New gnumonks.org mail server online
Recently I pointed out that I'm about to move my personal mail away from KNF. The new server ganesha.gnumonks.org is now co-located at noris.net, where netfilter.org is hosted, too. The netfilter and gnumonks machines are within a private VLAN, with a dedicated firewall in front of them.
Putting that machine in place turned out to be come much more difficult than expected. It seems that Intel recently decided to give their e100/e1000 chips new PCI device ID's, which in turn means that old (e.g. Debian woody install kernels ) Linux drivers don't recognize them. So in the end I had to install SuSE into a swap partition and debootstrap the system from there. *sigh*.
Thanks to the noris.net crew for their assistance, I know they spent way too much time with me considering I bought their smallest entry-level housing product.