|2013.02.14 irix is up and running again, thanks to Mettler Roland, from Japan, who donated a SGI Origin 300.|
|2013.01.30 polarhome servers suffered whole night from the power outage that happened in the late afternoon.|
|2012.12.20 raspberrypi is open for the public - for all those who want to build an application on ARM architecture.|
|2012.12.18 polarhome servers: redhat, scosysv and aix had a minor problem with account creation - this issue is fixed now.|
|2012.12.03 polarhome is running on a backup line. Main ISP's link is down, probably caused by the huge power outage in Stockholm area.|
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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: 18.104.22.168
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 email@example.com or fax to +1 772 325 8221 (eFax account).
Report service abuse to firstname.lastname@example.org 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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