Yesterday staff colocation service Mac Mini Vault told in his blog about a funny experiment to transform the second-generation Apple TV to a simple Web server. They did a jailbreak firmware installed on the set-top lighttpd and added just one static page with multiple images, scripts and styles.
Of course, the little black box is not designed for hosting Web pages. But during the experiment, the company will record and analyze all sorts of indicators of “life” and watch as the Apple TV will handle the traffic and load on the processor A4.
The demo page is available at this location, but it works very slowly, loaded through time and with no mistake: no styles, no pictures. However, if you want to try to make your own web server, the staff of Mac Mini Vault offers a few tips:
So, it turns out, is why Apple has stopped releasing Xserve!