Those of you with servers in the house, I have a question:

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  1. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    what do you use yours for? I currently have a spare system I will be turning into a 2003 server (I have access to a copy of Windows 2003 Server Enterprise through school, costing me like $15 through their "academic liscensing" program :cool: ) and can't decide what I should set it up to do.

    I already have a Linksys wireless-g router which is assigning DHCP IP's to all the computers, and have plenty of storage on all the machines (infact, the server will only have 40GB of HDD available). Specs of the server:

    P3 667Mhz
    512MB PC133
    40GB WD 7200RPM
    Intel Pro/100+ Management Adapter
    dual 36x CD-ROM
    (I already know Server2003 will run, as I ran the Release Candidate on it back when eval copies were shipping.)

    Workstations I'll be hooking up:

    P4 2.4C
    512MB DDR3700
    80GB Maxtor 7200RPM, 8MB/Cache
    3Com Gigabit Ethernet
    52x CDRW
    4x DVD+/-RW
    XP Pro

    Celeron 2.4Ghz
    512MB DDR2100
    30GB Maxtor 7200RPM
    Wireless-G Ethernet
    52x CDRW
    8x DVDROM
    XP Pro

    P4M 1.8Ghz
    512MB DDR
    40GB 5400RPM
    Wireless-G Ethernet
    24x CDRW/DVD
    XP Pro
    (Laptop)

    P2 400Mhz
    448MB RAM
    10GB 5400RPM WD
    SMC 10/100 Ethernet
    32x CDROM
    24x CDRW
    Win2K Pro

    Celeron 300Mhz
    96MB RAM
    7GB 5400RPM Maxtor
    10Mbit Ethernet
    6x CDROM
    Win2K Pro
    (This last one is a ? if it will be on the network, or I may turn it into a Linux box.)

    now, any ideas as to what this server would be good for?
     
  2. shastaisforwinners

    shastaisforwinners OT Supporter

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    porn server?

    don't know.... centralized file server, I guess
     
  3. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    for the server i'd go with a static IP and not a dynamic one

    the server is good for printing, file sharing, ftp, VNC, anything you need...

    my server @ home runs my VNC, ftp server, http server...and that's about it
     
  4. R-Type

    R-Type The Bydo Empire must die!

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    QUAEUK!

    A dedicated server :p
     
  5. TheDarkHorizon

    TheDarkHorizon \xC0\xFF\xEE

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    I run a file server for the other workstations, a small web server, an SSH server for remote development, IRC stuff, and VNC.
     
  6. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    I guess I'm not seeing the point of a VNC server -- you can do remote desktop access between all of the XP workstations already, and I assume you can access the server this way as well? Unless VNC would be a more efficient applet than the built in one for windows.
     
  7. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    ya but say you go to a friend's house whos running MAC OS-X or another friend's house whos runnin 9x...you just go to site and dl the viewer file and your up in there :o

    I use realvnc.com, works like a charm, ALSO lets you access the desktop through a webbrowser on port 580#, which is kick ass for me at work :bigthumb:
     

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