This page will contain the history of kennet.com.

Well, this goes back a few years, like to 1992.  The internet was quickly becoming a familar term, although many people really knew nothing about it.   I was having trouble finding an ISP that I liked, so I had this idea that I'd build a business around being an ISP.  I thought that I would create the perfect roadmap in my MBA program that I was working on.

Actually, my MBA program did help, but only in deciding that being a good ISP was a lot of work.  It was more than I could do particularly at that time with our first child on the way.  However, along the way I registered my domain kennet.com (Ken's Net).  I setup a Debian Linux computer system (silverado) to provide me with a mail gateway via UUCP.  This served me very well for many years.  Then some friends started using Red Hat Linux, so I setup a second system (hurricane).   This seemed to work well, so I retired silverado.

(Story to be updated.)

Since I had a network in my house, I decided to use vehicle names as my computer naming scheme.  The names that have been used:

  • silverado - my truck (retired)
  • bonneville - my car, then Deena's (retired)
  • hurricane - my first real motorcycle (Linux system, mail server, etc...)
  • shadow - Deena's motorcycle (Web server)
  • bmwk75s - my current motorcycle (my Win98 system - retired)
  • mamadee - Deena's given name by nieces (Deena's laptop)
  • bambini - what we call the kids (it's their computer) 
  • viper - current server running Fedora
  • mustang - desktop run Vista 64-bit
  • corvette - laptop dual boot Fedora 8/Win XP pro

Okay, so not all of them followed the scheme.

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