idefix.net is my private domain name. Used primarily to have a private domain
name not related to any (current or past) employer, to name a certain machine
which was 'idefix' since 1994 'idefix.net' and to have the possibility to add
subdomains. The name 'idefix.net' is purely chosen from the machine name
'idefix' which was the name of the first unix machine I installed myself at
work (back when a 486dx33 with 8 Mb made a decent Linux server). Back when
hostnames that ended in -ix where a nice theme for unix servers.
There is also a webserver (otherwise you would not have read this), reachable
as idefix.net. This gives me a good (short) placeholder
for my homepage:
I registered the name idefix.net in August 2000 when it finally became
available again. It expired in May 2000 after it had been registered to
someone else (living not too far away from me) for a couple of years so
I decided to wait (and check whois from a script daily for the domain
to become available).
The name koos.idefix.net was always used for the fixed IP address
Homepage Koos van den Hout
Ivo's set of mosaic homepages unchanged since 1994
History of idefix / idefix.net
- February 1994: a 486dx33 is installed as linux machine and named
- Somewhere in between the aged 486dx33 is replaced with less-aged hardware,
a recycled Pentium 90.
- August 2000: the name idefix.net is registered. My homepage moves to
http://idefix.net/~koos/ (years later I dropped the
- May 2001: idefix 3 (PIII 500 MHz) is installed in the virtu datacenter.
- August 2001: idefix version 2 is dismantled and shut down.
- February 2006: idefix 4 is installed in the virtu datacenter.
- March 2009: idefix 4 blows its powersupply and the name idefix.net
lives on as a virtual host on the home server.
- July 2009: idefix 3 is shut down and removed from virtu.
Koos van den Hout, mainly reachable as firstname.lastname@example.org.
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