My hostname has been ‘barracuda’ for over 10 years. I used this name because in my first job as a sysadmin all our machines had to be named according to the theme ‘sea and boats’. I’ve chosen Barracuda after ‘NRP Barracuda’ (Portuguese Republic Ship Barracuda).
The Barracuda was a Daphne class submarine built in France and entered service in 1968 in the Portuguese Navy where it served for over 40 years.
Barracuda got to be known because it sailed under the hull of US Carrier Eisenhower during a NATO exercise and later would launch all it’s torpedoes against it, completely undetected. If this was real combat, a 679 million $US carrier would be sunk (consider that most of Eisenhower technology is considered secret, including armor) and a couple of thousands would’ve died…
Barracuda was the last of the ‘Albacora’ submarine class to sail in the service Portugal, and responsible for a history of success fighting drug traffic in our waters.
A small video about Barracudas last mission:
The Barracuda has been replaced by a U209PN in Germany, and currently one of the most advanced Diesel powered submarines.
Barracuda went out of commission and with it, I need a new hostname! So far and supporting the struggle from Homosexuals in Portugal for the right of being able to adopt children, I’ve decided that my new hostname would be: gay2way.
Farewell Barracuda and thanks for keeping out streets safer from drugs!
“Honrai a Pátria, que a Pátria vos Contempla”