The Sambar Server is or was a combined "HTTP, HTTPS, XMPP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, DNS, DHCP, Java Servlet, JSP, and proxy server" developed by Tod Sambar. The Proxy Server provided also a dial-on-demand service to an Internet service provider.
A limited shareware version was widely distributed, while the full functionality was only available in the commercial version.
The Windows version does not need a server operation system, but ran even on Windows 95 or Windox XP home.
The first release appeared in 1996/97,:p.194 The latest release was 7.0, published in March 2007. It "runs on XP to Win 10". Tod Sambar claims that "Commercial, shareware, and freeware licensees numbered over 200,000 and the server powered over 13,000 commercial Internet sites at its peak."
End of 2007, Tod Sambar announced the end of development.
As of at least October 2015, the Sambar Server is still in use, as testified on the "Sambar Webmaster Community" forum.
The domain www.sambar.com, from which the Sambar Sever was distributed and serviced, is still registered on Tod Sambar's name, but it is not connected to the Internet. Only two MX Records are registered in the DNS (Domain Name System).
- Sambar, Tod (2016). "Tod Sambar | LinkedIn". linkedin.com. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
- Sambar, Tod (2004-04-29). Server Documentation (PDF).
- "Sambar Forum - The Sambar Webmaster Community". apachelounge.com. 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
- Sambar, Tod (2007-12-31). "Sambar :: Sambar Server being discontinued...". apachelounge.com - The Sambar Webmaster Community. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
- twillert (BR Herman) (2015-10-24). "Sambar :: Super user since 1998". apachelounge.com - The Sambar Webmaster Community. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
I am still a very happy user of the Sambar server. Back in 1998 I installed it on my own company's server where I was systemadministrator
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