A server running FreeBSD 2.2.1 has ended its watch, after being in operation for a whopping 18 years. You can read the entire story from the Register in the link below.
Home-brew 200Mhz Pentium FreeBSD box ran custom code that made replacement painful
The Register has learned, thanks to a post to a semi-private mailing list, of a server that has just been decommissioned after running without replacement parts since 1997.
The post, made by a chap named Ross, says he “Just switched off our longest running server.”
Ross says the box was “Built and brought into service in early 1997” and has “been running 24/7 for 18 years and 10 months.”