Free MetalVPS Intel i9-13900 Traditional Command Line Shell Accounts!

Not_OlesNot_Oles Hosting ProviderContent Writer
edited June 2023 in Free Offers and Stuff

Free MetalVPS Intel i9-13900 Traditional Command Line Shell Accounts!

Friendly greetings to all! ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ

What You Get From MetalVPS!

  • New MetalVPS Neighbors receive a traditional command line shell account. Experienced Neighbors with additional privileges can create their own chroots, LXC containers, KVM VPSes, and much more, all directly from their command line shell accounts! ๐ŸŽ

  • MetalVPS has a Hetzner EX101 Node running an Intelยฎ Coreโ„ข i9-13900 processor at Hetzner's Falkenstein Datacenter in Germany. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

  • MetalVPS sometimes has more than one Node.

  • @Not_Oles is looking for another Node located in the US, on the West Coast, with great connections to Asia.

  • All Node resources are available for fair use. ๐Ÿท

More About MetalVPS!

Why MetalVPS?

  • MetalVPS is @Not_Oles' way of expressing appreciation to the wonderful Low End community for all the fun @Not_Oles enjoys here. Yes, it indeed is very fun to play with and learn about servers, operating systems, and the internet. :)

  • It seems better to offer extra bare metal server capacity to others than to waste it. @Not_Oles' own server requirements are so minimal that he easily could use just a free cloud account. But, that wouldn't be metal, would it?

  • It seems better to keep everything as open and as transparent as possible. Hence, MetalVPS enjoys its commitments to 100% open source, free or libre software, and to public discussion.

"For a little while longer I can enjoy renting my own fast, bare metal servers, even though I am using only 1% or 2% of their capacity. It's great with me if a few nice folks come aboard alongside." ๐Ÿ’–
    -- @Not_Oles

i9-13900 Node Specifications

Yabs

  • Yabs for the i9-13900 Node is available here.

  • Enjoy the GeekBench 6 3049 Single Core and 17551 Multi Core performance!

More About The i9-13900 Node Hardware

Terms of Service

  • Thank you for running only 100% open source free or libre software <3 at MetalVPS!
  • MetalVPS is not intended to be a stable platform for long running applications.
  • No warranty, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
  • No service level agreement.
  • Not for business use.
  • No transfer of MetalVPS account or sub-accounts.
  • New Neighbors will not automatically be added to the kvm group or to /etc/sub[ug]id.
  • Fair use.
  • No spam, porn, hate, prejudice, malware, copyright violations, public proxies, traffic exchange, etc.
  • Accounts are subject to cancellation at any time, for any reason, for no reason at all, and without any advance notice.
  • Terms of Service are subject to change at any time.
  • @Not_Oles' personal opinion determines Terms of Service term definitions.
  • All Hetzner Terms of Service also apply, including, prohibition of:
    • Operating applications that are used to mine crypto currencies
    • The scanning of foreign networks or foreign IP addresses
    • Manually changing the hardware address (MAC)
    • The use of fake source IPs
    • Additional Hetzner Terms and Conditions

Warnings!

  • Cluelessโ„ข administrator with "limited technical skills. . . ." ๐Ÿ˜€ @Not_Oles frequently messes up! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

  • @Not_Oles is especially cluelessโ„ข about Debian. ๐Ÿค—

  • Hey! The i9-13900 Node usually runs Debian sid unstable! ๐Ÿคฉ And, it's RAID 0! ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  • The i9-13900 Node's integrated graphics processor is not presently enabled. ๐Ÿ˜ต

  • Sometimes trusted MetalVPSians might or might not get sudo. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

  • MetalVPS has no billing panel and no server control panel. It's all command line until you install the GUI that you want. ๐Ÿ†•

  • MetalVPS has no onboarding and no knowledge base. โ™’๏ธŽ

  • Account delivery might take awhile! ๐Ÿ˜ด

  • Intended especially for computer learning and fun! ๐Ÿค‘

  • White Hat stuff only, please! ๐Ÿ‘

  • @Not_Oles tries to keep the system updated. Frequent maintenance reboots are guaranteed! ๐ŸŒบ

  • 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! Your Node might blow up! ๐Ÿ’ฅ At any random second @Not_Oles or maybe you might reinstall the Node! ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  • 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. ๐Ÿค”

  • MetalVPS Neighbors are expected both to monitor and to contribute actively to this thread or to the companion Nodeseek thread. ๐Ÿ”

How To Sign Up

  • Please post in this thread or in the companion thread at Nodeseek.

  • Please indicate your desire to join MetalVPS and your use case for the server. Please include your ed25519 ssh public key in your request. Please add any additional information you wish about yourself and about your education and experience. If you wish to provide ID verification (optional) and references (optional), these can be emailed to [email protected].

  • Except for optional ID verification and references, Private Messages ("PMs") and emails concerning Sign Up are discouraged. Please post in the public thread.

  • MetalVPS will consider your

  1. Forum account longevity and contributions,
  2. your use case for the server,
  3. whether ed25519 ssh public key is available,
  4. additional information about yourself,
  5. your education and experience,
  6. your website,
  7. your online activity,
  8. code contributions to free and libre software <3 projects,
  9. ID verification, and
  10. references.

Support

  • Please post in this thread or in the companion thread at Nodeseek. For support requests, both Private Messages ("PMs") and emails are discouraged.

Email Privacy

  • MetalVPS uses Migadu for email. Thus, emails will at least pass through and probably will be stored at Migadu. Emails can be encrypted for additional privacy. MetalVPS stores, in plain text on @Not_Oles' Chromebook, a local working copy of some emails and other server Neighbor data, such as passwords and server logs. @Not_Oles also keeps a local, plain text backup on a removable hard disk.

Additional Contact Channels

Financial Contributions To LES and Nodeseek

What People Are Saying

  • About MetalVPS

"I really enjoyed MetalVPS . . . I hope more people can learn together using MetalVPS."

"้žๅธธๆ„Ÿ่ฐขNot_Olesๅˆ†ไบซๅ…่ดน็š„MetalVPSไธบๅคงๅฎถไฝฟ็”จ๏ผ" "Big thanks to Not_Oles for sharing his MetalVPS for people to use!"

". . . [V]ery cool that MetalVPS is still a thing :) Thanks for providing this to the community, tinkering with servers is fun and a learning experience!"

"The permanent free shell account of MetalVPS is very fun!" ("MetalVPS็š„ๆฐธไน…ๅ…่ดนshell่ดฆๅทๆŒบๅฅฝ็Žฉ็š„")

"This is really really cool."

"I enjoyed the section of the OP dedicated to complementary comments, including helpful links so they can be verified."

"MetalVPS used to be a high end provider, but it's becoming a sorority now."

"fun stuff indeed, appreciating the comfortable computing experience!"

"Liking my darkstar"

"Nice trial and results! Very interesting :)"

Metalvps recommended on OGF ๐Ÿ™ˆ

"It just crossed my mind that I've been using your server for over half a year! It's been an amazing experience! . . . Your services deserve much more attention. <3"

"Wow pretty nice ! Congrats excellent options thanks for being a part of the community"

"the terms seemed exceptionally fair"

"Kernel Linux 5.11 is now in much better shape for AMD <3"

"Yes, please. Iโ€™ll take that."

"it's really quite dedicated. not all dedicated are the same."

"MetalVPS-AX101 has a reasonable price"

"really need a testing ground badly now especially with dedicated core"

"the fastest VPS I ever used"

"I've been using this one from him. Highly recommend! His support is really amazing!"

"10/10 metalvps recommended"

"very powerful"

"premium stuff"

"Grab it while the hotel still has vacant rooms."

". . . 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

"Tom, you're the best :)"

"I found it interesting that Tom still treats his free vps members like humans (it's really admirable). . . ."

"@Not_Oles is really a funfull and helpful grandpa!!"

"especially thanks @Not_Oles , He pointed out my problems and told me the correct way to share. He is a good guy."

"I'm not in need for any free vps at the moment, but thanks for what you're doing. If I had this chance few years ago, I think my life would be different."

"I did want to thank @Not_Oles for always being so friendly. Makes me smile seeing how nice you are to everyone here."

"You are a great person."

"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)"

"Really, you're the best person I've known on the internet."

"we've found that good, in-depth technical articles tend to drive user interaction and new sign-ups on the forum. @Not_Oles's Proxmox articles are evidence of this."

"It was a pleasure for me to collaborate with Tom, he really knows what he's doing :)"

"Thanks again to @Not_Oles for valiant testing."

"you've brought a smile on my face countless times "

"Good luck with your new project! :D Happy to have you around here!"

"I always love how you come up with new ideas :D Good luck, mate!

"May you continue to learn and inspire others."

"he is a great guy!"

"he is the sweetest guy in LES .."

"Everybody loves @Not_Oles! <3"

"resplendent as the Sonoran Sun"

"god bless not_oles ^^"

"every time I visit les and see that profile picture, it brightens up my day."

"As for the new administrator, I nominate @Not_Oles."

"I would love to see @Not_Oles as a moderator or a bigger role."

"I would also support @Not_Oles as admin :)"

Thanks!

Tom gets a lot of help from the friendly MetalVPSians and from many other friends.

Thanks again and best wishes! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿœ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ

I hope everyone gets the servers they want!

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Comments

  • ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ

    Let's see how many little pinks you attract ๐Ÿ˜œ

    Thanked by (1)Not_Oles

    The all seeing eye sees everything...

  • Not_OlesNot_Oles Hosting ProviderContent Writer

    Hi @terrorgen!

    Here's a link to the ad as it appears on Nodeseek: https://www.nodeseek.com/post-8511-1#0

    I will update the OP by inserting the Nodeseek ad link.

    When I posted the ad on Nodeseek, I discovered that the translation process seemed to break a few links. There was an additional problem rendering one of the national flags. It was late, so I posted the ad on Nodeseek without the final "What People Are Saying" section.

    Many of the guys from Nodeseek have been very fine! Really smart and hard working! It is a pleasure to be friends and to share a forum and a few servers with them!

    As you yourself pointed out back when the idea of requiring ID was first proposed, fewer people will be interested when ID is involved, even if, as in the above ad, ID is optional.

    People from everywhere are welcome at MetalVPS! ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ

    Best wishes and kindest regards,

    Tom

    I hope everyone gets the servers they want!

  • @terrorgen said:
    Let's see how many little pinks you attract ๐Ÿ˜œ

    ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ

    Thank you @Not_Oles ! Looking forward to the US West node.

  • Not_OlesNot_Oles Hosting ProviderContent Writer

    @tang_cn said:

    @terrorgen said:
    Let's see how many little pinks you attract ๐Ÿ˜œ

    ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ

    Thank you @Not_Oles ! Looking forward to the US West node.

    Hi @tang_cn! You are more than welcome! If you have a suggestion as to US West providers with awesome connectivity to Asia, then I would be glad to hear it.

    I hope everyone gets the servers they want!

  • Congrats on getting the server back online and open for "neighbors".

    Thanked by (1)Not_Oles

    If itโ€™s not broken, keep fixing it until it is. Blink twice if you agree.

  • @Not_Oles said:
    Hi @terrorgen!

    Here's a link to the ad as it appears on Nodeseek: https://www.nodeseek.com/post-8511-1#0

    I will update the OP by inserting the Nodeseek ad link.

    When I posted the ad on Nodeseek, I discovered that the translation process seemed to break a few links. There was an additional problem rendering one of the national flags. It was late, so I posted the ad on Nodeseek without the final "What People Are Saying" section.

    Many of the guys from Nodeseek have been very fine! Really smart and hard working! It is a pleasure to be friends and to share a forum and a few servers with them!

    As you yourself pointed out back when the idea of requiring ID was first proposed, fewer people will be interested when ID is involved, even if, as in the above ad, ID is optional.

    People from everywhere are welcome at MetalVPS! ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ

    Best wishes and kindest regards,

    Tom

    Not hard to guess which flag was not rendered correctly!

    Thanked by (3)FrankZ Not_Oles Unixfy

    The all seeing eye sees everything...

  • Not_OlesNot_Oles Hosting ProviderContent Writer

    @somik said:
    Congrats on getting the server back online and open for "neighbors".

    Hi @somik! Thanks for the kind words!

    I hope everyone gets the servers they want!

  • Not_OlesNot_Oles Hosting ProviderContent Writer
    edited June 2023

    @terrorgen said:

    @Not_Oles said:
    Hi @terrorgen!

    Here's a link to the ad as it appears on Nodeseek: https://www.nodeseek.com/post-8511-1#0

    I will update the OP by inserting the Nodeseek ad link.

    When I posted the ad on Nodeseek, I discovered that the translation process seemed to break a few links. There was an additional problem rendering one of the national flags. It was late, so I posted the ad on Nodeseek without the final "What People Are Saying" section.

    Many of the guys from Nodeseek have been very fine! Really smart and hard working! It is a pleasure to be friends and to share a forum and a few servers with them!

    As you yourself pointed out back when the idea of requiring ID was first proposed, fewer people will be interested when ID is involved, even if, as in the above ad, ID is optional.

    People from everywhere are welcome at MetalVPS! ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ

    Best wishes and kindest regards,

    Tom

    Not hard to guess which flag was not rendered correctly!

    I could be wrong. It was late, I was tired, and there seemed to be multiple broken links. I didn't take a screenshot. But, I seem to remember that it was the final flag in the row which might not have been rendered correctly. If I recall correctly, the final flag was rendered in the editor's preview function as what seemed to be two parts. The left part looked like an arrow pointing to the right, something like "=>". The right part looked like a capital N in a bigger and bolder typeface.

    Checking again just now, the flag rendering seems okay. If I see a flag rendering issue again, I hopefully will remember to take a screenshot. I still don't know what happened about the seemingly random broken links. A few of them seemed to have an extra space inserted and others seemed to have newlines inserted. Most of the links were fine.

    Thanks to the guys at Nodeseek for working hard to make a nice forum and for being kind to me over there. Thanks equally to our wonderful guys, especially @terrorgen, here at LES! <3

    I continue to have a lot of fun playing with the server. Among other things I am still messing around with installs. I have been looking at installs via grub. I also have been trying to read some of the installimage shell scripts. I found a script to install Alpine in a chroot. Haha, the install took only 2.4 seconds.

    [ . . . ]
        60  time /root/alpine-chroot-install/alpine-chroot-install -d /altroot -p build-base -p cmakie
    [ . . . ]
       146  ---
       147  Alpine installation is complete
       148  Run /altroot/enter-chroot [-u <user>] [command] to enter the chroot
       149  and /altroot/destroy [--remove] to destroy it.
       150  
       151  real    0m2.415s
       152  user    0m1.269s
       153  sys     0m0.349s
       154  root@fsn ~/alpine-chroot-install # /altroot/enter-chroot -u root
       155  ~ # cat /etc/alpine-release
       156  3.18.0
       157  ~ # 
    

    I've since moved the alpine-chroot-install script to /usr/local/bin and have been running it with different options.

    Also I've been messing with the Rawhide daily isos and with NetBSD.

    A few days ago, I posted about systemd-nspawn. I haven't tried it yet, but I might.

    I've also been reading little pieces of many C programming books, looking at code repositories, and trying easy exercises.

    It's amazing that the server now has ten days of uptime! I will have to fix that soon! :) But during these ten days, I doubt that anyone sharing the server would have been inconvenienced by anything I have been doing. The load averages suggest that there is extra capacity.

    root@fsn ~ # uptime
     20:37:47 up 10 days, 21:15,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    root@fsn ~ # 
    

    Except for saying, "People from everywhere are welcome at MetalVPS! ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ" how about if we please try to keep politics to other threads and please try to keep this thread for fun MetalVPS server stuff? Thanks!

    I hope everyone gets the servers they want!

  • Ok I am probably going to screw up begging for one of these but here goes.......

    I just want to play with different machines and learn how they work. You have seen my post on here, I'm kind of an idiot and have to poke at stuff to learn it.

    Now in the hopes I don't embarrass myself too horribly I think this is the key I'm supposed to post....

    ssh-ed25519 AAAAC3NzaC1lZDI1NTE5AAAAIFEwFcyr5o4JVNi5K4HO1j7mkD9ky8+MuUbP3nnxHg9t schisms-public-key

  • Not_OlesNot_Oles Hosting ProviderContent Writer

    @schism said:
    Ok I am probably going to screw up begging for one of these but here goes.......

    I just want to play with different machines and learn how they work. You have seen my post on here, I'm kind of an idiot and have to poke at stuff to learn it.

    Now in the hopes I don't embarrass myself too horribly I think this is the key I'm supposed to post....

    ssh-ed25519 AAAAC3NzaC1lZDI1NTE5AAAAIFEwFcyr5o4JVNi5K4HO1j7mkD9ky8+MuUbP3nnxHg9t schisms-public-key

    Hi Bill!

    Welcome to LES! Glad to see that you are enjoying it here and that you have some very well received posts and comments!

    Thanks for your request! Let's see if we can score it according to the factors mentioned in the OP.

    • LES/Nodeseek account longevity and contributions

    Looks like your account has been here a little over two months. You have 3 discussions and 83 comments. Excellent!

    Additionally, you said:

    "I was compiling some code on gcc and wasn't paying that much attention to what I was compiling and just cloned the git I was looking at and went go. (adult add is thing) The git was xmrig and of course about 20% of the way to compiling it was suspended for mining."

    Impressive! I don't know anything about xmrig!

    • Your use case for the server

    "Play with different machines and learn how they work" sounds great! Maybe there could be something specific about the i9-13900 which you find interesting, but, if so, you didn't mention it. From your other posts you seem to have a lot of servers already. That's great!

    • Your website

    More could be added in this category.

    • Your additional online activity

    More could be added in this category.

    • Code contributions to free and libre software <3 projects

    More could be added in this category.

    • ID verification

    More could be added in this category.

    • References

    More could be added in this category.

    Overall, it seems like your request is excellent, impressive, and great in several categories, but perhaps a bit sparse in a few other categories? Maybe there is more that you would like to add?

    Thanks again for your request, and thanks for considering the possible addition of more information. I want to keep trying to give you a MetalVPS account. :) Best wishes and kindest regards! :)

    I hope everyone gets the servers they want!

  • @schism do note that you can send the info to @Not_Oles privately through PM or by his email (from his profile) if you rather not share the info in a open forum.

    Thanked by (1)Not_Oles

    If itโ€™s not broken, keep fixing it until it is. Blink twice if you agree.

  • Not_OlesNot_Oles Hosting ProviderContent Writer

    Today I am giving the awesome EX101 server back to Hetzner because not enough people wanted to use it. Perhaps I soon will make a new offer with a different setup. I hope everyone gets the server they want! :)

    Thanked by (1)somik

    I hope everyone gets the servers they want!

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