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 is the new shell server.
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 home server.
- morris Named after Robert Morris ✝, Unix security expert.
morris is now the network attached storage (NFS/Samba).
Previous: 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 was a system mostly playing router, sometimes wireless access point,
webserver, asterisk pbx and general server for the PCgg. It now holds the tape drive for backups to tape.
- 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
Previous: 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 is the weatherstation in the shed.
the wardriving box which automatically finds and logs wireless networks.
- 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.
neumann is a Raspberry Pi3 reading data from the smart meter.
Koos van den Hout