Free Alpine Linux Shell Accounts
Friendly greetings to all! 🌎🌍
January 8, 2023 -- New accounts paused until router issue is fixed.
Alpine Linux seems to have been installed on the MetalVPS antique Intel node at Hurricane Electric Fremont-2.
Want a free Alpine shell account? Maybe with sudo? 👍 With all node resources shared, fair use? 🎂 Right now plenty of server resources are available because there is nobody using the Fremont node except @Not_Oles.
Fremont Node Specs
Server: Intel S2600GZ
CPU: 2 x Xeon E5-2630L v2, 2 x 6 cores = 12 cores = 24 threads
RAM: 32 GB DDR3 ECC (upgrade to 64 GB expected this month)
Hard Drive: 1 x 500 GB SSD, 2 x 1 TB HDD
IP Addresses: IPv4/28, IPv6/48
Connection: 1 GBit/s port
Bandwidth: Fair use
Datacenter: Hardware rented from Cloudie Networks, LLC inside Hurricane Electric Fremont 2, Fremont, California USA 🇺🇸
Node OS: Alpine Linux 3.17 edge! 🤩 NetBSD might or might not be coming soon! ❤️
VM OS: Whatever you install!
- MetalVPS is a project of @Not_Oles a/k/a Tom Miller a/k/a the clueless™ guy.
MetalVPS currently has nodes in Dallas, Texas and Fremont, California USA. 🇺🇸
The Dallas node is not included in this free offer.
Why not? It's fun to play with and learn about servers, operating systems, and the internet.
@Not_Oles uses very little of his MetalVPS servers' capacity. It's better to offer the extra capacity to others than to waste it.
Clueless™ administrator! 😀 @Not_Oles frequently messes up! 😱
@Not_Oles is especially clueless™ about Alpine since he is an Alpine noob. 🤗
Hey! Fremont runs Alpine 3.17 edge! 🤩
Sometimes trusted MetalVPSians might or might not get sudo. 🙈🙉🙊
MetalVPS has no billing panel and no server control panel. It's all command line until you install a GUI or activate whatever pre-installed GUI you want. 🆕
MetalVPS has no onboarding and no knowledge base. ♒︎ If you want to make a VPS, you need to know or be willing to research about how to do it.
Account delivery might take awhile! 😴
Accounts subject to cancellation at any time without advance notice! 💥
No warranty, to the extent permitted by applicable law. No service level agreement. Not for business use. Intended especially for computer learning and fun! 🤑
White Hat stuff only, please! No copyright violations, please. 👍
@Not_Oles tries to keep the system updated. Frequent maintenance reboots are almost guaranteed! 🌺
Please make your own redundant, offsite backups! It's easy to download or sync or clone your backup to a safe place. Please also make sure that you actually can restore from your backups! Please think of your MetalVPS account as ephemeral! It might blow up! We or you might reinstall the node! 🤦♂️
MetalVPS.com is an indie project of @Not_Oles a/k/a Tom Miller with help from the MetalVPSians and many other friends. MetalVPS.com is not a project of lowendspirit.com, lowendtalk.com, leveloneservers.com, or of Cloudie Networks, LLC. 👨💻
Other MetalVPSians can see your account name, some of the processes you are running, and much other information. So, please do not put confidential information on the server. 🤔
How To Sign Up
- Please post in this thread. Only if necessary, please PM @Not_Oles or use the email on @Not_Oles profile.
Please post in this thread. Only if necessary, PM or use the email on @Not_Oles profile.
Additional communication channels might be available via Signal App, Discord, Jitsi, etc.
What People Are Saying
- About MetalVPS
". . . very passionate and enthusiastic about everything. Not all businesses are made this way and it's very easy to see when you interact with them. You are giving the right impression with this industry and it's wonderful to see."
"I think MetalVPS is designed in between a dedicated and a regular VPS. Some use case cannot fill the capacity of a dedicated but need more CPU than a regular VPS, and it makes sense to use MetalVPS in such situation."
- About Not_Oles
"Possibly the most polite and enthusiastic personality in the entire LE* world with a genuine interest that runs so deep he even set up a business exclusively catering for LES. as a regular content writer for LES his articles frequently top the charts in terms of most viewed (according to google)"
Thanks again and best wishes! 🇺🇸🗽🇲🇽🏜️
Tom. 穆坦然. Not Oles. Happy 233 哈哈哈 New York City guy visiting Mexico! How is your 文言文?
The MetalVPS.com website ran very speedily on MicroLXC.net! Thanks to @Neoon!