May 8th, 2001

Big-IP

foobar sent LJ an extra Big-IP he had laying around his living room. This is very cool. But --- neither of us knows the password to it.

I have a friend that works at F5 and is one of the guys (if not the main one) that works on the kernel for the Big-IP machines. I sent him mail and he'll get to it after he finishes his 20 hour work day, but I was wondering if anybody knew how I could get into this thing already and start playing. I booted it into single user mode but couldn't change the password because the file system was mounted read-only. It's BSD/OS, which I know little about.

I guess the real point of this post is just to thank foobar and let you all know we have a really cool piece of hardware now for livejournal. Hooray.

Update: I'm in.