Monday, November 7, 2016

CC web server gets some maintenance

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The Color Classic web server software (MacHTTP) has been prone to running out of memory for several months now. You've probably noticed the dip in server uptime stats if you were paying attention. I didn't have time to troubleshoot it so I just set the CC to restart every night, but finally even that wasn't enough to make it happy.

 I finally hauled out the legacy tools (floppy disks, Iomega 100 MB SCSI ZIP drive) and spent an hour or so watching Dr. Norton work his magic and fix an assortment of issues, the most important being directory issues. Hopefully that will resolve the memory issues and the CC will be back to its trusty self.

 If it proves stable I may even be brave enough to hook up a Connectix QuickCam so you can watch the squirrels in my backyard as they gather acorns and pecans in preparation for winter.