A2SERVER lets you use a Raspberry Pi, or almost any other computer, to serve files to Apple IIgs and enhanced IIe computers on your network. You'll also be able to boot into GS/OS or ProDOS 8 directly from tne network (no drives needed). A2SERVER has been designed to be as easy to set up and use as possible, and it's free.
A2SERVER is based on open-source software, primarily Netatalk 2.2.4, with many utilities and enhancements to make everything as easy as possible. (If you like A2SERVER, you might also want to check out A2CLOUD.)
Update 11-Aug-14: A2SERVER 1.2.0 is available. It has support for Raspberry Pi Model B+, a faster installer script, and faster startup. To update, type
a2server-setup. There's also a new virtual machine option that includes A2CLOUD. Important: if your A2SERVER computer no longer boots after updating its OS, see the recovery page.
Choose how you'd like to use A2SERVER, and you'll be up and running shortly.
Virtual Machine (for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, Solaris)
Installer for Ubuntu or Debian Linux
Once you've got it set up, here are next steps:
Attach your Apple II to your local network
Connect to A2SERVER from your Apple II
Boot into ProDOS 8 or GS/OS over the network
Log into, shut down, and do stuff in the A2SERVER console
Access A2SERVER files from a Mac or Windows computer
Use A2SERVER with Wi-Fi
And some other stuff that might (or might not) be helpful or interesting:
A2SERVER feature list
A2SERVER version history
Recover from a crashed A2SERVER
Details of what the "a2server-setup" script does
See the March 2013 cover of Juiced.GS, featuring A2SERVER
Watch me introduce A2SERVER at KansasFest 2011
(note: this contains some outdated information)
The A2SERVER odyssey (warning: long)
Buckets of thanks to Steven Hirsch and Geoff Body, whose invaluable assistance and contributions have made A2SERVER exist, along with Tony Diaz, Antoine Vignau, Peter Wong, Martin Haye, Ken Gagne, Peter Neubauer, Anthony Martino, James Littlejohn, and others at comp.sys.apple2 and KansasFest. (As well as the creators, past and present, of Netatalk and Raspberry Pi.) Apple II Forever!
Questions? Comments? email firstname.lastname@example.org
Apple II Extravaganza home page