The SDF Public Access UNIX System Celebrates 20 Years
Citing from the announcement:
``It was on June 16th, 1987 that the SDF-1 received its first caller at
300bps. This little Apple ][e BBS of the late 80s turned into a Public
Access UNIX System with the demise of "killer.dallas.tx.us" during the
"Operation Sundevil" raids. Since then it has grown to become the oldest
and largest continually operating PUBNIX on the planet.
Over the years SDF has been a home to 2+ million people from all over
the world and has been supported by donations and membership dues. SDFers
pride themselves on the fact that theirs is one of the last bastions of
"the real INTERNET", out of the reach and scope of the commercialism and
advertising of the DOT COM entities. It is a proponent of SMTP greylisting
as opposed to content filtering and offers that as an option to its members.
SDF runs NetBSD on a cluster of 12 DEC alphas with 3 BGP'ed T1s linking
it to the INTERNET. It is an annual supporter of the NetBSD foundation
and the Computer History Museum (CA). [...] ''
I guess there are few ISPs out there that host a comparable setup,
esp. one with shell accounts, on NetBSD (Panix comes to mind;
If there are others, let me know!).
To learn more about SDF, the Super Dimension Fortress,
see the SDF homepage,
which includes further links like
interfaces (to create your SDF account),
s list of
installed software packages,
tour with lots of pictures.
Happy Birthday, SDF!