[Mailman-Users] Re: Newbie requesting basic how-to
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Sep 24 03:20:40 CEST 2004
At 9:52 AM -0500 2004-09-23, Chris Barnes wrote:
> Quite frankly, "old underpowered laptops" shouldn't be used as server
> machines (running a MLM is a server application, even if it is one that
> doesn't consume many resources).
Actually, I do that kind of thing myself. See
<http://www.shub-internet.org/brad/papers/mtacomparison/>. For both
talks, one of my key testbed machines was an old Compaq Armada 4131T
laptop with a 133MHz Pentium processor (F00F bug intact), 48MB of
RAM, 10GB hard disk, running FreeBSD 4.6.2-REL. This machine is
still my primary server in the house, although I've got lots of other
boxes I've acquired since then that I need to install and configure.
This machine has a BIND caching nameserver (I used it to test out
the latest BIND 9 code), an NTP time server (I use it to test out the
latest ntpd code), as well as a full squid web proxy cache server.
But I would never be so silly as to consider running any kind of a
GUI on it.
It's a server that sits on a table in a corner and runs without
maintenance or intervention, and has 322 days of uptime.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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