First iteration of a home server. First time I had enough spares to get a working computer assembled!
Back in those days (2001), nobody had home servers and few knew about the existence of Linux. ISPs were advertising internet connections for single computers and would charge a monthly fee for every additional host that a customer would like to plug to the net. They were selling routers at silly prices and being quite anal about the "one host" thing, even implying legal prossecution.
Me? I had NAT!
A 3Com ethernet cable modem, two network cards, Debian Linux 2.2 and a four port 10/100 ethernet switch.
- Cyrix 166 [April 2001 - March 2003]
- CPU: second hand Cyrix 166 MHz
- Motherboard: at least one second hand motherboard and an used one (bought new by myself)
- RAM: 32 MB upgraded to 64 MB
- Storage: second hand IBM 514 MB 5400rpm ATA33 + second hand Quantum 4.3 GB 3600rpm PIO