I have an old 700Mhz Pentium III at home running windows 2000 Server, with a home router set up to pass incoming requests to it and a dyndns account set up so it's easy to find.

Right now I'm using it for a number of things:

  • Shared folders + backup inside the home network
  • Shared Printer inside the home network
  • Web Server
  • FTP remote access for my files.
  • Remote Desktop in to the home network (thinking about adding vpn service)
  • SVN repository
  • MySQL
  • After I upgrade my wife's laptop from home to pro later this year it will also become a domain controller
  • It's the only place I still have access to IE6 any more without setting a up a new virtual machine, so I use it for testing code with that browser.

The question is: What else could I be doing with this machine?

Aditional ideas based on the suggestions:

  • Media Server/DVR
  • Build server
  • PBX
  • SSH
  • Proxy Server
  • Continuous Integration Server
  • Personal OpenID Provider