recycle.lbl.gov (188.8.131.52) is an AMD Athlon64 3500+ computer, using a MSI K8T Neo2 motherboard in an Antec Sonata case. This beautiful, fast, and quiet machine was assembled by CCI Computers in October, 2004. It runs Debian 6.0 amd64 Linux at LBNL.
News: On 2011-01-10, the system was reinstalled from scratch on a larger hard disk. All services are nominally working, but user accounts have been suspended. Email me if you want yours re-enabled.
Old News: On 2008-02-10, user accounts on this machine were temporarily disabled. They were restored on 2008-02-12 after Debian kernel 2.6.24-4 was installed, fixing CVE-2008-0010, CVE-2008-0163, and CVE-2008-0600. See Debian bug #464945.
Old News: On 2006-07-13, user accounts on this machine were temporarily disabled. They were restored after the patch for CVE-2006-2451 was installed.
Old News: This machine suffered a disk crash during a power failure on February 28, 2006. Only a handful of user files were lost, but the system setup took some time to recover. The only lasting and visible effect is a change in the ssh host key. If you used ssh to connect before that date, you need to trash the old entry in your ssh client known_hosts table.
I have kept this name through several generations of computers: previous incarnations have been a 400 MHz Pentium II from 1999, a 90 MHz Pentium Classic from 1995, and a 25 MHz i386 from 1992. All running Linux, of course.