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sine -''-..- Jul 26, 2000 03:33 AM
What OS should I use on my server??
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.

Thanks for the help!

s i n e
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Cipher13 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.

Cipher13
 
Lunchbox 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.

[This message has been edited by Lunchbox (edited 07-26-2000).]
 
Herr Newton 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.

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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.

[This message has been edited by Lunchbox (edited 07-26-2000).]
 
P 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.
 
sine -''-..- 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...

 
Cipher13 Jul 28, 2000 06:13 AM
I'll definately second Webstar. It totally slipped my mind...

Cipher13
 
Lunchbox Jul 28, 2000 03:59 PM
Yes, Apache is standard equiptment in BSD.
 
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