Re: linuxhq

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Wed, 10 Sep 1997 14:03:09 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 10 Sep 1997 wrote:

> Hello All,
> Does someone have an idea of what happend to

-- forwarded message --
From: (Karsten M. Self)
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.x
Subject: Re: gone?
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 1997 20:45:48 GMT
Organization: Netcom
Message-ID: <>
References: <5uhnue$i0$1@news.wyvern> <5unb0e$>
X-NETCOM-Date: Mon Sep 08 1:45:52 PM PDT 1997

I looked up the site administrator (Mark Evans)) via Internic and
received the following sad news & explanation.

BTW -- site administrator and other information can usually be
obtained by subitting the domain and network (eg: to the
internic whoi search site at,

The story:

On Mon, 8 Sep 1997, Karsten M. Self wrote:

> There are rumors of your site's demise ( -- I
> certainly can't reach it. Internic shows this as contact information,
> you might care to confirm or deny, we miss you.

Unfortunately, the rumors are true, the site is gone. I'm sure the
next question is why??? Here's the story:

LinuxHQ has been my little pet project for over a year, and it has
been a very enjoyable venture. Recently, the company I work for
bought another company in California (I'm in Texas). I now spend
about 75% of my time traveling and it is simply impossible for me to
keep the site updated with the rapid changes that take place with
Linux development.

I tried for a few weeks to pull it off, but between long distance
phone calls into my system and not having any access, it simply didn't

I've received several emails (hundreds) asking why the site was so out
of date, many were asking politely but most were more angry that I
hadn't kept up the system.

I've tried many times to recruit some help, but it has never panned
out. So, In light of the fact that I am no longer in a position to
maintain the site and it was also costing me a little over $350 per
month to maintain the connection and ISDN line, I decided it was time
to shut it down. If I couldn't do it right, I didn't see any reason
in doing it at all.

I'm leaving again for two more weeks later today and won't have access
to email for that time. I hope that folks will understand why it had
to come to an end and hopefully someday I'll be able to provide a
little bit back to the Linux community again.

BTW, the domain will be removed as well, if someone else
wants to try and pickup where I left off, the domain should be
available in a few days thru internic.

Thank you for your query, I hope I've answered your questions to your
satisfaction. I'll miss the interaction I had with all the Linux
users and developers, I have certainly gained much from the experience
and hope that I've been able to help others along the way.

Good Luck!

Mark Evans

On 4 Sep 1997 21:59:42 GMT, (Nicholas R LeRoy) wrote:

>In <5uhnue$i0$1@news.wyvern> Adrian Bridgett <> writes: > >>Finally today, it's DNS entry can't be found. Does anyone know what has >>happened to it, or has something unfortunate happened to the maintainer? > >I'm not sure, but I've noticed the very same thing, and was waiting to >see if anybody else noticed, or if some name server upstream from me >got screwed up... > >Does anybody know what really happened? > >-Nick >-- >+-------------------------------+--------------------------------------------+ >| /`--_ Nicholas R LeRoy | In a world without fences, Who needs Gates?| >|{ }/ Norland Corporation | ---- Experience Linux! ---- | >| \ * / W6340 Hackbarth Rd | | | >| |___| Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 +--------------------------------------------+ >| | #include <disclaimer.h> | >| | These are my own ideas, not my employer's. | >+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

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