rhiann was a previous private box. It ran FreeBSD most of the time, had a W95-partition to play games, use Shoebox (when Wine refused to cooperate), and watch quicktime-crap. The root shell was a static, slightly stripped zsh, and the favorite wm was windowmaker.

Most of its life, it was located at NVG, first by 10MB coax, then by 100MB twisted pair. Due to this location, there were many things rhiann didn't have to do itself, like DNS, nntp and similar. I had plans for it, though...


CPU : iP200 MMX
RAM : 64 MB SIMM EDO. In the last parts of rhiann's life, it was very unstable; never staying up longer than a week. Turned out to be the memory...
HDDs :
  • 1 x 4.3 GB Quantum Fireball ST, Ultra ATA
  • 2 x 9.1 GB IBM Ultrastar 9ES, Ultra-2 SCSI Fast/Wide. These two are fantastic. Silent, cool, no problems what so ever. Migrated to newer machine.
SCSI-card : Adaptec 2940U2W. *drool*
Motherboard : Tyan Titan Turbo S1573S ATX-2, chipset: 430TX
Video : Hercules Stingray 128 3D, model S3316. R.I.P Hercules *sniffle* what a shame...
Monitor : 17" Targa, model TM4267-1. Cheapest 17" I could find back then, and surprisingly good for its price.
NiC : 3C509B Etherlink III ISA Combo. It "disappeared" all by itself after a while. Good riddance, but I wouldn't have minded som hard cash for it.
CD-ROM : Toshiba XM-6002B ATAPI (discontinued). Great drive, still keep it around to read problematic cds.
Sound : SB AWE 64 Value
Case : Generic ATX Midi Tower
ISDN : Teles.BRI-PnP/16.3c. Before it wound up on NVGs lab, it used ISDN to get in touch with the world.
Scanner : Microtek Phantom 4800, the EPP version (discontinued)
Other stuff : Zip-drive, the parallell version (sold).


Primary OS : FreeBSD. The first version was 2.1-RELEASE, the last was 3.3-RELEASE. It ran STABLE, then CURRENT for a while; but make worlds were a pain... took about eight hours, best-case. It got through the 2.x to 3.x-change, and went from a.out to ELF.
shells : See "UNIX shell differences and how to change your shell"
bash, csh, sh, tcsh, zsh
X Windows : Xfree 3.3.6 was the last X11 onboard.
WMs : See "Window Managers"
afterstep, amiwm, ctwm, fvwm & fvwm2, fvwm95, mwm, twm, wm2, wmx
TERMs : xterm, rxvt
Secondary OS : Windows 95. Say no more