PGP key: F435 332F 4EB0 E7D3 56E4 3374 735B 5B3D 1C42 D7D2

About me

There's a whole About page on my neocities' website where I put some sort of biography, so I'll be short here.

Okay, my name is Alexander Andreev and you can find me over the Internets by nickname Arav that I made of initial and last letters of my name and surname back in somewhere 2009.

Who am I? I'm just a russian guy of age 26 that has hobbies linked to computers. Such as programming, system administration, web-design. And long story short, I failed at making it a career. And I'm not willing to dive into details and I doubt you want them. Those are my problems anyway.

Why am I doing that? Out of curiosity, practicing and so my servers will idle less and do some useful work.

My servers

I have two of them, the first one is a Raspberry Pi 3 rev. B single board computer and the second one is a laptop.

Laptop is Acer Packard Bell TE69CX that has Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz 2 cores processor and 4GiB RAM (2GiB of them I took from an old laptop), the system disk and external one are 500GB each.

I use the laptop as a file server, an internet-radio, a torrent seedbox, an I2P router, TeamSpeak 3 and for the game servers. Raspberry Pi is running an e-mail, a DNS, a Web, a XMPP, Mumble, MariaDB, OpenVPN and Tor servers.

Raspberry Pi 3 rev. B
Raspberry Pi 3 rev. B
Acer Packard Bell TE69CX

Public services

Services that are available for everyone.

Tor relay

Its metrics you can find here. I set it to use 8 MBits of my Internet connection. It cannot became a guard node because of dynamic IP-address that changes every 10 days. And because of that it's not stable at all.


There is a web-frontend for it.

I use Liquidsoap and Icecast and proxy the last through NGiNX. I broadcast almost everything I have. Sorry, but I'm too lazy to make some kind of broadcasting program to stream so I just randomise the playlist.

FTP server

I use vsFTPd. It serves a public share with anonymous access.

There you'll find music, some videos, books, games, programs, drivers, OS images.

I2P router

I use an official I2P router. Nothing to say more.

Private services

Services that are available for a narrow circle of people.

E-Mail server

I run it using a classical combination of Postfix, Dovecot (w/Sieve), Spamassassin and OpenDKIM.

Alas, I don't have a static IP. And there is not much sense in it because my ISP doesn't offer reverse DNS for regular users.

It results in my messages ends up in a spam box at best.

XMPP/Jabber score

I run it using Prosody. It's a private server where only I can register new users, for security's sake.

Here's the direct link.


Here's the link.

It's private, but you can join a guest room where you can only write messages. You must use a certificate in order to connect. I don't go there, because it is hard to convince someone to use one more program (and I fully understand that). Now it's down.

TeamSpeak 3

Here's the direct link.

I run it as an alternative to Mumble. Restrictions are the same as for Mumble. At least it is not abandoned.

Game servers

All game servers I run are private, if there's exception I'll mention it in its description. And they are listed in a section below.

Some servers are listed in an in-game server list and theirs names looks like “Arav's Dwelling / Games / <Some name>”.

Game servers


Version is 1.15.2 currently. Here is a homebrewed client for it.

I run it occasionaly.

It has everything to run under Linux, but wasn't tested yet.


Port is 21025. Don't forget to set “Allow assets mismatch” option that you can find on the first page of the “Options” menu.

I restricted access using accounts. Contact me if you want to play here, you'll need to give me a nickname and a password.


Don't know how much players my laptop can handle. If it really can handle 8 players that already would be great.

I run it on demand, so it's offline most of the time.


Nothing to tell. Just add to server list and join.

I don't list my server and it has place for 10 players, but I'm not sure if my laptop can handle that much.

Inner services

Services that maintains other services or used exclusively by me.


SSL Rating

It's NGiNX. I host this site, startpage for browser and web-clients for DB and mail on it and it also serves as a proxy for internet-radio.

Database server

At the moment I run MariaDB. I use it to learn and to handle databases for some of my services.

DNS server

At first I wanted to learn more about DNS and now BIND9 serves a DNS cache and domain zone for my LAN. I also use DNSCrypt-proxy to encrypt DNS traffic and I added OpenNIC records so I have access to that domains.

I started it in an educational purpose to learn more about DNS. Now it serves a DNS cache and domain zone for my LAN, and it allows me to access OpenNIC domains. It is encrypted using DNSCrypt-proxy.


I run OpenVPN server, so I can access my files and inner services from the outside.

Network file share

Samba offers a convenient access to my files.

Torrent seedbox

Transmission-cli just werks for me.

Print server

CUPS with CCP (Cannon CAPT printer) doesn't fucking work. If you manage to make it work it will last till reboot, after that printer disappears and you're doomed to fuck with it again. Fuck Canon printers, but their scanners works like a charm under Linux, CanoScan LiDE at least.

Privacy statements

I respect your privacy as my own. I collect logs described below and use them to analyse traffic from time to time. Other than that it's a pure deadweight scrap.

I collect access logs that include access date and time, IP-address, User-Agent, referer URL that tells me where have you came from, request that you sent to me. In addition there are GeoIP information added based on your IP-address that includes country, region, and city.

Above log collecting is applied also to a radio website.

You are also being logged on my FTP server when access it. Data being logged: date and time, IP-address and commands.

This website makes use of JavaScript to store current theme using Local Storage API. And radio subsite also use it for loading status on radio.