifically furthering
tsx-11.mit.edu as a FTP site, I will also accept donations towards
upgrading the CPU of tsx-11. It's currently a Decstation 5000/25(*), and
it could definitely stand to be upgraded to something a bit more modern
and with more horsepower. This would allow it to serve a lot more
simultaneous users and reduce the number of "too many users; try again
later" messages that many of you have experienced.
Finally, I also want to thank all of the people who have helped
in maintaining the tsx-11 FTP site --- I couldn't possibly handle it by
myself! Despite their many other commitments, they put in the volunteer
time to handling incoming submissions to tsx-11, and it is they who,
more than any one else, make tsx-11 the valuable resource to the Linux
community that it is.
Thank you, one and all!!!
(*) Yes, tsx-11 was at one point my personal workstation; it's now doing
nothing else but serving FTP now! I have a Sparcstation-5 in front of
me, that I use for doing my MIT development work on Kerberos.
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