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# 70157 19-Oct-2010 13:46
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Hi.

I will admit that I know very little about servers. I have a question about an old server I was offered.

Compaq Proliant ML370 PIII
800MHz
Dual processor (2 x physical CPU's)
1GB ram
5 x 18.2GB HDD's

I dont know what generation it is as there are no markings on it.

My question is:

Is this good for anything? a home server or a business server?

Is it specced enough to do anything with anymore or is it just too old and slow?

I assume it could be used for a home storage server or something, but it doesnt have very large HDD's.

Can anyone suggest what it could be used for – apart form the usual "boat anchor" and "door stopper" comments :)





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  # 393595 19-Oct-2010 13:51
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Web server, file server, firewall, telnet/ssh box.... quite a few options :)




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  # 393603 19-Oct-2010 14:06
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really? I didnt think it would be specced enough, or doesnt it have to be for those uses?




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  # 393604 19-Oct-2010 14:11
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If you shove Linux on this you can use it for all sorts of neat things, it will make quite a nice web server or a file server (assuming you hook up a few external HDD's to it) - Good Firewall box, Proxy Server, Asterisk VoIP server (we use one of those here for that)

I'm sure you will find a use for it! This box won't run Windows Server or anything *cough, flash* like that, but with Debian Linux it will be totally fine!




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  # 393623 19-Oct-2010 14:57
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sounds like a waste of space and power to me.




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  # 393629 19-Oct-2010 15:07
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Ok its not flash but will do some things? lol

Is it worth $50? if not what would it be worth, so I dont pay too much, if I buy it.

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  # 393630 19-Oct-2010 15:10
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geekiegeek: sounds like a waste of space and power to me.


Why's that? I still have a 500MHz Celeron running as a server, works fine, running Debian Linux, does everything I need!
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  # 393646 19-Oct-2010 15:53
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suspect it will be big, noisy and power hungry. 50 bucks....at a stretch. Just get an old desktop if you want to muck round with linuxy stuff ...otherwise only good for a bounce test.




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  # 393666 19-Oct-2010 16:32
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I like getting hold of old hardware and installing stuff on them to see how far theyll go. Its surprising what you find....




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