To be really retro. Setup a Novell 3.12 server on a 486 computer.
386-based PC or above (ISA, EISA, or MCA)
6MB of RAM (minimum)
More memory may be required, depending on the number of users, the load they put on the server, the number of NLMs loaded, and the size of the network hard disks. (More than 70MB of free disk space requires additional memory.) The dynamic resource configuration feature of the NetWare NOS notifies you when more memory will improve server performance.
CD-ROM drive or 3.5-inch diskette drive
The type of network adapter used depends on the type of computer used as a server or workstation. In 32-bit Micro Channel servers on Ethernet networks, Novell recommends using the NE/2-32. The 32-bit bus of the NE/2-32 enables you to gain the full performance potential of the NetWare NOS by increasing the amount of data that can be moved on and off the network and into server memory. For EISA servers on Ethernet networks, Novell recommends the NE3200, a 32-bit bus master adapter.
Network cabling or other transmission medium
8086-based PC or above
68000-based Macintosh or above
The NetWare NOS supports a large variety of both Novell and third-party LAN and disk adapters. For a complete list, contact your local Novell partner.
The NetWare NOS includes all the software necessary to install and operate the network server and to connect as many as 250 Windows, OS/2, or DOS clients to the network, depending on the configuration you purchase. NetWare also includes software for connecting five Macintosh clients. The NetWare NOS supports the following client software:
Windows 3.x, Windows NT, or Windows 95
UnixWare Personal Edition 1.0 or above
UnixWare Application Server 1.0 or above
UNIX NFS Clients
All UNIX NFS
NetWare NFS 1
OS/2 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.0, or 2.1, Standard or Extended Editions
Mac OS Clients
Mac OS System 6 or 7
MS-DOS 2.x, 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, or 6.x, DR DOS 6.0, or Novell DOS 7