This box is the retail packaging for Mac OS X Server, Version 10.3 Panther. The artwork on the box changed considerably from the previous Jaguar-fur-covered X in Apple Garamond to a new, more blocky serif font with a metallic finish.
This version was released on October 24, 2003, and added LDAP-based Open Directory user and file management.
A new Workgroup Manager application allowed for a vast improvement for configuration. Other network services were added or improved including SNMP, Apache web server, mail server, OpenLDAP, AFP, print server, SMB version 3 (improved Windows compatibility), MySQL (4.0.16), and PHP (4.3.7).
The box indicates that it contains Mac OS X Server v10.3, Admin Tools, Xcode, getting started guide, electronic documentation.
AppleShare 3 is an early implementation of a networking system by Apple that connected several network services in one package. This version, AppleShare 3.0, predates the Internet and serves primarily as a file sharing system and print server. AppleShare ran on a Macintosh Plus, Macintosh SE, or Macintosh Classic with 4 MB of RAM, and also on a Power Macintosh.
Low End Mac compiled information about AppleShare and published the following features:
requires System 7.0 or later
runs on 68000 or later with at least 4 MB RAM
For file services, Low End Mac reports that AppleShare 3 allows up to:
120 connected users (v. 10 for file sharing)
346 unique files open at one time
50 shared volumes (vs. 10 for file sharing)
8,192 users and groups (vs. 100 for file sharing)
65,536 files per volume (limited by HFS file system)
4 GB volume size (System 7.0 through 7.1 are limited to 2 GB)
2 GB file size (requires AppleShare Workstation 3.5 or later on clients)
File sharing in AppleShare 3 was accomplished through AFP, Apple Filing Protocol (AFP), a proprietary network protocol that offered file services for the classic Mac OS.
This boxed version of AppleShare 3 is from 1992 and includes the original manuals and floppy disks required to install AppleShare on a Macintosh of the time.