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Re: OT: Building a small home server

by newrisedesigns (Curate)
on Feb 13, 2003 at 05:05 UTC ( #234903=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to OT: Building a small home server

If you don't have $300+, I encourage everyone to slap an extra computer together from spare parts like I did.

    "Firebird" (used as a file server/sometimes workstation by a poor college student)
  • 400 MHz AMD K6-2
  • 450MB RAM
  • Hard Drives
    • 1 1.2 GB (Windows 2000 system)
    • 2 20 GB (Data)
    • 1 40 GB (MP3s and Movies)
  • Has Perl. Haven't installed Apache yet, but I plan on it.

Surprisingly, it works well. It's slow, but it's reliable. (although most of you would rather use Linux or FreeBSD, I'm sure)

John J Reiser
newrisedesigns.com

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[Corion]: Yaerox: There is Encode::Guess, but that needs a limited set of inputs, and it also cannot handle multiple single-byte encodings
[Corion]: If you have a BOM, that's a really easy way to recognize UTF-8. Otherwise, you can try to decode a file from UTF-8, and if that works OK and doesn't crash, most likely the file was valid UTF-8
[Corion]: But as "ansi" (Latin-1?) is a single-byte encoding, any file is a valid ANSI file

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