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Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Richlife, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Richlife New Member

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    hey everyone,
    i've got an old celeron 533 gathering dust, and was wondering if i could turn it into a server? (i'm bored...)

    i think its got 320Mb ram, 8Gb hard drive, and a 100mbps network card.

    how would i go about making it a server? do i need a particular operating system?

    if it helps, the current hardware in the house is this:
    sattelite broadband modem, printer, and 3 computers (2 XP, and 1 vista) connected to an 8port switch.
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    Assumign you have a quick enough internet connection it would make a speedy webserver. run a LAMPS system on it and you would be fine.

    Could also use it for a gateway if you wanted to get rid of your router...
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    What kind of a server?

    You can turn it into a print server simply by having XP on it and plugging the printer in :p. Same goes with a NAS server or a VoIP server.

    You wont be able to run a heavy server like a game (such as counter strike: source) on it though.
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    Never thought of that... yeah a dedicated print/fax spooler would be cool.
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    Well I am actually building an ITX (17x17cm) box as a home network server for the following things:

    1. Print server
    2. Scanner server
    3. VoIP server
    4. Network attached storage
    5. Card reader (so I only need to attach a card reader to it and all comps can share it)

    All I gotta do is put a gigabit LAN card in, install Linux/XP/Server 03 and it should be all good :) (So much cheaper than actually getting a NAS/Print server/Ethernet VoIP phone)

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