Reader scores shonky NetWare support job where he had to share monitors
This week, reader Earl tells us that just this year he responded to a Craigslist ad for a Novell NetWare Admin to figure out why .nlm files would not be loaded and fix the issue.
Earl says he wrote back and told the person that I was very expensive and I had not worked with NetWare since 2003, but if they do not find anyone else to take the job they should give me a call.
Earl was just 90 minutes away by train and got the gig.
Said server was a Dell PowerEdge 1300 with 64MB of RAM and a 10GB IDE hard drive.
I was told they ‘should’ be able to boot up but no one could remember why they had even bothered to get a ‘new’ server at all.
Earl quickly found the problem, namely an ancient surge protector more than a decade beyond its warranty.