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Old 08-21-2003, 05:41 AM   #1
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windows & Linux the perfect formula


Linux--firewall/router
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Nforce2 mobo
dual athlon mp 2400+
128 ati display adapter
2 X seagate 73g 15000 rpm HDDs
1gig pc 3200
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Windows xp
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Nforce2 mobo
Athlon xp 2800
128 display adapter
2x Maxtor 120gig 7200 rpm HDDs
1gig pc3200
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Windows xp
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Nforce2 mobo
Athlon xp 2800
128 display adapter
2x Maxtor 120gig 7200 rpm HDDs
1gig pc3200

This is my home network,
The linux server has been up and running for quite some time, maybe four or five months since Dual athlon mp board implemented.


The point of this diagram is to show you that you can have the best of both worlds, without compromising security. Also I would like to add, stop nocking windows. If it were not for bad windows and ms programs LINUX would not have the growing ms desserters it has today. { GO MS }. I think its great what ms does. Since windows 3.1 Bill has been asking the public windows users what they want. I think he has provided exactly what they asked for. Do you really want people to learn for them selves. As it has been for thousands of years world wide, citizens of this place and that place have been paying people to think for them. As humans we rely on this trait. As buisnessmen we bank on it.

Remember these two things my fellow linux users--

1. Infront of every windows box there is a linux box protecting the day.

2. It would only be a matter of time had all the windows users crossed over to linux, that linux conglomerates would start building ms type OSs, that provide more funcutionality and less security. Dont think they would'nt. Its buisness and very big buisness at that.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 05:59 AM   #2
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Well, I don't agree with very much in your post.
I don't agree that XP belongs on the desktop and Linux belongs as a router/server.
I don't like using XP (only on other people's PCs, so far).
I don't knock Windows, I just don't want to use it.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 07:50 AM   #3
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well my home network looks like this
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  +-D
  +-E
  +-F
Machine A is a 300Mhz Celeron, 64Mb RAM, 3GB HD running LFS 3.3 i thnk, acting as a firewall/masquerading router, and mailserver

Machine B is exactly the same spec as machine A(with extra 20GB Hd), it runs a samba server and vnc server(using it to try and get parents to move to linux as i am not prepared to install XP on machine D due to licence)

Machines A and B now have a ups backup, which gives the enough time to perform a proper shutdown

Machine C is my desktop machine, it has 2x40GB 7200rpm disks on raid 1 encrypted and mounted to /home, 1x120GB 5400rpm, 1GB of PC2700 DDR RAM, some sort of GeForce 2, Athlon 1.4GHz i think, dvd r/rw, with the 3 hard disks and the processor watercooled. runs various LFS's

Machine D is another athlon 1.5Ghz, 512MB RAM cant remember exact specs 40Gb HD i think. running win2k for my parents.

Machine E and F are laptops(100Mhz 486 and P166 i think) both have network cards and both are used as vnc viewers for machines B, C, and D so we can pick up any of our desktops from anywhere in the house(network ports in most rooms), next month i will try upgrading one of the network cards to wireless.

this looked to me like a brag about your home network thread, so i thought i would. as for knocking windows, i dont, i even defend it in places, i have found all the nt based versions to be very good but i wont agree to their licences, also i dont like machines broadcasting if i dont know what its about, too see what i mean, get your linux router to log all packets sent to the network broadcast address from your xp boxes. you might be surprised.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 10:37 AM   #4
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Looking at your other threads, it seems that you have only just started using Red Hat, and you are only using it as a server. Perhaps in time, you may find it to be better than XP.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 11:09 AM   #5
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"WOW" you kids are so very good

Its totally awsome dudes how you pegged me for the real me, But I didnt know that you kids were the only people reading these forums.

I would like to take some time to say that out of all the people whom read this thread, you guys where the only ones to respond. Thank you! Knowing that there are kids out there whom can deligate such athouritative opinions about matters that is probably way under there capabilities. Man who would have thought that you guys could have nailed me on the redhat thingy. Wow and whom would have ever thought you guys could have posted as good a reply as you had. I'm just not sure how to react though. So I guess I will just leave this forum with these parting words.

1. Dont be so opinionated, you cant free you mind when your bogged down with bitterness.

2. Dont let the numbers fool ya, I have probably read most of the posts' you kids have wrote in here.

3. Things may appear to be not as they are.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 01:53 PM   #6
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Dont let the numbers fool ya, I have probably read most of the posts' you kids have wrote in here.
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Why are you calling everone a kid. There is a wide range of ages on this forum, and speaking for myself, this does not say much for yourself.
Now I don't know if you are bragging about your firewall/router, but don't you think that is alittle overkill. I guess if you have the money to spend, then more power to you.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 02:25 PM   #7
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I'd be inclined to agree with the above post, that's a lot of machine you have just for a router/firewall.

I use a p166 with 64Megs of ram for routing/firewalling purposes, although maybe on my vacation I'll switch in a 233 because I want to run a few more things.

Man, you're machine would rock as a Mandrake desktop (mmmm NWN, Q3, and all the eyecandy I can handle)
 
Old 08-23-2003, 12:58 PM   #8
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thats a lot of machine for a router, you dont even need close to that. You might be best buying a third low spec machine and turning that one into a workstation.

My home network currently consists of a win xp machine and another running Slackware. tommorrow im getting a hub, so my network will consist of:

P2 450Mhz, 128 RAM, 10GB HD running Slackware
Compaq Laptop, 2400Mhz, 256RAM, 30GB HD duel booted with XP and Mandrake (although i only use Mandrake)
Sparc 5 110Mhz, 128 RAM, 2x 9GB HD, running Solaris 9
Athlon 1800Mhz, 256RAM, 40GB HD running Win XP (for my family to use)

Right now i dont touch XP, i only use Slackware, unless im moving around where i use Mandrake. Im only just about to setup my sparc to (hopefully) run an Oracle Database, and just for experimentation purposes.

Both OS's have their place i guess, but id only use windows for games. These days i dont play games anymore, so i only use it when i must run software that only works on Windows. Thats why the laptop is duel booted, no other reason.

i dont really know why your referring to everyone as kids either. There are some people who might have the more immature views, but having ran Linux now for a year or so i find it really difficult to use Windows. Mostly because its such a technically poor operating system. people use it because they dont realise there is another option.
 
  


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