This is my personal weblog at XIN.at. I am the maintainer of the XIN.at server and most of its content, such as this WordPress weblog. All of this is being hosted on quite an ancient machine from the 90ties, to prove that such an old industrial/business server can still handle modern applications and content. This was born as a hobby project, and it has taken many years to fully complete the server, which now houses components from Austria, Germany, Canada, the U.K. and the USA.
So, the machine running all this is one central and important element. It’s an IBM PC Server 704 with four Pentium PRO 200MHz processors, 2GB FPM-DRAM, old SCSI storage hardware, good old Matrox Millennium II graphics cards and other PCI 2.0 compliant hardware, etc. If you want to know all the details, check out this link: [XIN.at server system information]. This page documents a large part of the server build in a chronological order, showing most of the work and upgrades done on the machine.
Full hardware system specifications of the IBM PC Server 704 “Zenit/XIN.at”:
- System board based on the Intel AP450GX reference board, Intel 450GX Orion chipset
- 4 × Intel Pentium PRO™ 1MB 200MHz processors
- 16 × 128MB = 2048MB Parity FPM-DRAM augmented by IBMs memory board ECC (IBM ECC+P)
- 2 × Adaptec AIC-7880 SCSI controllers onboard
- 1 × Adaptec AHA-19160 SCSI controller
- 1 × IBM ServeRAID-II SCSI RAID controller (IBM Viper+Rattler, IBM PowerPC 403GCX, 4MB EDO-DRAM Cache)
- Matrox Millennium II PCI 4MB graphics card
- 3Com 3C905CX-TX-M, 10/100MBit NIC
- Intel PRO/1000 GT, 10/100/1000MBit NIC
- Adaptec AUA-5100 USB2.0 card, PCI 2.0 5V compatible
- 1 × Seagate Cheetah 15k.3 34GB/15.000rpm/U320 SCSI-3 HDD @ AHA-19160
- 12 × IBM 9.1GB SCSI-2 7.200rpm HDDs (RAID-5 array with 3 hotspares) @ IBM ServeRAID II
- Plextor PX-40 TSI 40x SCSI CD-ROM @ AHA-19160
- Seagate 04106-XXX 125M / 12/24GB DDS3 Streamer @ AIC-7880
- APC SmartUPS SMT2200I
Some information about the software working on the box:
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP4
- Apache web server, SSL/TLS enabled
- PHP, SSL/TLS enabled
- MySQL 5
- Gene6 FTP server, SSL/TLS enabled (FTPS/FTP+ES)
- MDaemon Pro, SSL/TLS enabled (including Hashcash, proper DK/DKIM and SenderID/SPF setup)
- AnGeL IRC bots
- Kerio Winroute Firewall
- Networx monitoring tool
- PRTG network & hardware monitoring suite
- AnalogX Atomic Timesync server
- IBM ServeRAID monitor
According to Austrian media law and amendments (“Mediengesetz”), §24/1/4 as well as §25/1-2/4-5 I hereby publish my name and residence as well as the editorial policy of this weblog.
- Michael Lackner
- A-8600 Bruck an der Mur, Austria
Editorial policy: XIN.at (including wp.xin.at) is a private, technology-oriented website without any commercial background and without any services offered in return for payment. The website discusses modern technologies in the sectors hardware and software. XIN.at is politically and economically independent.
I reserve the right to take legal action against any misuse of the information provided here.
All interactive contents (comments) posted by users of this weblog have to conform to all Austrian laws in effect. The publishers of all such contents are responsible for their own publications, XIN.at can not be held liable for what users are posting on this website. I will however do my best to remove all content that is in clear violation of any Austrian or international laws. In addition, users have to implicitly agree to have their contributions released under a free [CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 International License].
Furthermore, XIN.at can not be held liable for any external content linked to on this website, where external is defined by services which are not hosted locally on this server and which is not accessible under the www.xin.at or wp.xin.at domains.
You can contact me by commenting on this page. The comment will be public of course. Alternatively, you can join the IRC channel #guests on [ircs://www.xin.at:6697] or [irc://www.xin.at:6666] in case your client does not support encryption.
If you wish to drop me an email, please post somewhere here first asking for email contact and enter a real email address of yours. It won’t be published of course, but I can write you then. If you wish to reply to me with an encrypted mail, I do support PGP/GnuPG. You can obtain the following public key beforehand:
GPG key: [0x5705E744].
157D 4069 68E3 B7B0 D813 A48E 1B02 54BF 5705 E744
If you do send me an encrypted message, please attach your own public key in encrypted form too. Thank you.