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This page is primary dedicated to Luke Cole's Autonomous, Efficient, Secure, 31337 House and Network research project however is also a tribute to personal labs, computer networks and development enviroments previously or currently setup personally by Luke Cole and/or his family for personal use.

Network security is a big issue, especially when providing services such as ssh (22) and www (80). So much effort is put into evolving this network to provide more security and performance. This involves deployment of a smart topology and security policy ensuring all machines across the network are secure and the network is tested for vulnerabilities at every level of software and hardware. The Internet is currently very noisy: exploits and brute force ssh logins are attempted on this network from the Internet many times a day, and it is expected this will only increase with time ("such is life"). So this network is treaded like an intelligent army defense unit, where every solider (machine) has the best technology and defends itself and its fellow soldiers in a 31337 fashion along with providing a extremely strong front line to help defend against the big bad Internet world. Though currently this defense unit can not defend against a packet storm (who can), so in this case the troops just weather the storm to advance their primary and personal defense weapons and get some well deserved rest and relaxation.

Currently parts of the house can be manually controlled and monitored from this web page. Though the future task is to develop autonomous software to provide an efficient and secure house via controlling door locks, lights, motion cams, proximity sensors, alarm system and robots within the house. One example is: the lighting within a room would be increased or decreased depending on visibility in the room and if anyone is in the room. Another example is: members of the house can be identified so if an intruder is detected the alarm system is tripped, and the robot is dispatched to chase them :).

Network Topology/Control/Status


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Luke Cole's Computer Network 2008 - Topology>uptime
 06:50:20 up 88 days, 11:22,  1 user,  load average: 0.59, 0.53, 0.54

Machine Hardware Summary

Router/Firewall (hostname: router)

  • CPU: Intel Zeon 4x 3GHz, 512KB cache, 6114.11 bogomips
  • MEM: 2GB 266Mhz DDR1 ECC
  • HDD: 80GB 7200RPM 8MB cache UDMA5 3.5" ATA boot disk to M/B) 3.5" ATA boot disk

Web Server (hostname: www)

  • CPU: Intel Zeon 8x 2.8Ghz, 2048KB cache, 5582.27 bogomips
  • MEM: 2GB 266Mhz DDR1 ECC
  • HDD: 40GB 10000RPM ??MB cache UDMA? 3.5" SCSI Ultra 3 boot drive

Mail server (hostname: mail)

  • CPU: Intel Zeon x64 4x 3.2GHz, 1024KB cache, 6384.21 bogomips
  • MEM: 2GB 266Mhz DDR1 ECC
  • HDD: 40GB 10000RPM ?MB cache UDMA? 3.5" SCSI Ultra 3 boot drive

File server (hostname: fileserver)

  • CPU: Intel Core2 Duo 2x 2.5Ghz, 2048KB cache, 6255.99 bogomips
  • MEM: 4GB 800Mhz DDR2
  • HDD: 80GB 7200RPM 8MB cache UDMA5 3.5" ATA boot disk; 5TB 7200RPM 8MB cache UDMA6 3.5" SATA raid data.

Backup server (hostname: backup)

  • CPU: Intel P4 2.8Ghz, 512KB cache, 5600.12bogomips
  • MEM: 2GB 400Mhz PC??? DDR1
  • HDD: 40GB 7200RPM 2MB cache UDMA5 3.5" ATA boot disk; 2TB 7200RPM 8MB cache UDMA6 3.5" SATA raid data.


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