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|Free DNS @ afraid.org||OzHosting||HTML4.01 (local copy)||HTML4.01 (web version)||Telstra Gateway|
|WhoIs database||Python 2.7||Connection Speed Test||TODOs||robots.txt tester|
|Ubuntu||Python 3.5||Mac OSX||Digital Ocean Spaces||Sophos login|
|Setup||Cron Jobs||Photos||Photo Download||Tardis|
I have a range of computers. Keeping track of them (and maintaining them!) can be a headache. So I've compiled a list of machines in use. There are also a number of web servers (such as the one you are reading right now on ajhurst.org@albens). The general principle used to name them is
|albens||Off-site server||virtual linux box||leased from Digital Ocean, Ubuntu 14.04||
|dimboola||Mac OSX desktop system||Apple iMac 27"||OSX 10.11.6 (El Capitan)||IP: 10.0.0.110||-|
|echuca||Ubuntu desktop system||Apple iMac 21"||Ubuntu 16.04||IP: 10.0.0.107||-|
|gwuc-wiki||replacement for eregnans||virtual linux box||leased from Digital Ocean, Ubuntu 16.04||
|hamilton||current laptop||Apple MacBook Pro (Retina 13")||OSX 10.10.5||IP: 10.0.0.118||-|
|spencer||Main home server||Silverstone RM720 with ASUS Z170-AR motherboard||Ubuntu 16.04||IP: 10.0.0.120||-|
(previously named wolseley)
(runs Sophos UTM9)
|HP Compaq||Ubuntu 13.10||
|Machines below are currently not in use. Some may be resurrected at a future date.|
|auteuil||chook house controller
(not in use during renovations)
|Beagle Bone Black||Ubuntu ?||IP: 10.0.0.117||-|
(available, not in regular use)
|Apple MacBook Pro 15"||OSX 10.6.8||IP: 10.0.0.109||-|
(not in use during renovations)
|Pentium||Ubuntu ?||IP: 10.0.0.104||-|
|flinders||old house server
|Dell R90||Ubuntu 14||-|
(has broken BIOS)
|ACER Aspire S7 11"||Ubuntu 14.04||IP: 10.0.0.112||-|
A very nice Christmas present from my son was a Brother MFC L8600CDW colour laser printer, which is networked across the house, and provides the main printing facilty (although there are other inkjet and laser printers around).
This list is maintained for archival purposes
For Unix (Ubuntu 16.04)
For Mac OSX (10.6.8)
These web pages have gone through a number of interations. This Web Page documents the story.
We are currently renting a house while our primary residence is being extensively renovated. While renovations were in progress, along came NBN (wouldn't you know it?) This causes some inconvenience, as we had to change our ADSL line across to NBN, without immediately being able to access and test it. The old connection used a 2.9Mbps download/0.74Mbps upload internet connection (Internode ADSL2+), via a Billion 7800N modem, which all worked fine throughout its lifetime, and I was loath to change it.
However, Optus had other ideas. We had a land-line telephone supplied through Optus, and had paid for the connection during the renovation (although unable to use it), because we wanted to keep the number. With the advent of NBN, Mr. Optus told us that the phone would be disconnected only a few months after the NBN was available, and in any case, well before the renovations were to be finished. So we had to do something. I switched both the phone and the internet to NBN (with ISP Internode), and told Optus to go jump. I since see that they are being prosecuted by ACCC for fraudently telling customers they would be disconnected by the statutory period had expired! My three separate experiences with Optus have all been bad. I don't know why they survive. Perhaps because Telstra is so bad?
I took advantage of the fact that our rented house is only 2 doors up the street from the renovations. With the permission of the intermediate neighbour, I ran a cat5 cable along his back fence, connecting number 5 with number 7, and we now run our internet connection via this. It plugs directly into the NBN modem at 5, and into the supplied modem at 7. We are trying to bypass the modem at this stage, and interface directly to a Sophos system, but this has encountered a number of problems, so we stick with the modem for now.
I mentioned Telstra. We paid for a premium cable connection ($140/month) into our rented house, and found it worked well enough. It runs at 113 Mbs download, but only 2 Mbs upload. Contrast this with the Internode NBN connection which supplies 93 Mbs download and 29 Mbs upload, a 6 Mbs improvement for $40 less! ($100/month)
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