|2013.12.04 ia64 an Itanium server running OpenVMS 8.4 is open for the public.|
|2013.11.27 hpux mysql and web server problems are fixed.|
|2013.11.26 polarhome web server was down few hours. It was too cold in the storage room :(|
|2013.10.23 hpux pop3s and imaps problems are fixed.|
|2013.10.22 polarhome web server was down few hours in the afternoon. The power supply died.|
|2013.09.12 polarhome servers were unreachable several hours, because the ISP changed the IP and the system has not configured over automatically.|
|2013.09.10 During the past 13 years many user asked for a dedicated server, forwarded domains, root shell access to the server for administartion training purpose - that polarhome could not meet. Now polarhome opens a new chapter in its operation with root access services.|
|2013.06.09 polarhome servers (at least some of them) were down for few hours, while the hardware was updated and shuffled around in the racks in order to improve ventilation. The work will continue during the next days - some downtime can be expected.|
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|2006.07.19 Wed 21:00 CET (20:00 GMT) - ask service related questions - talk to polarhome admins on IRC - event is CLOSED. Chat NOW.|
Welcome to polarhome.com.
You use IPv4 protocol. [more]
IP address: 22.214.171.124
polarhome.com is non commercial, educational effort for popularization of shell enabled operating systems and Internet services, offering shell accounts, mail and other online services on all available systems (currently on Linux, OpenVMS, Solaris, OpenIndiana, AIX, QNX, IRIX, HP-UX, Tru64, SCO OpenUnix, UnixWare, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, DragonFly/BSD, MirBSD, Ultrix and OPENSTEP ).
...by time polarhome.com became a demo site for Linux power and other Unix like systems popularization; symbol for online freedom, speech, feelings, activities and multiplatform open source development.
Note: this site is continously under construction and running on slow lines and low capacity servers that have been retired, therefore as a non commercial site user/visitor, nobody should have too high expectations in any meaning of the word.
polarhome.com is a distibuted site, but more than 90% of polarhome realm is located in Stockholm, Sweden.
Who can use the system?
Who can not use this system?
What this system can not offer?
What can this system offer?
|- Linux, Solaris, OpenVMS, QNX
- FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, IRIX
- AIX, HP-UX and many more hosts
- Anonymous FTP
- Private FTP
- Personal home page
- Email @polarhome.com
- Spam "black hole"
- POP3/IMAP client
- IMP based WebMail
- 200Mb free disk space
- 20Mb for mail and database
- POP3 and IMAP account
- Spam/Virus free e-mail
- Perl, PHP, CGI web environment
- Kerberized local hosts
- Useful network queries
- Lot of documentation
- Official mirrors
- Culture of net usage
- Mailing lists
- CVS mirrors
- IRC server
- IRC proxy, bouncer
- IPv6 network environment
- IPv6 vhosts
- MySQL databases
- Support for development
- No forced advertising
What are the benefits?
polarhome.com users enjoy benefits from other organizations that are not necessarily related to polarhome services, but they appreciate polarhome's effort and input to open source community by providing their products to polarhome users.
Where can you ask questions, report problems?
If you have any problem or question, please try to find answer in polarhome FAQ.
If FAQ fails, ask some moderator at polarhome community forum.
Other questions, opinion or suggestion please, send to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to +1 772 325 8221 (eFax account).
Report service abuse to email@example.com or through the abuse form.
Please, always quote username and polarhome hostname or URL.
How much does it cost?
polarhome provides services for FREE - except shell and CGI access. It costs a symbolic 10 local currency units per username, per host... but at least 2 USD value in local currency (when 10 local currency units value is less than 2 USD).
It sounds strange, but the principle is very simple, intentionally created to suite to everybody but avoid abuse in the same time. Please note: it is symbolic, one time fee.
Please, read carefuly the shell policy.
How to access?
Use gateway server gate.polarhome.com to access servers in polarhome realm. You can find detailed description at port list.
How can you help to keep this system alive?
You can contribute in many different ways... read more about
polarhome.com is a community driven project. Therefore, everything is up to you.
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