Meanwhile at the Wayback Machine…

Every blue moon I take a trip back on the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive to look at what looked like. Looking through the information from www. on December 3, 2001, I found this information on the web server:

The HP NetServer LD Pro runs Red Hat Linux 7.0. It uses Apache with PHP and Perl as the web server. FTP services are handled by ProFTPD. The NetServer also provides primary internal dynamic DNS services with BIND 9. Live Web Cam services are procided by RealServer 8. Of course, it is constantly updated with security patches!

The NetServer was configured with:

  • Intel Pentium Pro 180 MHz CPU
  • 96 MB ECC RAM
  • One fixed 9 GB Ultra SCSI disk
  • Two hot swap 9 GB Ultra SCSI disks
  • Intel EtherExpress Pro/100 Plus network adaptor is now hosted out of a co-lo in Montreal, Quebec now but there still is an internal server. It has been upgraded a little bit from 2001…

HP Proliant DL360 G7 configured with:

  • Intel Xeon X5670  2.93Ghz 6-core CPU
  • 72 GB RAM
  • 3 x 300GB 10K SAS disks
  • P410 Raid controller
  • Dual Power Supplies
  • VMware ESXi 6.0
  • Storage on a Qnap NAS using NFS

Just a little faster, little more storage and much, much smaller and lighter….

About Mike Pelley

Let’s see… A little about me… I’ve been around information technology since 1983 with computers such as DEC Rainbows (weird machine – the standard DOS couldn’t format its own floppy disks – remember them? – and I had to format them on a friend’s IBM PC) to Radio Shack TRS-80 to Apple ][e and Apple //c in the beginning. I have programmed in 8-bit assembly language on 6502, FORTRAN and COBOL on IBM System/370 (and I still hate JCL), VAX BASIC and COBOL (and a weird and massive WordPerfect 4.0 macro) on DEC VMS (Alpha), C/C++ on Digital Unix (ALPHA), and C/C++, Perl (it may be powerful but I still hate it), PHP on Linux (Red Hat, Centos, Ubuntu, etc.). I have work with databases such as Digital RDB (later to become Oracle RDB), Oracle DBMS, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL and PostgreSQL on VAX, Alpha, Sun and Intel. Check out my professional profile and connect with me on LinkedIn. See I still think that Digital created some of the best ideas in the world: VAX clustering, DSSI disks (forerunner to SCSI) and the Alpha processor (first commercial 64-bit processor – Red Hat screamed on an Alpha!). DEC just could not seem to be able to give air conditioners away to someone lost in the Sahara Desert! VMware is one of the best ways to get the most out of an x64 server. And I have tried Oracle VM, Virtual Box and Microsoft Virtual Server. Outside of that I am a huge military history buff starting in the early 20th century. I love Ford Mustangs (my ’87 Mustang GT was awesome) and if I had the money I would have a Porsche 928S4. If I had a lot of money I would have a Porsche 911 Turbo. I also play too much AmrA 3 Exile mod. Over 5,000+ hours... I have a wonderful son, Cameron. I have a long suffering (Do you really need all that computer junk?) wife, Paula. I live in Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador.
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