Originally Posted by Subbeh
I've been thinking about getting a small home server and running debian on it. Does anyone know a good mini pc suitable for this? It shouldn't be too energy consuming, the only thing I want to use it for is a LAMP configuration and a simple file server. Maybe use it as a firewall later on so 2 network ports would be preferable.
about two years ago I bought a TARGA NT9231
with about the same intention. I relieved the small system of the preinstalled Windows XP and set it up on the basis of Gentoo with no GUI.
Now it acts as a file server (Samba), a web server for test purposes (Apache with PHP and mySQL), a full-fledged local mail server (dovecot) and a number of other tasks. Power consumption is about 25W. It was offered here in Germany for 222 Euro (about 300US$).
It doesn't have two network interfaces, though.
This particular box probably isn't available any longer, but in the meantime I've seen quite a few with similar size, power consumption and capability - and at a lower price.
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