9600 Web Server

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    Ensign Paris

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    Hi

    Recently I set up a new G4 Quicksilver (Dual800) web server running FMPro Unlimited (Normal OSX.12) and the other day I was watchin simpsons and tryin to work out what to do with my spare 9600 350 and G3 266. So then I decided to use them as web servers, the G3 needs some work done to it due to it being tinkered with in the past. So, I want to make the 9600 in to a web server which I have managed to do with no problem. This is the current machine spec:

    Apple PowerMac 9600 604e 350mhz
    384mb RAM
    100bs-t Ethernet Card / 10bs-t Built-in Ethernet
    4gb HD (Internal SCSI 1) 5400rpm
    3x 2gb HD (External SCSI 2 Card) in Raid Level 1 Config (All 5400rpm)

    and this is what I need to know:

    a) How many users can be sustained at once?
    b) Can somebody explain how to set up a DNS server on OSX or OS9
    c) Any upgrade ideas? This is what I have planned:
    i) G3 450mhz Upgrade PCI Card
    ii) 2x 18.4 SCSI 2 10025rpm Hard Disks in Raid 1 Config
    iii) 2x 512mb Ram Sticks
    iv) 2 new Ethernet 100bs-t to share load each with seperate IPs (OSX)

    Thanks for any help! (ensignparis@brooklineuk.com
     
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    Ensign Paris

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    Quid Pro Quo

    Also, where in the heck did Quid Pro Quo (the webserver) go, I really liked that program!
     
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    Hemingray

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    Quid Pro Quo

    Hmm... strange, their server's down. And here I thought it was still available!

    I'm running a Quadra 800 as a web server with MacOS 8.1 and Quid Pro Quo and the old baby's doing just fine...
     
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    Hemingray

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    Info...

    Okay, here's what this site has to say:

    http://hart-mac.sdsc.edu/forms/cookbook/chapter04-servers.html

    "Quid Pro Quo by Social Engineering: Freeware and commercial Web server software. No longer being developed or supported."

    Bummer!

    Check out that page, though, and scroll down to Table 4-5, because there's a whole slew of other MacOS web servers.
     
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    Ensign Paris

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    Shame

    Its a shame to see qpq go, I now need to find a replacment that works on OSX :(
     
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    We run a webserver on a 9600

    Ensign Paris.

    At work we run a 9600 as a webserver for kd-online.de.

    There is a LOT of traffic on this server.

    It has, as far as I know, Webstar running on it. If you like to get more details, you can email our administrator.

    toenjes@public-emotions.de

    Carsten
     
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    As an expieriment I got my old Mac SE to host a text only website. It worked without a hitch.
     
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    Ensign Paris

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    Classic

    Hi

    Thanks for the info, I think I will go ahead with my plan!

    When the 9600 is up and running I am thinking of using one of my old Mac Classics into a server, just got to find a easy way of getting Ethernet on it without spending money!
     
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    Omen88

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    SCSI to Ethernet

    I don't really know where to buy those, but they exist. It gives a fair speed by converting the SCSI to an ethernet connection.
     
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    Ensign Paris

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    I have got a Local Talk to Ethernet adapter but I can guess that would be a slow as hell and therefore will look for a SCSI one!
     
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    Asanté SCSI-Ethernet Converter

    Have a look at their website:

    www.asante.com

    I have a classic and a pb165 running with an Asanté Micro EN/SC adapter.
    works very well.

    Carsten
     
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    Ensign Paris

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    9600/233

    Hi

    I have just bought a 9600/233 as a secondary DNS server, was it worth the £60 (I think thats about $45)

    Does anybody know a good site for Mac Web Servers convos?
     

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