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From: vajira at ltl.lk (vajira ganepola)
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 13:20:25 +0600

Hello,

        Can we have a glimpse of the new Metasploit logo before being
released ?

Thanks

Vajira



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "H D Moore" <hdm at metasploit.com>
To: <framework at metasploit.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 7:04 AM
Subject: [framework] Metasploit Hardware


Hello everyone,

The metasploit.com server suffered two hardware lockups today and was
finally replaced. The problem appears to be related to the motherboard -- 
everything else has been replaced over the last two years and the lockups
have become more frequent.  The server is graciously hosted at a company
called WireWeb in San Antonio, who provide free hosting with nice
bandwidth in return for sporadic technical help (code, administration,
etc).

The admin was nice enough to drive downtown to meet me twice, at thirty
minutes each way, in order to get the server back online.  I no longer
live in San Antonio and only had a twenty minute window to replace the
system with something that would fit in the rack-mount slot. My employer
was able to sell me an appliance from inventory at cost (minus the hard
drive) and this was used to replace the dying server. The new appliance
has about four times the processing power of the old server, but is
definitely no speed daemon (yes, we had a 600Mhz CPU before). The high
cost is mostly due to the small form factor, low power consumption, and
easy maintenance.

The short of it is that we had an unexpected $800 USD expense in order to
keep the metasploit.com site operational. Previously, donations have been
used to replace parts and upgrade drives, but at this time, we are
actually at a negative balance[1]. If you would like to support the
project in a way that is immediately appreciated,  a donation to our
PayPal account would go a long way. To donate, please visit the URL below
and click on the "Make a Donation" button. Thanks!

http://metasploit.com/donate.html

-HD

1. The new artwork should be ready within the next month. We are pretty
excited about it and plan on doing a run of shirts and posters as soon as
we figure out the best way to handle it.




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