The Administrator

I am a systems administrator, network guru, and programmer.

I formerly played QuakeWorld Team Fortress, Team Fortress Classic, and Counter-Strike as [cM]Zippo.

I started playing Counter-Strike under the name AlexChiu in August, 2000, but that's not my real name.

I'm not even Asian.

I got the name from this Chinese guy that invented immortality rings.

I have returned to playing Counter-Strike using the name Zippo.

I own the machine that my Dallas servers run on (, and my job allows me quirks such as co-locating my server in a kickass data center.

I'm not willing to provide servers to clans at the moment. If that ever changes, I'll put some info here.

The Machines
--------------- is:
  • Dual AMD Athlon MP 1900+
  • 1GB RAM
  • 18 GB of U2W-SCSI and 40GB of ATA-100 storage
  • 3Com 3C905 series 100 Mbit NIC

  • The operating system is Gentoo Linux.

    uname -nrsv:  Linux 4.19.0-19-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.232-1 (2022-03-07)

    uptime:  11:59:10 up 251 days, 4:46, 11 users, load average: 0.04, 0.10, 0.07

    Memory usage:
                  total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
    Mem:       16421808      951028     1071312      175436    14399468    14957916
    Swap:       4209016      155136     4053880

    The Location
    --------------- is located in the West End of Dallas, Texas.

    The Network
    --------------- is uplinked to a 100Mbit FDX port in a Riverstone RS-8600 called guinness.

    Riverstone Networks RS-8600s (SmartSwitch Routers) are fucking cool.

    guinness is uplinked via gigabit ethernet over fiber to a pair of RS-8000s (shiner & ziegen).

    shiner and ziegen each host a DS3 via HSSI to a DSU.

    shiner's DS3 is fed by InterNAP, and is cranked to its full 45 Mbit capacity.

    ziegen's is fed by XO Communications and is also cranked to its full 45 Mbit capacity.

    The DS3s come across a dual-entry-point OC-12 from XO Communications.