[Rack] minotaur is down

Jake jake at spaz.org
Fri Jul 5 23:18:44 UTC 2013

well, the payphone is one physical serial port, and the upstairs keypad is 
another.  These are important because they are actual RS232 lines running 
long distances (like in the 1970's) and they are pretty mission-critical 
(literally in the mission) and the extra USB-serial layer would suck for 
that.  so i'm glad we don't need to do that.

it used to be that there were serial ports out to each net appliance, for 
remote management.  I think that can be done over USB serial adaptor just 
fine, and if we need more i know where they are hiding.

you will notice a four-way plug that has yellow and black wires, and goes 
to the blue serial cables.  Those are 12v power for the payphone and 
upstairs keypad.  On minotaur there was a jack on the motherboard that 
happened to put out 12v like that, so that's what that is.  If you find a 
way to power those from the new situation that would be great.

i hope that the minotaur downtime doesn't get confused with the new door 
access policy.


On Fri, 5 Jul 2013, Ben Kochie wrote:

> It has 3 physical serial ports, and USB.  Is that enough?
> -ben
> On Fri, 5 Jul 2013, Jake wrote:
>> ahhh fuck.  i don't suppose it has physical serial ports?
>> On Fri, 5 Jul 2013, Ben Kochie wrote:
>>> Yes, something is fucked up with the mainboard.  We tried two new hard 
>>> drives, they would not boot.
>>> We have a new box that we're bootstrapping now.
>>> -ben
>>> On Fri, 5 Jul 2013, Jake wrote:
>>>> this computer runs the payphone keypad, upstairs keypad, and opens the 
>>>> door for people.  it also does DNS at noisebridge.  is it being repaired?
>>>> jake at pony:~$ ping minotaur.noise
>>>> PING minotaur.noise ( 56(84) bytes of data.
>>>>> From pony ( icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
>>>>> From pony ( icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
>>>>> From pony ( icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable
>>>> ^C
>>>> --- minotaur.noise ping statistics ---
>>>> 5 packets transmitted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 
>>>> 4168ms pipe 3
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