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Old 09-13-2007
Question Help! Suggestions on what I can I use my 2 unix boxes for?

Once upon a looong time ago I used to work with Unix systems - SGI mainly.

Now I've inherited 2 boxes - an SGI dual processor Octane and an Indigo2. For the past 2 years they've sat waiting for me to do something with them and never getting round to it.

I run a windows network at home so they've had limited use to date.

So what can I use these guys for?

I was thinking web server? Maybe a fileserver? I do a lot of development so this might be useful, but I also run several remotely hosted web sites at the moment. Help!

Also should I stick with IRIX as the OS or should I transfer to Linux on these systems?

Any suggestions gratefully received, except the "well you can take your unix boxes and shove them up your..." type ones!

Cheers guys! Smilie
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Old 09-13-2007
1. Use IRIX on them, it's a crime to run Linux on them. If you want to run Linux get a cheap PC.

2. Try
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Old 09-13-2007
Originally Posted by porter
1. Use IRIX on them, it's a crime to run Linux on them. If you want to run Linux get a cheap PC.

2. Try Nekochan Net
Cheers for the link and info. My only reason to run Linux would be to run as a webserver. Can this be done with IRIX successfully? The loooooong uptimes of IRIX appeal!

Also can the Octane be run as a webserver? I personally don't know anyone who has done it but Apache must be compatible I imagine...
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Old 09-16-2007
I Just did a search on Nekochan for Apache and it looks like you're in luck:

Nekochan Net: Apache Search Results

I did notice some security vulnerabilities posted for Apcahe on IRIX, so just be sure those have been patched.

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