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McNeesePimp 12-22-2004 10:46 AM

My Christmas Project
Im going to my 'rents house Thurs. for Christmas stuff and my mom told me last night that they just got DSL. I brought them one comp. last time i went down (AMD 2200+ 256RAM). And i'm bringin' another w/ me this time. Also, they have an old Sony Vaio w/ a 233Mhz Processer and 32Mb Ram. Im gonna try to network everything togeter. I was just wondering 1) What distro could i run on the old Sony 2) Will SendMail work intranetwork 3) Are there any type of Internet filters for Linux ( my cousin will be using on comp. and we'd like to be able to filter porn and stuff) Thanks for the help.

jtshaw 12-22-2004 10:54 AM

I'd use slackware on that box (I use slackware on an old Sony VAIO w/ 200Mhz. processor and 64MB of ram as my parents firewall)

Don't bother installing any of the X packages, they aren't really necessary. You can use any MTA package as none of them are all that processor/ram intensive unless you are handling a boat load of e-mail. I personally use qmail but use whatever your comfortable with. As far as net filtering, I setup an iptables firewall and a transparent SQUID proxy. This provides the ability to block certain ports if you wish, and provides caching and logging of websites visited.

McNeesePimp 12-22-2004 11:22 AM

thanks. I'm sure i'll have more ?s after i start setting everything up but that'll get me started.

enragedchip 01-10-2005 04:58 PM for filtering

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