By Jason Snell
September 2, 2016 1:45 PM PT
There’s an OS X Server in the basement
Note: This story has not been updated for several years.
I totally missed that Hillary Clinton’s infamous private email server was running Mac OS X Server for a time:
Will Apple employees do home installations for regular customers, or just ex-Presidents? https://t.co/iqSVeeGuro pic.twitter.com/Ydes8lbCTi
— Christopher Soghoian (@csoghoian) September 2, 2016
From the FBI’s PDF report:
Around 2007 an aide to [Bill Clinton] purchased an Apple OS X Server for the sole purpose of hosting e-mail services for President Clinton’s staff… in or around June 2008, a representative from Apple installed the Apple Server in the basement.
The Apple Server initially hosted the domains presidentclinton.com and wjcoffice.com, which were used by President Clinton’s staff.
Apparently it didn’t last long, though. In January 2009 they considered the Apple server “antiquated” and moved to a server built by an IT specialist. The Apple Server was “repurposed to serve as a personal computer for household staff” until it was retired in 2014 and replaced with an iMac.
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