Re: Debian on a Sun Ultra 5
I'd like to add my own good experience using Debian
3.1 on Ultra5s; both 333 and 400 Mhz models perform
wonderfully well as web servers using PHP/Mysql and/or
One negative point though: I found switching to a
non-English keyboard to be somewhat tricky and leading
to an unpredictable and undocumented behaviour...
Otherwise, these machines are really asking for Linux!
--- Pete Clarke <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I was using it as simply a second workstation
> while my main
> > workstation was
> > down, and one that my girlfriend could use while I
> had my laptop
> > and tablet
> > with me. However, I wouldn't mind putting it to
> more well-deserved
> > uses,
> > like an LDAP server, backup server, db server,
> etc. So, I was
> > wondering what
> > all the sparc experts out there think an Ultra 5
> would be well
> > suited for :)
> I was using one as a management box until recently -
> installed Sarge
> and nagios - it was plenty fast enough for the job.
> I have also used one as a slave DNS/Mail server.
> > In the case of a backup server, I have a connor
> raid box I was
> > considering
> > connecting, but I think the hardware limitation on
> this particular
> > box is
> > 12GB, so it might not be worthwhile (I do some dv
> editing on my
> > main machine,
> > so I have several hundred GB's of data).
> The IDE limitation is 120GB (ish) - however, this
> does not mean it
> wouldn't be a useful backup box - stick a USB card
> in, very cheap
> these days, and attach an external drive.
> Or pick up a cheap SCSI card - about ï¿½20 from eBay
> and one of the 7
> or 12 slot external enclosures and have yourself a
> nice RAID backup :-)
> The Ultra 5's (and 10's) still make remarkable good
> workhorses in
> these days of multi-core, multi-gigahertz machines
> .... they make
> wonderful development boxes too...
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