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Shake 'n' Bake
May 23, 2009, 09:41 PM
As some of you may know, I've been wanting to setup a server with either a PM G3 or G4. I finally got a single 733 MHz G4, aka "Digital Audio," the one right before the Quicksilver.

Here are the other specs:

1 GB RAM

1x 60 GB IDE HDD; 1x 40 GB IDE HDD

DVD-RW drive

Cards: SCSI, USB 2.0, GeForce2 MX (I think)

How do you think it would be as a server?

Where can I get an inexpensive ATA controller?

Where can I get OS X Tiger Server (either version) cheaply?



zmttoxics
May 23, 2009, 09:47 PM
As some of you may know, I've been wanting to setup a server with either a PM G3 or G4. I finally got a single 733 MHz G4, aka "Digital Audio," the one right before the Quicksilver.

Here are the other specs:

1 GB RAM

1x 60 GB IDE HDD; 1x 40 GB IDE HDD

DVD-RW drive

Cards: SCSI, USB 2.0, GeForce2 MX (I think)

How do you think it would be as a server?

Where can I get an inexpensive ATA controller?

Where can I get OS X Tiger Server (either version) cheaply?

Should be fine, but you don't need the server edition of Tiger for it (check ebay if you still want that route). Tiger client can do basically everything the server can do. NFS / SMB shares, etc are just as easily configured.

Shake 'n' Bake
May 23, 2009, 09:50 PM
Should be fine, but you don't need the server edition of Tiger for it (check ebay if you still want that route). Tiger client can do basically everything the server can do. NFS / SMB shares, etc are just as easily configured.

That's great. I'd also like to have it act as an email server and maybe host a web site. Is that possible in the client version?

retroneo
May 23, 2009, 09:52 PM
You can install Leopard/Leopard Server on it by tricking the installer. It works great on a 733MHz machine.

I would recommend this over Tiger with the amount of RAM you have.

http://lowendmac.com/osx/leopard/openfirmware.html

zmttoxics
May 23, 2009, 09:53 PM
That's great. I'd also like to have it act as an email server and maybe host a web site. Is that possible in the client version?

Anything is possible - its a standard BSD system at heart. Here is a guide to setting up sendmail (a mail server) on OSX: http://www.ish.com.au/node/126

Shake 'n' Bake
May 23, 2009, 09:56 PM
You can install Leopard/Leopard Server on it by tricking the installer. It works great on a 733MHz machine.

I would recommend this over Tiger with the amount of RAM you have.

http://lowendmac.com/osx/leopard/openfirmware.html

I don't have the money for Leopard and I'd rather not circumvent the minimum processor requirement.

Anything is possible - its a standard BSD system at heart. Here is a guide to setting up sendmail (a mail server) on OSX: http://www.ish.com.au/node/126

Thanks, I'll give that a look.

Shake 'n' Bake
May 23, 2009, 10:02 PM
Anything is possible - its a standard BSD system at heart. Here is a guide to setting up sendmail (a mail server) on OSX: http://www.ish.com.au/node/126

sendmail doesn't seem to work with Tiger. I found postfix, but I'm not sure what to do with it and it seems a bit tedious. The sites that I find look really amateurish, too.