Previously; Hey, I am going to build a new great whizz bango OS. (trumpet fanfare)
Today; Hey, I need to drop a number of the features.
Future; OK here it is, XP SP3
Here is a different way to look at the medal tally.
Now what I really want to know is, medals per dollar spent on sport.
That would make interesting reading.
It seems there are plenty of people out there running Prescott processors without the latest BIOS code. Seems that a number of vendors were putting out boards with pre production microcode versions. And XP needs to see version 8 or later
So go get the latest BIOS update. Unless your mobo manufacturer hasn’t yet released one (which is the case for a couple of them) In that case a workaround is available here
Programs that connect to IP addresses that are in the loopback address range may not work as you expect
If your using loopbacks and have issues after installing XP SP2, you might like to read this KB Article in Windows XP Service Pack 2
So far the list of affected motherboards reported by end users
Albatron PX865 PE Pro
Aopen AX4SG Max
Asus P4P800-E deluxe
You should make sure you update the BIOS before trying to load SP2 on these systems
I have been runing a mail server for a few years now on a dynamic IP. I have had no real problem. Until today that is. It seems my DNS provider who is also my backup email server has gone missing in action.
All attempts to ping the 6 nameservers is failing. I did a troll of the newsgroups and found a few references to the issue. Who is it? Dynu Systems
Up until today they have been 100% reliable for me, for nearly 3 years. Now I can’t find there website or nameservers. I don’t mind so much that they are having an outage, its not knowing why? Have they shut up shop and done a runner? Was there building burnt down? I don’t particularly want to redelegate the domain, but commercial reality will drive me to do so in a few hours. I am hoping I hear something from them in the meantime.
Yes, I know, your going to tell me to stop fooling around on dynamic DNS and get a fixed IP. Well it’s easier said than done. I did have one but the ISP’s performance wasn’t up to par. I am very happy with my current ISP, Internode but they don’t offer dynamic IP at my plan level. Oh well, I might have to shell out a few more bucks and get a static IP and run my own DNS.