|2018.02.09 polarhome servers with x86 architecture are being migrated from an AMD to an Intel hypervisor. This seemly easy migration causes troubles and some of the servers are down for some shorter time. It is expected that in about 24 hours all servers will be online again.|
|2017.10.09 polarhome servers were not reachable because polarhome has still problem with the core switch. The Cisco Catalyst WS-C2960G-48TC-L died again.|
|2017.08.27 aix server disk problems are resolved for now.|
|2017.06.20 polarhome has still problem with the core switch. The Cisco Catalyst WS-C2960G-48TC-L died again. It was replaced with an Nortel/Avaya ERS 5510-48T. It took one day to realize that polarhome does not have a licence for IPv6 forwarding on the Avaya switch. In order to bring back the IPv6 need to use Cisco again - and waiting for the next glitch :(|
|2017.06.04 polarhome web server and the hosts were not reachable for few hours. This is how long the new Cisco Catalyst WS-C2960G-48TC-L could survive in polarhome's server environment. One more time such a crash and I'll change it with something else. Shame on Cisco.|
|2017.04.29 polarhome network backbone is upgraded to Mikrotik CCR1009-7G-1C-1S+, TP-LINK TL-SG2424, Cisco Catalyst WS-C2960G-48TC-L. The routers/swithes are second hand, close to end of support date products - but still much better than earlier. The old Mikrotik RB450G, that served well for many years is now in the museum.|
|2017.04.15 polarhome hypervisor's power supply is replaced and the servers: redhat, vax, alpha, tru64 etc. are functional again.|
|[OLD NEWS] [TODO priority] [contests] [wish list]|
|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.|
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Welcome to polarhome.com.
You use IPv4 protocol. [more]
Hostname : ec2-54-92-174-251.compute-1.amazonaws.com
IP address: 220.127.116.11
polarhome.com is a non commercial, educational effort for popularization of shell enabled operating systems and Internet services, offering shell accounts, development environment, mail and other online services on all available systems (currently on different flavours of Linux, MacOS X, OpenVMS, Solaris, OpenIndiana, AIX, QNX, IRIX, HP-UX, Tru64, SCO OpenServer, UnixWare, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, DragonFly/BSD, MirBSD, Ultrix, Minix, GNU Hurd, Syllable and OPENSTEP ).
Since year 2000, polarhome.com became a demo site for Linux power and other Unix like systems popularization; unique multi-platform open source development realm and symbol for online freedom, feelings and other activities.
Note: this site is continuously 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 distributed site, but more than 90% of the 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 user 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 and MUD servers
- IRC proxy, bouncer, bots
- Native IPv6 network environment
- IPv6 vhosts and direct access
- MySQL database account
- Support for development
- No forced advertising
- No spyware
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 date and time, timezone, username and polarhome hostname or URL - if available - and attach as many logs as possible.
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 IPv6 network to directly access servers that has IPv6 services developed and enabled.
Use gateway server gate.polarhome.com to access servers within polarhome realm using IPv4. You can find detailed description at the port list.
How to contribute and help keeping this system alive?
You can contribute in many different ways... read more about in sponsors page.
polarhome.com is a community driven project. Therefore, everything what happens here and how will it look like in the future - is up to you.
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