I finally got a G4!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Shake 'n' Bake, May 23, 2009.

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Who has a server?

  1. I've got a Power Mac G3

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  2. I've got a Power Mac G4

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. I've got a Power Mac G5

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. I've got an Xserve

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. I don't have a server

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  6. Other

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
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    Shake 'n' Bake

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    #1
    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?
     
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    zmttoxics

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    #2
    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.
     
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    Shake 'n' Bake

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    #3
    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?
     
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    zmttoxics

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    #5
    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
     
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    Shake 'n' Bake

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    #6
    I don't have the money for Leopard and I'd rather not circumvent the minimum processor requirement.

    Thanks, I'll give that a look.
     
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    Shake 'n' Bake

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    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.
     

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