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    Getting Plan 9

    Today, I’m going to start setting up the first Plan 9 machine, to be known as

    I happen to have a University’s Internet connection at my disposal, so downloading the CD image was not a bother at all. You can find it here. When you download it, you will find it has been compressed [...]


    So, the idea for stage one is:

    Set up a CPU/Auth/Fileserver and a second CPU server using two IBM ThinkCenters. These will form the base of my network. The fileserver will not only serve 9P, but also CIFS (previously known as Samba or SMB) from a large (2TB) external hard drive containing music and videos.