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flipjarg 01-23-2011 12:59 AM

Just received a server... what should I do with it!?!?!
 
I just got a rack mount server with two 3ghz processors, 5GB of RAM and about 80GB total of hardware RAID. I have installed Debian with DNS, everything for a fully functional web server and openSSH. I plan on using this for experimenting with DNS and SSH tunneling and other network security fun.

I am underusing this server and want to know if anyone has any fun idea for really putting this server to work.

business_kid 01-23-2011 03:28 AM

That is a serious box, if a little short on hd space.

Two questions:
1. Why not sell it?
2. What's your network connection?

lumak 01-23-2011 12:27 PM

buy a domain name and use dydns then set up an internet file share and other things.

flipjarg 01-23-2011 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by business_kid (Post 4234712)
That is a serious box, if a little short on hd space.

Two questions:
1. Why not sell it?
2. What's your network connection?

It was a gift from my brother so I won't be selling it. Also, my internet connection is a poor DSL line, common to the middle of nowhere. I am using a repeater to catch the wifi from a neighbor.

Quote:

Originally Posted by lumak
buy a domain name and use dydns then set up an internet file share and other things.

I like that idea. I was also planning on letting a few friends use it for shell accounts, for doing the same things I have plans for. I have recently became interested in the workings of networks and hardware so I decided to experiment that way with it but I might as well use that hard drive space for something. I have already pointed one of my subdomains to it.

This thing is 8 years old... so it sounds like a jet engine, with (if I remember right) 10 huge fans. It weighs in at about 70-80lbs. I need to get it networked in my basement so it doesn't make me crazy before I have it running full time.


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