Mac OS 7 makes a great operating system for use as a file, web, and ftp server. In fact, all of the pages and images on this site (except the PHP-based forums) are hosted on a Power Mac 8100 running Mac OS 7.6.1. This server runs AppleShare IP 5 server software, which is commercial grade server software from Apple.
AppleShare IP 5
This server runs AppleShare IP 5 server software, a major release of the AppleShare software. In addition to providing traditional AppleShare file service over AppleTalk, AppleShare IP supports connections over TCP. It also provides an FTP server, which allows any FTP client application to transfer files to and from the file server. The AppleShare IP Web server allows your computer to host a Web site on an intranet or the Internet, and the AppleShare IP Mail Server provides mail service for Post Office Protocol (POP) clients over TCP and AppleTalk. AppleShare IP also features new administration programs for all of the services and a completely rewritten Print Server.
The latest version of AppleShare IP Server for Mac OS 7.6.1 is 5.0.2. If you have 5.0 already installed, you can download the 5.0.2 updater.
CPU: Any Apple Power Macintosh computer or Workgroup Server with a PowerPC 601, 604, or 604e microprocessor.
RAM: 32 MB of memory with virtual memory turned on; 48 MB with virtual memory turned off.
System Software: 7.6 or later with OpenDoc 1.1.2 or later, except for the Workgroup Server 7350 and the Workgroup Server 9650, which require system software 7.6.1
Networking Software: Open Transport 1.1.2 or later.
More About this Server
This entire web site (less forums) is hosted on a G3-upgraded Power Macintosh 8100, powered by Mac OS 7.6.1 and AppleShare IP 5.0.2. It has 205mb of RAM, and a 10gb, 10,000rpm SCSI hard drive. It has maintained an uptime of over 99% over the past year.
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