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linuxisevolution
January 5th, 2009, 12:12 AM
And what operating system was it running? Solaris? :D My oldest server still running is a Pentium 3 550mhz 256mb ram 8gb harddrive. Runs Apache, nfs, ftp, and ssh. It runs all the sites in my sig. I will be setting up a 450mhz netbsd server soon :)

wilsonmuse
January 5th, 2009, 12:31 AM
Pentium 54 (166Mhz)
32MB RAM
2GB IDE HD

Ubuntu 8.04 Server
BIND, Apache, MySQL

Old, but very much not neglected.

toupeiro
January 5th, 2009, 12:33 AM
I think a more interesting question than What OS its running is why are you still running it in the first place?

My two oldest systems I support are:

1) Sun SPARCStation 1 to support a very old tape device.
2) SGI Origin 2000 to support an old application.

This year, hopefully, they both take a dirt nap.

linuxisevolution
January 5th, 2009, 12:34 AM
Pentium 54 (166Mhz)
32MB RAM
2GB IDE HD

Ubuntu 8.04 Server
BIND, Apache, MySQL

Old, but very much not neglected.


You run Ubuntu Server with 32mb ram? I couldn't stand it with 64mb :P

What is BIND?

linuxisevolution
January 5th, 2009, 12:34 AM
My server runs Debian 4 etch i686.

wmcbrine
January 5th, 2009, 05:39 AM
BIND is a nameserver (DNS).

I had a 486 running until a few years ago, maybe 2004. It did DNS and time service until the end, running Slackware 3.0. At one time it was also a mail server and firewall/router.

jrusso2
January 5th, 2009, 05:41 AM
Back at my old job we had some old Novell Netware 3 servers running for many years. Most were like old Pentiums. We never touched them, I was afraid to. A lot of them didn't even have a CD ROM, just a floppy and network card.

binbash
January 5th, 2009, 03:24 PM
my HEAVY LOAD server (200k requests/day) is 4 years old , m using centos.

leedsdevil
January 5th, 2009, 03:52 PM
i just recieved a Compaq proient 1500 uses the old socket 5...i hadnt much time to mess with it but its kewl to play with:D

Thelasko
January 5th, 2009, 04:34 PM
I hear there is at least one old VAX (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VAX) machine running around here someplace. I think I've seen a PDP-11 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDP-11) still being used for data acquisition, but I suppose that doesn't count as a server. My boss once said something about writing the software for the (presumably) PDP-11 30 years ago.

bobyo134
January 5th, 2009, 04:40 PM
my server is hp pavilian
900mhz amd anthlon
128mb ram
ubuntu server 8.4
45 gb ide hdd
i have upgraded from my evil dell ( which is now sitting in a broken twisted pile of metal :) )

linuxisevolution
January 6th, 2009, 12:06 AM
my server is hp pavilian
900mhz amd anthlon
128mb ram
ubuntu server 8.4
45 gb ide hdd
i have upgraded from my evil dell ( which is now sitting in a broken twisted pile of metal :) )

It was a "broken twisted pile of metal" when you bought it.. Where I used to live at the local library, they had dells with Pentium 350mhz 64mb ram and Windows 98. Although windows would not boot so they never got used. Probably still sitting in the childerens' room :D I would've put Linux on those and told 'em it was fixed haha.

Grant A.
January 6th, 2009, 12:16 AM
Obviously the Ubuntu Forums server, as it takes ages every time I want to load a page.

LookTJ
January 6th, 2009, 12:18 AM
My server is running Debian Etch 686..

linuxisevolution
January 6th, 2009, 02:29 AM
Obviously the Ubuntu Forums server, as it takes ages every time I want to load a page.

True. They need a cluster...

Thelasko
January 6th, 2009, 03:26 PM
Obviously the Ubuntu Forums server, as it takes ages every time I want to load a page.

Something is definitely wrong with the UF server.

Grant A.
January 7th, 2009, 12:27 AM
Something is definitely wrong with the UF server.

And it really needs to be fixed. No doubt it is running on Ubuntu, and the forums server giving off this bad of a performance with a heavy load of 10,000 people is not good publicity, especially for future corporations who may be interested in using it.

gletob
January 7th, 2009, 04:57 AM
You know what would be cool? A picture of the hardware that runs these forums.

Grant A.
January 7th, 2009, 05:22 AM
You know what would be cool? A picture of the hardware that runs these forums.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6b/Hammy_Excersising.jpg/180px-Hammy_Excersising.jpg

wmcbrine
January 7th, 2009, 07:37 AM
You know what would be cool? A picture of the hardware that runs these forums.http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/discarded-old-computer-1.jpg

http://tightwadtechnica.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/broken_computer.jpg

earthpigg
January 7th, 2009, 07:40 AM
lol - you folks read my mind when i read the thread title.

linuxisevolution
January 14th, 2009, 03:13 AM
lol - you folks read my mind when i read the thread title.

The server's need some serious work...

Maheriano
January 14th, 2009, 03:34 AM
Didn't Novell lose one of their servers once? I heard something about them finding it inside a wall a long time later and it was still going without a problem.

Thelasko
January 14th, 2009, 04:19 PM
Didn't Novell lose one of their servers once? I heard something about them finding it inside a wall a long time later and it was still going without a problem.

Here's the story from Slashdot (http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/04/10/1846258). It appears the article was taken down though.

tatterdemalion
January 10th, 2011, 12:54 PM
AIX Version 3
(C) Copyrights by IBM and by others 1982, 1993.
login: user2
************************************************** *****************************
* *
* *
* Welcome to AIX Version 3.2!
* *
* *
* Please see the README file in /usr/lpp/bos for information pertinent to *
* this release of the AIX Operating System.
* *
* *
************************************************** *****************************

Last unsuccessful login: Thu 30 Jun 09:36:00 1994 on tty1
Last login: Tue 11 Jan 08:11:49 2011 on pts/5 from ***
[YOU HAVE NEW MAIL]


--Posting on an old thread.--

Where's your god now? :)

WRDN
January 10th, 2011, 01:54 PM
And it really needs to be fixed. No doubt it is running on Ubuntu, and the forums server giving off this bad of a performance with a heavy load of 10,000 people is not good publicity, especially for future corporations who may be interested in using it.

The ubuntu forums server is a Mac I think (I believe it could be a Mac Mini). I remember a mod posting about it a while back in a different server thread.

On the main topic, my server has been running for around 2 1/2 years and hosts web pages, my Git repositories, bug tracking systems and a few other cool things.
It's an IBM Low Profile Computer, with:
- Intel Pentium 4 (2.4Ghz)
- 512Mb DDR RAM
- DVD RW drive (installed)
- VGA controller (33Mhz)
- Lots of USB ports (33Mhz)
- A MASSIVE 20Gb HDD :)

The server is running Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty). I have thought about upgrading to a more recent supported version, but I don't want the trouble of reconfiguring etc.

ukripper
January 10th, 2011, 01:58 PM
Not a conventional hardware for serving needs but surely low cost and power saving spec:
Asus 2GB surf netbook -

Spec-
SDHC Class 6 8GB for data
2GB internal to run ubuntu 9.10 server
512 RAM
Celeron 526Mhz underclocked cpu
2 cams for monitoring home

OS and Software:
ubuntu 9.10 server
Apache
Zoneminder
Dropbox command line service to upload motion detected pictures
SSH

Total power consumption on high load --> 20-28watts
Idle -->8-12watts

Spice Weasel
January 10th, 2011, 02:01 PM
AIX? Awesomesaucem.

One of my two servers sits in my room - and I can't remember what it does/is for.

Specs:

Pentium 3 ~700mhz
64MB DDR Memory
10GB Hard Disk
Debian Sarge (QVWM lul)

It's very quiet and a lot of the time I forget it is there. :P

samalex
January 10th, 2011, 03:04 PM
AIX Version 3
(C) Copyrights by IBM and by others 1982, 1993.
login: user2
Last unsuccessful login: Thu 30 Jun 09:36:00 1994 on tty1
Last login: Tue 11 Jan 08:11:49 2011 on pts/5 from ***
[YOU HAVE NEW MAIL]


--Posting on an old thread.--

Where's your god now? :)

Is this for real??? I graduated high school the month you last logged in if so :)

About 4 years ago I had an old 486DX-50 running Slackware (can't remember which version) as a dial-up server for my folks to dial into the Internet. It used Caller ID so when they called it'd send a carrier, but if anyone else called it just rang so I could grab it. It had an old amber Hercules monitor and honestly ran VERY well. It's since gone to Goodwill to be recycled, but it was a good box...

We also had an old DEC Alpha server at my last job running Red Hat 7.1 (or 7.2, can't remember), and as of when I left it had about 4 years of uptime and it would've been more if not for replacing the UPS.

Spice Weasel
January 10th, 2011, 03:09 PM
Would it be legal for you to upload an ISO image? :P

SoFl W
January 10th, 2011, 03:20 PM
An HP IPaq (http://www.hackinthebox.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=14091), (206-Mhz StrongArm processor with 32 MB ROM and 32 MB RAM) the accessory extension had the LAN connection and a 1 Gig external storage card. It ran Monkey (http://monkey-project.com/) as its webserver. It was just a fun little project to make a portable server that you could easily transport files anywhere. As USB sticks became cheaper, and held more data, it was no longer worth carrying around. But geeks still thought it was cool.

tatterdemalion
January 10th, 2011, 05:19 PM
Is this for real??? I graduated high school the month you last logged in if so :)


Sure,
It was the last unsuccessful login that happened in 1994.

It's still running some important accountancy tasks in a company.
According to plans we're going to switch to an Ubuntu box after a major application conversion.

Most apps on the (aix) server are written in Cobol. Nowadays we're working on switching from cobol to php.

tatterdemalion
January 10th, 2011, 05:35 PM
Would it be legal for you to upload an ISO image? :P

Maybe after switching to Ubuntu. I would play much with that baby then. :)

Aquix
January 10th, 2011, 05:45 PM
Reminds me of this Bash.org

http://www.bash.org/?741630

koenn
January 10th, 2011, 07:16 PM
===>> uname -a
SCO_SV ---- 3.2 5.0.5 i386

===>> more messages
Tue Dec 8 10:38:21 1998
SCO OpenServer(TM) Release 5

(C) 1976-1998 The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
(C) 1980-1994 Microsoft Corporation
All rights reserved.

For complete copyright credits,
enter "copyrights" at the command prompt.

earthpigg
January 10th, 2011, 09:39 PM
SCO OpenServer(TM) Release 5

(C) 1976-1998 The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
(C) 1980-1994 Microsoft Corporation
All rights reserved.

For complete copyright credits,
enter "copyrights" at the command prompt.



ha, so it wasn't just lawyers making those claims.... :P

SoFl W
January 15th, 2011, 06:30 PM
Still going strong.

SoFl W
June 9th, 2011, 03:19 AM
Found an picture of a server I had running on a Ipaq.

I thought I loaded the one with the 1 gig memory and network card within the extension pack but I didn't. Yes it was a working server, did that in 2005 or so, with monkeyweb instead of apache, and a really small linux distro, but I could ssh to it.

We were given a box full of old Ipaqs and accessories.

Clachair
June 9th, 2011, 03:35 AM
I'm running an Apache-Perl-PostGresql combination with Red Hat 7.2 (installed ~2000?) on an IBM Activa that was originally running Windo$e 95. It doesn't like thunderstorms, but restarts every time. Fairly neglected, it gets attention only every few months.

BrokenKingpin
June 9th, 2011, 07:36 PM
I had an AMD 1.2ghz machine (file server) running debain stable for close to a year without a reboot... a power outage took it out though, it was a sad day.

Macskeeball
June 11th, 2011, 01:27 AM
A few years ago, my neighbor gave me a Dell Dimension L800r (800MHz Pentium III). Using spare parts I had lying around, I upgraded the RAM to 384MB and put in a 120GB HD. It's running the latest CentOS and I mostly use it for Folding@Home and USB printer sharing.