The machine names
Deciding a good theme for machine names is hard. Taking a theme that hasn't
been done by someone else nearby is a lot harder.
I decided on 'heroes of the computer revolution'. The subtitle of the book
'Hackers' by Steven Levy. I gathered names and information about the people
from that book. I later added names which are part of the computer history
but maybe not described in that book.
So, you were bored enough to be interested in this...
- gosper Named after Bill Gosper from the early years at MIT AI lab.
gosper was the old router, nfsserver, webserver, samba server, mailserver, newsserver and was once
X terminal boot server.
- greenblatt Named after Richard Greenblatt from the early years at MIT AI lab.
greenblatt was workstation with X, a tv-card and sound.
The name is in use again for the new home server.
- morris Named after Robert Morris ✝, Unix security expert.
morris (hardware retired) was router, firewall.
- felsenstein Named after Lee Felsenstein, the first person to
envision public-access systems bringing information to a lot of people.
felsenstein (hardware retired) was a HP X Terminal.
- jobs Named after Steve Jobs ✝, founder of Apple Computers.
jobs is workstation with X and sound and a CD writer.
- minsky Named after Marvin Minsky ✝ from MIT.
minsky (hardware retired) was a laptop used to copy pictures from CF cards to the fileserver.
- wozniak Named after Steve Wozniak, founder of Apple Computers.
wozniak was a system for testing OS installs and demonstrating firewall
capabilities for the PCgg. Retired.
- metcalfe Named after Bob Metcalfe, inventor of ethernet networking.
metcalfe is a system mostly playing router, sometimes wireless access point,
webserver, asterisk pbx and general server for the PCgg.
- stallman Named after Richard Stallman of the Free Software Foundation.
stallman (hardware retired) was a Sun Sparcstation20 running solaris 2.6
used for testcompiles.
- moore Named after Fred Moore ✝, co-founder of the homebrew computer
moore (hardware retired) a Sun Ultra-1 running solaris 8 used for testing stuff.
- turing Named after Alan Turing ✝ who played an important role in the
development of computer science and in the Enigma codebreaking in the second
turing is now running X and the tv-card.
- jacobson Named after Van Jacobson, primary contributor to the
TCP/IP stack and well-known for the traceroute program.
jacobson is a Cisco switch with layer-3 capabilities in use as network switch
and for me to learn stuff about IOS, especially about IOS and IPv6.
- ritchie Names after Dennis Ritchie ✝, co-creator of Unix, did a lot
on the C programming language.
ritchie was the wardriving box which automatically finds and logs wireless networks. It is now
the weatherstation in the shed.
- thompson, named after Ken Thompson, creator of the C programming language and co-creator
thompson is a desktop system with audio editing and amateur radio software.
- kernighan, named after Brian Kernighan, the K in K & R and co-creator of Unix.
kernighan is a multi-purpose laptop.
- joy, named after Bill Joy, the creator of the vi editor and one of the founders of Sun Microsystems.
joy is a Raspberry Pi3 doing some radio stuff.
- neumann, named after John von Neumann ✝, one of the founding figures in computing and computer architecture.
Koos van den Hout