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Apollo Upgrade!

For the last few hours, I have been upgrading my little file server / router, APOLLO, to Linux kernel 2.6. I’ve been running it at 2.4 long enough.

APOLLO is a little Celeron 466, 128MB RAM machine, with a 10GB drive for the OS (Gentoo Linux) and two 120GB drives for my music collection & other files.

I’m also working on implementing traffic shaping with iptables and iproute2 (tc), to help prioritize online gaming packets (much like those hardware “gaming routers” on the market). Have had some success so far. APOLLO’s quite the old trooper, and it’s time for him to learn a few new tricks.