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Old 07-13-2005, 11:14 AM   #1
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Minimum hardware req. for SUSE 9.1 server?

Hi all,

Pretty new to this forum... been looking around a bit and looks like a really useful place... keep up the good work guys!

Just a quick question really... bit of a noob so hope this is the right place.

Anyway, i'm planning on building a server, serving about clients... just for home use really. Nothing major, just to serve as a router (IP MASQ) and basic file sharing and domain control (Samba)... using SUSE 9.1.

I've had a similar setup on a Pentium IV 1.7ghz 512RAM before but have had to get rid of this machine.

My question is really, whats sort of spec can effectively run this kind of setup. Don't want to spend a lot of money so i'm thinking along the lines of whats the minimum spec to handle this kind of setup.

If any of you guru's a out there could shed any light on the matter it'd be much appreciated.

Cheers guys!

Old 07-13-2005, 12:18 PM   #2
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If you don't plan to use GUI, any pentium would do it.

My router at home is a Pentium 120mhz, it is doing the job well and the load is usually very low. samba will be a bit more ressourceful if you plan to use it as a domain controller but you should be fine with a ~500mhz atmo.
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It really depends on what will be running on the system. If a desktop environment (Gnome, KDE) is running it makes a big difference in performance. For a command-line only server or one that won't be running a DE constantly you can get away with a lot less on the hardware side. I have a 9.1-based server at work on a K-6 450, with 256MB of ram, serving as a command-line only running proxy server for 146 clients. It handles it ok, not stellar, but ok.


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