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VigCS
Sep 14, 2009, 05:44 PM
Hey all, a few years ago my friend gave me an old B&W G3 that was used in schools. It's got a 300MHz G3 and 256 megs of ram, and some DB15 ATI card. It currently sits in a storage room in the basement gathering dust.

I'm wondering, if I install OS X Panther (or maybe Jaguar if it'd run better), if I'll be able to host a VPN for my brother who's in China trying to get around the internet blocks there. The tunneling program he uses there is really slow.

On a side note, would it be worth upgrading the ram/CPU to do this? I probably wouldn't want to spend what it'd cost to upgrade the CPU for such an old computer, though.

Thanks!



lemonade-maker
Sep 14, 2009, 08:16 PM
I use a g3 for vpn. I use openvpn. http://openvpn.net

If you have 10.3 or newer, there is a gui: http://code.google.com/p/tunnelblick/

I use DAAP to serve a large itunes library also: http://www.deleet.de/projekte/daap/

VigCS
Sep 15, 2009, 05:53 PM
I use a g3 for vpn. I use openvpn. http://openvpn.net

If you have 10.3 or newer, there is a gui: http://code.google.com/p/tunnelblick/

I use DAAP to serve a large itunes library also: http://www.deleet.de/projekte/daap/

Thanks for that info. I actually found a Mac Mini G4 1.42 GHz for sale locally for $150 and will probably buy it (as soon as the owner emails me back) to host the VPN and to just play around with.