[Offtopic] What does this server do?

Roland Gesthuizen rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 09:51:57 EST 2010

Typically schools have a couple of file servers, sometimes one doing
everything, sometimes a set running as a VM on a super box, sometimes a
couple of old and strange boxes that nobody is sure about until the power is
turned off and all hell breaks loose. I was curious about the odd server
functions that seem to accumulate in all these organisations.

In the frivolous christmas spirt of IT whimsy and lore as our report cycle
slips into dim memory, I have created a few new set of theoretical servers
that you could add to your build list for 2011. Off the top of my head we

   - *WIkileak*: for network auditing the binary remains from any crashed
   packets and unplugged network points.
   - *Pong*: for countering network DOS 3.1 and ping attacks
   - *Bucket*: for holding spam, trash can contents and Dept reports to be
   blessed by a monk before being deleted
   - *Organic:* runs on a server made entirely out of sustainable harvested
   wood and straw.
   - *EduLock*: that is so secure, nobody can even login to see what it does
   beyond consuming electricity
   - *Hal*: opens and closes the school doors, has an unnerving red light
   and oddly melodic hum.

I would like to hear any others that we could add to this list and my
competition for the best strange server name and function for 2011.

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Regards Roland

Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College

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