WWW Server Multivax
When I started working at
I bought an
I needed a name for the computer, so I chose
Multivac (scroll down to "Multivac stories")
after a computer in a series of tongue-in-cheek short stories by
Later, when I set up the computer at home in Germany,
I needed a domain name. Unfortunately,
was already taken.
was, of course, an
but by this time I had already collected a number of
computers as well.
started out on
computers, and I had more
seemed an appropriate combination of the old
name and an hommage to the wonderful line of
Multivax C&R (Communications and Research) doesn't exist in anything but
name. I use it as a placeholder for required fields on web forms and in
other contexts where an institute of company name must be provided.
putting `none' might have unintended consequences,
I use a placeholder instead. For people who aren't interested in the
details it doesn't matter; those who do can easily find this web page.
What can one find here?
Originally, I had just
my personal, mostly astronomy-related, web pages
and later at the
I was employed by the
project, so I set up
a list of CERES-related links
here as well.
Why is it running on port 8000?
My web pages started their life at the
as part of the personal web pages there, but I quickly moved them to a
VAXstation at the observatory, on which I did essentially all of my work.
Since I had just a non-priviledged account, I couldn't run the web
server on port 80, so I had to resort to running it on port 8000. This
required running the
OSU HTTP server
in an unorthodox configuration. When I moved to
I could have run the server on port 80, but I had so many other things
to do that I kept the configuration as it was. Ditto when I moved to
and later when I set up my computers at home in Germany.
run the web server in the normal configuration on port 80 as well;
there's not much there now, but I might later use it for something else.
Even if I later move
these web pages
there, they will probably remain accessible under
Phillip Helbig's home page
Phillip's CERES pointers
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