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Old 03-08-2005, 09:26 PM   #1
AudioMechanic
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Good distro for network/file/print/ftp/web server...


Hello all!

I have a older computer (500MHz P3, 128MB RAM, 60GB HD) that I am currently using for a network server. My distro of coice on this machine right now is Smoothwall 2.0. Everything is great but I want a little more out of this machine. I would like it to also be a file, print and FTP server and maybe eventually, and web server as well which I am not aware of Smoothwall being able to do.

I need another distro that is stripped down enough to be able to run on this machine, do all the functions, and do it at top speed (of the machine of course). I was thinking Fedora 3 with only select packages.

What do you guys think?

Also, as far as Linux skill goes at this point for me, I kinda know my way around the file system, but am not comfortable enough to work without a GUI yet.

Thanks for any input! All opinions welcome!

-Shane
 
Old 03-08-2005, 09:35 PM   #2
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500MHz P3, 128MB RAM, 60GB HD
I know first hand that will work except the memory part is pretty lame. If you crank up the memory to 256 or 500, then you can use it to serve all kinds of stuff.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 10:06 AM   #3
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I was thinking the same thing about the memory. I don't have the money right now for more RAM but this computer won't be a heavy duty server anyway. Just for a small home network. I do have plans to crank the RAM up, I just can't do it right now.

Thanks for the reply! I guess what I'll do is set it up to be a network/file/print server for now, then activate ftp/web servers after I get more RAM.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 10:12 AM   #4
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I don't have the money right now for more RAM
I can feel your pain!
Looks like you have a good start for now though.
 
  


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