Welcome to the flatnet.

The text beginning in the right of this is the attempt at an explanation (read: excuse ;-) ) of the existance of this page and a short description of what I am doing all the time I am not home and what I am doing at home with all this rubbish.

The only things you can do here are:

Browse the public area of the flatnet (some things for IRIX, HP-UX, some of them build by me)
Take a look at the temperature in our server-room.

View the Pictures of our wedding

Go to the restricted area
(It's really restricted - for use of a few people only.)

Send me a mail: andreas.mueller at theflatnet.de

I've had to enter some URL for the point "Home page" in my http- browser- configuration. So I had to write this page. ;-)

However, since you are here I have to explain what this is all about.

In fact I am one of those who feel like home if they see a shell in front of them - but sometimes (not often, really!) one of the worst possible cases happens and I have to do some work for someone who wants an html- frontend.

A frontend for what? Now, I spent the most of my time with administering some company-networks of UNIX-machines, most of them came from Silicon Graphics (with IRIX) or Hewlett Packard (with HP-UX somewhere under the patches). In addition there are a few PC's equipped with Linux wich are used as dial- up- router or firewall.

There were some people on that network who wanted to see who has taken a specific license from our license- servers and I were asked if I could make this possible via an html- frontend, since tools like "lmstat" and so on were too complicated for those people. This is one example for a point at which I had to write html.

To get back to the point: We use Apache as httpd in that company and I wanted to try out something different. Something that's not all that overloaded. That seems to have at least a chance to be secure. And that's not as fat as the Apache web server is. "thttpd" seems to be exactly what I were looking for, but I have to try it at home. So I wrote this text to fill the resulting space - and why shouldn't I use this server for my own purposes from the outside of my network? So here it is, reachable via modem, ISDN and the Internet.

And that's not the only thing I am experimenting with at home: The flatnet consists of an linux-NFS-server, an linux discless PC as desktop, two HP-UX-11-machines (one as desktop, one for small services like DNS and IRC), an IRIX-machine (my third desktop) and another linux-PC as firewall, disc- and headless.
Don't tell me that it's not a good idea to use linux as NFS-server: I knew it already. But I've only one PC that can do the job (an older HP NetServer) with an RAID-controller that's only Linux aware of. Surely there are drivers for NT but I wanted to have an OS installed on my server that's able to reach uptimes above a few days.

If you want to connect to the flatnet without using the big official network:
+49-4131-24790-3 v.90/x.75 (analogue/ISDN)
+49-4131-24790-4 raw-IP (ISDN)
+49-4131-24790-5 syncPPP (ISDN)
ppp-user: "flatnet", ppp-password: "ppp",
Gateway:, DNS: