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    Suggestions for an old server

    We have just upgraded our admin server and I have the previous Dell (can't remember spec) running Win 2000. I'm thinking of incorporating it into the curriculum network with a big drive and use it as a file server for stuff that requires common access. Any other ideas?

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    Re: Suggestions for an old server

    I've used old servers for running Surfcontrol in the past, (as long as they have a decent amount of RAM) and at our lower school site where they just need to run DHCP and authentication, basically stuff that isn't critical, doesn't need backing up and can be quickly/easily reinstalled if the server dies.

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    Re: Suggestions for an old server

    Web content filtering running Linux+Squid+DansGuardian.

    Web server for kids running Linux+Apache.

    Network monitoring and inventory running Linux and Nagios/Cacti/GLPi.

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    Re: Suggestions for an old server

    Throw a copy of VMware Server (free) on it and try all of the above!

    http://www.vmware.com/download/server/

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    Re: Suggestions for an old server

    GAME SERVER!!!! end.

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    Re: Suggestions for an old server

    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne
    GAME SERVER!!!! end.
    Heh heh, best suggestion yet

    Did have a UT server here for a while back when we used to have quiet times during school hols, ah them were the days.............

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