Ausics

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About us...

Ausics hosts official mirrors for some well known open source projects such as Samba, Linux Documentation Project, and Netfilter to name a few, we also host some smaller projects and Community Groups Websites.

Our servers are located in-house, in Brisbane and run Slackware, one of the very original and oldest surviving Linux distributions. Slackware was the distro that was later used as a base for newer distros, like Red Hat, and Debian, we use it not because it's free, but because of it's rock solid stability, reliability and performance, also not splitting packages into several mini packages and staying true to form with upstream (the original software package developers) has shown very few issues arise, this has proved Slackware highly stable for over two decades, with releases supported for well over five years in most cases.

We started out in '92 as fox.detour.net, obtaining our own domain name auschat.net back in late nineties, the name was pretty sucky, and due to a dispute with Verisign back in 2002, we dumped it for ausics.net, we've pretty much always been about open source, and free public access to things like usenet.

The key people running the show have experience dating back to the early 90s in Unix/Linux Systems and Network Administration for corporate enterprises, Web Hosts and ISP's, but, as you can tell from the shitty design of our website, none of us are webmasters :)

Ausics services are purely free and non commercial offerings, started and funded by Brisbanite Noel Butler, as a hobbyist service, Ausics.Net remains separate from any commercial services, and is maintained by only a small number of people who may or may not have a life, so just in case, please be patient if you contact us.