The trip to HAL 2001
I was one of the guys from Stacken that made the trip to HAL2001 to participate in that major event. One of our goals was to have with us computer equipment like noone else. As we did not se anyone else with an OpenVMS cluster, we probably met our goal.
- DECUS towel in honour of Douglas Adams
- VT 420 terminal
- Four external SCSI disks, mirrored 2+2
- FDDI interconnect
- 10Mbit hub
- One Alpha 255 (with the web server process)
- Two Alpha 4000-300 for disks and other stuff
During the time at HAL2001, the system crashed two times, probably because of some DoS attack. Net and 220V availability at HAL2001 was good. The script kiddie spoofing ARP entries for the default gateway was sucessfully defeated by defining a static arp entry for the correct MAC addr. And the pub flag helped other people, too.
One of the good things with a tent clustrer is that it acts as built
in heating and towel dryer.
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