- Duck is my primary webserver machine - the central point for everything else I do. It's mounted in a 2U chassis in the rack at OurayNet. I built it in August of 2001. Since this was my first real server I ran it for a couple of months in test mode. Durring this time I got hacked four or five times and rebuilt it about ten. It ran a couple versions of RedHat (7.0-7.2) durring this time. I settled on a highly customized install of RedHat 7.2 which ran for about a year before I got sick of the neverending RPM goose-chase. By this time I had switched to useing PLD for everything and had my own mirror of the distro. When I made the switch to PLD on this machine I also switched from postfix to exim, from mysql 3 to 4, and lots of other goodies.
- Software: Over it's life I have run every flavor of windows from 98-XP, 8 versions of RedHat Linux, 4 of MandrakeLinux?, 2 of SuSe?, 2 of SlackWare? Linux, plus DebianLinux?, CorelLinux?, BelLabsPlan9?, PLD and BeOS. Most commonly spider dualboots win2k and the latest PLD release.