My Home Network
Duties and Specifications: Fireball is an
AcerAcros computer with a luxurious 20 MB of RAM and a spacious 400 MB
hard drive. Fireball runs with speedy 486-DX4 processor. Fireball provides the
rest of the network with DHCP, firewalling, and routing.
Computer Name: Webserver
Codename: The Socks
Duties and Specifications: The Socks
lives in my kitchen. He is currently composed of an AMD K6-2 350MHz, 256 MB of
RAM, and a 4 GB hard drive. Socks takes care of serving up fresh web pages,
crummysocks.com email, Shoutcast streaming (inside my house only), and holding
on to my AWE64 till I figure out a better place for it.
Codename: The Prince
Duties and Specifications: The Prince is
my personal machine. I author the Socks here, as well as keeping in touch with
my contacts via AIM, ICQ, and IRC. Of course, I also use it to play games
occasionally. The Prince currently has an AMD T-Bird 1400, 512 MB of RAM, 120
GB of storage space, a GeForce3, and some other stuff. Also has a TV-Tuner in
it so I can watch TV and chat or whatever. Currently dual-booting
Windows XP and Redhat Linux 8.0
Computer Name: EvL server
Codename: The Server
Duties and Specifications: The Server
only really truly shines at LAN parties where he serves up games of Unreal
Tournament and Rocket Crowbar. He has also been known to take on the role of
FTP server and Windows Network Master Browser. When not at LAN parties,
The Server lives with [EvL]Scarface (who owns it) and functions as a mule for
his Diablo II characters, and as a testbox for 'experiments'.
Duties and Specifications: This is my
roommates's PC, so I really don't know too much about it. [EvL]Scarface uses it
to play games on (like Diablo II and Unreal Tournament), keep up with his
contacts on AIM and IRC, and surf the web occasionally.
: The Switch
Codename: Packet Junction
Duties and Specifications: Packet
Junction is where all the action takes place on this network. He is an SMC
EZSwitch 10/100 with 8 ports. He makes sure that all the information flying
around this network gets to where it needs to be.
: The Hub
Codename: Packet Arena
Duties and Specifications: Packet Arena
lives in [EvL]Scarface's room, and connects his computer and The Server to the
rest of the network. He lacks all the advanced 'switching' capabilities of The
Switch, but he works hard to make sure the computers hooked up to him are
safely tethered to the network.
Last Updated 12/5/02