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ooobuntooo
August 23rd, 2008, 02:04 PM
I am going to use a spare computer as a server. I have got Red hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition. Any ideas what to do with it?

billgoldberg
August 23rd, 2008, 02:41 PM
I am going to use a spare computer as a server. I have got Red hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition. Any ideas what to do with it?

File server?

If you have a ps3 or xbox 360 you could install an upnp server on your pc to stream media to those.

Host your own website from it.

Act as a server for games (counterstrike source, COD4, ...).

Lostincyberspace
August 23rd, 2008, 02:42 PM
If you like to torrent you could have it as a torrent server, or you could use it as a proxy, or you could use as (insert name of server application here).

fedex1993
August 23rd, 2008, 02:42 PM
f@h or webserver print server file server mail server there tons of possibilities.

amazingtaters
August 23rd, 2008, 02:49 PM
Make it a torrent server distributing FOSS software. It would be most excellent.

mellowd
August 23rd, 2008, 02:51 PM
torrent, backup, test, file, monitoring server. The possibilities are endless really. You can do all this and tons more

fedex1993
August 23rd, 2008, 02:53 PM
you could also use it as a pxe boot server too so if it is hosted at your house have them connect to it via ethernet and have it boot ubuntu that would be cool.