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What OS should I use on my server??
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Jul 26, 2000, 03:33 AM
 
I have a 7100 with 64MB ram, which I am looking to use as a webserver. My question is what version is most stable to serve? It can use up to OS 9.

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Jul 26, 2000, 04:02 AM
 
I'd have to say Linux, as you don't need a real monster machine to run it well.

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Jul 26, 2000, 03:06 PM
 
I'd use NetBSD or OpenBSD. They don't have the support or popularity of some of the Mac Linux distros, but in many ways they are better as servers. I highly reccomend OpenBSD 68k from personal experience, so I'm assuming the PPC version is good too. LinuxPPC may be good a good alternative if you don't like either of the BSD disros, or are having a hard time setting BSD up. Stay away from MkLinux.

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Jul 26, 2000, 03:35 PM
 
FYI: LinuxPPC and some other distros (YellowDog, I think) won't boot on a 7100. they need PCI-bussed PowerMacs. But if you're concerned about security anyway, i'd definitely go with a BSD.

Originally posted by Lunchbox:
I'd use NetBSD or OpenBSD. They don't have the support or popularity of some of the Mac Linux distros, but in many ways they are better as servers. I highly reccomend OpenBSD 68k from personal experience, so I'm assuming the PPC version is good too. LinuxPPC may be good a good alternative if you don't like either of the BSD disros, or are having a hard time setting BSD up. Stay away from MkLinux.

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Jul 27, 2000, 11:33 AM
 
Any BSD version is a good choice. If you want a MacOS, 9 is the best, as it can have 8000+ files open at the same time, while OS 8.6 and lower max out at 350-something.

OS 9 and Webstar is actually pretty good, and safer than anything you can name.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Jul 28, 2000, 01:18 AM
 
thanks for the advice,
I'll definitely look into BSD.
What about server programs?
I've tried thoes free/shareware progs for MacOS and they seem unstable.
Is there Apache for BSD? I dont want to spend $400+ on Webstar...

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Jul 28, 2000, 06:13 AM
 
I'll definately second Webstar. It totally slipped my mind...

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Yes, Apache is standard equiptment in BSD.
     
   
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