RE: Are these machines up to it?
On Fri, 22 Mar 2002, Brooks R. Robinson wrote:
> | 1: I have a 133MHz pentium, 1Gb disk and 32Mb ram. I want to use this
> | as a firewall.
> | 2: Also an 400MHz AMD K6-2, 6Gb disk and 80Mb ram. This is to be a
> | name server and an email server
> | Neither of them will have X on them, so what I need to know is;
> | a: they are not up to the tasks
> | b: they are just up to the tasks
> | c: they are easily up to the tasks
> | If the answer is a: or b:, what could be done to improve the
> | situation. Asking a lot in a single message, but I dont want to start
> | then find that they just won't do the job(s)
> I think that you will find that both of these machines have more than enough
> power for the stated uses; so my answer would be 'c'.
i am using a floppy-only firewall on an old pentium... called floppyfw.
it that is all the machine is going to do, it is a great solution...
uses late model kernel and is actively maintained.
no disk and just two 3c905s
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