[Mailman-Users] Re: Newbie requesting basic how-to

Brad Knowles 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/dnscomparison/> and 
<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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