Extra computer

nodle

Cheesemonger
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Ok i need some options on what to do here. I have a new mini computer. Specs are 3200+ AMD processor (single core) a gig of memory a SATA 250 gig drive. What should i do with this thing? Gimme something to run on it. Anyone thoughts ideas? Was thinking about turning it into maybe a BF2 server or something. Ideas please.
 

C Pav

Codename: GB6
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Ok i need some options on what to do here. I have a new mini computer. Specs are 3200+ AMD processor (single core) a gig of memory a SATA 250 gig drive. What should i do with this thing? Gimme something to run on it. Anyone thoughts ideas? Was thinking about turning it into maybe a BF2 server or something. Ideas please.
You could give it to me or Tina for wedding gift.  :) Thanks bye.
 

ndboarder

Bill Gates' Gimp
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Fire up OS X on that beast :twisted: Ok seriously, I guess a game server is respectable, how about turning it into a PVR, if you have TV input anyhow....
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
Fire up OS X on that beast :twisted: Ok seriously, I guess a game server is respectable, how about turning it into a PVR, if you have TV input anyhow....
I have a tv tunner card, and it does HD out already from just the onboard video. But thats too much work for me lol.
 

Davidc

Caulk Sucker
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One of our IT guys told me that looking at porn could cause pink eye. I asked him if he was speaking from experience. He stated that he was immune by now.
 

ndboarder

Bill Gates' Gimp
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Extra Computer Uses

A) Install linux (no GUI, straight shell and text editing) setup Bind DNS server, dual NIC, dhcpd server.  Set all routers to act strictly as repeaters/hubs, and use this box to control all network traffic.  Also setup other fun servers, network and hardware monitors, etc...

B) Install Win2k3 server and setup a domain, with roaming profiles, and all Active Directory type goodies.

I vote for A more than B
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
Extra Computer Uses

A) Install linux (no GUI, straight shell and text editing) setup Bind DNS server, dual NIC, dhcpd server.  Set all routers to act strictly as repeaters/hubs, and use this box to control all network traffic.  Also setup other fun servers, network and hardware monitors, etc...

B) Install Win2k3 server and setup a domain, with roaming profiles, and all Active Directory type goodies.

I vote for A more than B
I actually thought about this, with either smoothwall or ipcop, but i have no need for one since i have a nice router that handles everything perfect. Plus if i want QOS tomato has it already built in etc.
 

ndboarder

Bill Gates' Gimp
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True, but it's the learning experience of the whole setup that intrigues me.  You can put some linux on there and then we'll setup some vpn tunnels between our servers, and pull davec's into the network as well... Make our own damn Siprnet or whatever it is the government doesn't want to share with us.
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
True, but it's the learning experience of the whole setup that intrigues me.  You can put some linux on there and then we'll setup some vpn tunnels between our servers, and pull davec's into the network as well... Make our own damn Siprnet or whatever it is the government doesn't want to share with us.
I like how you can run smoothwall off a CF card too using a IDE adapter. The VPN tunnels intrigue me, basically a small network of TOR servers.
 

Davidc

Caulk Sucker
Members
True, but it's the learning experience of the whole setup that intrigues me.  You can put some linux on there and then we'll setup some vpn tunnels between our servers, and pull davec's into the network as well... Make our own damn Siprnet or whatever it is the government doesn't want to share with us.
I want more of what the government doesnt want us to share.  :pirate:
 
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