Public Plan 9 Accounts
9srv.net offers Plan 9 accounts to the public. All systems are
provided on a best-effort basis. There is one (more or less) stable
cpu+auth+fs (currently an Athlon XP+ 3Ghz w/ 4GB RAM); other cpu
servers come and go. 9srv.net offers cpu service, email, fossil, and
venti, as well as occasional other (often experimental) services.
To request an account, send your real name, prefered user name,
contact email address, contact phone number, and location to a at
9srv dot net. You will receive back a message with a brief
introduction to the system and your initial password (which you are
requested to change immediately). Optionally, include in your
initial message a pointer to your public key and I'll encrypt the
message containing your initial password; my key is available on the
major public keyservers.
The systems are currently located in Cleveland, Ohio, US. They're on
a business-class DSL line, but it's fairly asymetric in what is
usually the wrong direction for this sort of usage, so performance can
be less than wonderful. Unless you're particularly lucky with your
network path, it's unlikely that this will be a good long-term solution
for your primary Plan 9 system, but it is a very good way to get
started and can serve as a useful backup system.