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As I've discovered recently, Safari won't let me in with "You don't own the access privilegies to access this site.".

But Firefox let me d/l the files.

Again, Safari. This application should be de-installed from macOS.

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My server will be going down tomorrow afternoon.
For a project that started as a way to shave 26mb of data, the sum total of all the macintosh floppys I had, I think running for almost 9 years and amassing almost 2.5TB of data is pretty good Smile

macintosharchive now has a full and complete mirror of my server (which is not online yet but will be soon) so everything that was on my server will still be publicly available.

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macintosharchive now has a full and complete mirror of my server (which is not online yet but will be soon)

Whew. I can sleep well, then. Beer

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http://mirror.macintosharchive.org/max1zzz.co.uk/
has been updated

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So, having got rid of my server last year (Which was running some internal services, as well as my site) I find myself in need of something to run those services again, coupled with the fact my colo server has never quite worked out how I planed (And that it has some software problems on the horizon) means I currently have this sitting on my desk:

Having a server back at home means I could, if there is any interest, revive my server.
If I did it would be in a slightly more focused manner, focusing initially purely on mac software and ensuring everything was compressed in classic Mac OS friendly formats, actually organising the server correctly and possibly making it so the server (or at least part of it) and be directly mounted as a share under older Mac OS builds (Similar to how 68kmla's vTools share works)

If there is any interest let me know

For anyone that is interested the specs of that box are:
Intel i5-10400f (6 Cores @ 2.9Ghz each)
ASUS Prime H470-PLUS Motherboard
Minimum 32GB DDR4 RAM (More likely closer to 64GB, what's in there at the moment has been borrowed from my gaming PC)
1x 256GB NVME Boot Drive
1x 512GB NVME Drive for VM images
More storage than I know what to do with! (Just ordered 4x4TB HDDs and currently have 1x4TB and 5x2TB HDDs that will be going in it)
Will be running ESXI with various Guest OS's running on it for the various services
All in a 4u Short rackmount case

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If there is any interest let me know

Absolutely, max1zzz! Laughing out loud

I try to run my little Mac every day if I can and I have my AIM screen name logged online... having a shared Internet drive with all of your software goodies would be simply fantastic! Smile

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interested!

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please bring it back up Smile

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Great! I'll start figuring out exactly how the setup will work then, It'll probably be a month or two until I start getting stuff back online

Is there any interest in and protocol's past FTP, HTTP, Wired (the 3 I ran before) and possible a MacOS compatible share drive? I ran KDX in the past and looked at hotline too (I didn't end up running hotline due to some incompatibility with my setup at the time, I can't remember what it was though)

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Hotline server would be super.

For 68k Macs, the shared drive would be through WebDav, right? I think the client is Goliath, which apparently only works on Mac OS 8.1.

I wonder if any other WebDav clients work further back than that? I'm okay with just a Mac OS 8.1 version sure, but if it would also work on Mac OS 7.6 (68k/PPC), either Goliath or any other client, that would really rock!

We really appreciate you looking out for us, Max1zzz Laughing out loud

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I was thinking of a AppleShare share in the same vain of this: http://vtools.68kmla.org/connection.html
I'm yet to do any in depth research on exactly how this needs to be setup though and it's possible I might uncover some interoperation issue with the other services

The one downside (hosting wise) to this is appleshare will require the running of a MacOS 9 VM (Or more precicley a VM inside a VM Smile ) but the box I am building has plenty of power and should be able to do this just fine

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Sounds like you're overthinking it a bit, unless you want to have the service available and running under OS 9.

As an example, there's this, which is looking to be upgraded in the ~nearish future. It's just a protocol like any other Wink

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I probably am, it sounds like a good idea in theory but i'm not so sure now that it adds anything over what you get with plain FTP

For now I am focusing on sorting that ungodly mess that was the file structure on my server to get it in to something that is actually navigable (I know for a fact some folders existed in 3 or 4 locations.... ) Once that is done I will make some decisions on what is actually worth running Smile

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You get basically the same, though you don't have to download a client to start using AFP afaik, so in that regard I kind of like it. Mount & go Smile

While you're at it, will you sort the garden filebase as well? Wink
We're restructuring as well, taking a wee bit longer to do for some obscure reason Tongue

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Although it may not be doable, one nice thing about WebDav is that it has great cross-platform interoperability, meaning that one could possibly install a shared drive in Mac OS 8.1 and at the same time use the same drive on Chrome OS, something that I've only seen the Basilisk II program be able to do out-of-the-box.

I can learn how to connect to AppleShare, though… it sounds like fun (hopefully, lol)

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Hello Wired my old friend Smile

I'm currently running only Wired 2.5 while I get things sorted out, I plan to also be running Web, FTP and Wired 1.3.4 (As before) and probably Hotline as well, I will also be investigating Appleshare and WebDav.

But before I start going protocol crazy I want to get the files sorted, I'm currently uploading the Apple Discs folder the the server (Weighing in at over 200GB) This took over a week to sort and (where needed) recompress and this is the folder that probably needed the least sorting! This might take a while... Smile

The server is not currently publicly accessible as I need to sort a few things out first, but hopefully this will be happening in a week or so Smile

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We all truly appreciate all your efforts, Max! Smile especially me, lol Laughing out loud

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Max, the fact that you are able and willing to get your server back up and running is awesome. If it were feasible for me to somehow monetarily support that venture right now, I sure as heck would... I feel like it'd be the least I could do. Laughing out loud

Idea: perhaps you might be able to eventually sync said server with the mirror if there is ever any new content uploaded to it. That way, you'd have an easily accessible backup on demand, and if your server goes down again, everyone would still be able to download bits from the latest "snapshot".

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Thanks @cbone and @os9er Smile

I really appreciate that would would be willing to make a donation if you could, however these days I would kindly refuse them as I revived a fair few donations back in the earlier days of my server (Back when I didn't have any money) but these days I have enough money to finance the server Smile

I'm undecided on weather I will have uploads like on the old server or if it will just remain static, I do like having uploads but it takes time to sort them and the uploads folder on the old server got a little out of hand...

I will talk to macintosharchive at some point though and see if they want to take a mirror of the new server Smile