Things to Do With a Remote Server

26 September 2007 · 3 comments

Now that I lease my own server, I should find things to do with it other than host a blog, yes? Lifehacker has 10 ways to put a remote server to good use. Good to save for future reference.

1 Paul J. September 26, 2007 at 17:26

How would you recommend someone like me getting a remote server.? I really like the idea of being able to access my music while I’m at work. There have been so many times where I wanted to play something for my students but then I realize that it’s at home.

2 Will September 26, 2007 at 22:41

You don’t really need a remote server to access music from work.

An old computer with linux installed can be a great “home server” that will let you do most things you probably want to do.

Specifically for music, Jinzora really is quite cool.

Oh, and a DNS service like DYNDNS can help too, so that you don’t have to remember your IP.

3 Joel September 27, 2007 at 09:57

Wow! What a great list of things I don’t understand! This list could be the seed of a much longer list of “things about the internet that I should some day look in to but probably won’t.”

Despite my ignorance, I thought of some possible uses for a remote server that didn’t make the list (all these are assuming that a remote server is a metal box-type object with blinky lights)

1) Religious fetish object for techno-cult

2) Kind of bulky chest piece for robot costume

3) Thing to hide behind when being hunted by person with X-ray vision

4) Bait for dust-bunny trap

5) Thing with which to hold up the security line at the airport

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