[LINK] "Olympic hack attack threat"
Wed, 16 Feb 2000 12:05:01 +1100
> 4) Are the actual host machines for the Sydney Olympics websites (an IBM
> venture) actually being hosted in this country?
What did IBM do for Nagano?
The Official Web site consisted of four locations in two countries: Schaumburg, IL; Tokyo, Japan;
Bethesda, MD; and Columbus, OH. The Web site's single DCE domain was created by connecting
each site via OpenNet. Each site consisted of 33-48 Web servers configured as DFS clients running
on RS/6000 SP nodes with 512 MB RAM, 960 MB swap space and about 170 MB of DFS disk
cache space. Because of its ability to scale to accommodate increasingly heavy traffic, the RS/6000
was selected to run the DFS servers at each site. Each file server had 256 MB of RAM, 512 MB
of swap space and 16 SSA disks with 9 GB of space each. DCE core servers consisted of
RS/6000 uniprocessors with 256 MB of RAM, 512 MB swap space and fast SCSI disks.
Two file servers were located at each site, but only the Schaumburg site contained two file location
database servers and the masters for the naming server and the security server. Replicas were
placed at each of the other sites.