OS X Server worth it?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dpuckett, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. dpuckett macrumors newbie

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    While I already 'think' I know the answer. Is there any reason to use OS X Server instead of just installing the same open source applications from Fink? It looks like the only advantage is some nice GUI interfaces. I already manage several BSD boxes at work and am comfortable configuring things from the shell. Am I missing something or is there some real value to the extra cash it costs to 'upgrade' to OS X Server? Is there an connection limit with the desktop version? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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  3. dpuckett thread starter macrumors newbie

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    To use as a mail server, web server, samba server (PDC emulation) and rsync.
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    For PDC, it may be worthwhile to invest in OS X Server.

    If you can do without PDC and just want to use SMB shares then I don't see a reason to invest in OS X server. There is no connection limit (outside of what you configure) for those services mentioned, that I know of.
     

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