For the fish species Murasoi, please see this reliable source.

It has IP address

murasoi runs Debian and is the main firewall and router for UCC. It also runs a number of services such as the OpenVPN and IPSec VPNs, Network/Services and is facilitates network booting.

It appears outwardly to be an IBM System x3550 M2 and was manufactured on 2009-05-29.

See Network for more information.

Historical Murasois

It is our amazing new Routing/Firewall server

It was donated in 2011, replacing Madako (Madako's original IP was


2005 model Sun X4200 server, dual Opteron 252 (single core) running at 1 GHz with 4G ram, 2x73G 2.5" SAS disks (mdadm raid 1). The X4200 has 4 on board gigabit network interfaces.

History Prior to UCC

Originally purchased in 2005 as a VMware GSX (later VMware Server) host for the Faculty of Arts. Circa 2007 became the Vcenter host for the first Arts ESX cluster. After VMware officially began supporting (and recommending) running Vcenter in the cluster itself it became a secondary ESX host around 2009. Decommissioned late 2010 and donated to UCC at the start of 2011.