building a skype server - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-20-2008, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1
Default building a skype server

I want to build a low-power, always-on server just to run skype in my house. I know they sell the computer-free skype things, but I have a really nice dect phone system I'd like to still use and a bunch of old pc components lying around.

So here's what I'm thinking: an old motherboard with an 8 gig CF card as the hard drive, a PIII 500 processor, 256 mb of ram, a USB 2 controller and a skype to phone adapter. I'm probably going to run hardy heron as my OS.

My first question is whether these specs will be sufficient. I'm pretty sure the ram is enough to run xubuntu, but i'm wondering if the PIII 500 is enough.

My second question relates to power. since this is going to always be on, does anyone have any suggestions to limit power use? Is it worth upgrading to a better board and processor to be able to use wake on lan so that it isn't actually always running (and would this actually work for my purposes)?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated (and i'll doubtlessly be back with more questions in the linux forum once i start configuring xubuntu).

sg1982 is offline  
Old 10-20-2008, 03:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Kharn's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 7,638
Default Re: building a skype server

Yes the specs are fine, if your going to use a CF or SD card for the hard drive you will need a IDE adapter, you can get them from miniITX.
Visit this and do something for the world!

Want to do even more? Take a look here and join the fight on human trafficking.

Hear and you forget, see and you remember, do and you understand.

Kharn is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Terminal License Server - Expired !! roumieh2000 Microsoft Windows and Software 2 09-04-2008 12:46 AM
Building a new PC and turning the current one into a server Screamsalvation System Upgrades 1 05-16-2008 05:08 AM
Skype Security Hotfix Osiris Viruses, Spyware and Malware 0 02-06-2008 08:23 AM
Bavarian Skype Trojan Osiris Viruses, Spyware and Malware 0 01-26-2008 11:59 AM
Try Microsoft Windows Home Server for 120 Days Osiris Microsoft Windows and Software 0 11-04-2007 06:13 PM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.