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Old 08-08-2005, 11:54 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10.0/10.1 as a full featured server in a productive environment

I've read many contradictory statements about it and i'll be thankful if someone shares impressions of how this distro performs under a heavy load. Is it stable enough to compare with Slackware or Debian as a server platform?
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just to get the ball rolling

this will show you how to set up a server using
or if you want there are other pages for Debian, Suse ...

All three distros will use pretty much the same tools to do the same job, so I can't see that there will be much advantage of one over another
And once its setup its stability will depend more on your security and the hardware you choose rather than which distro you choose.

if in doubt just give it a try
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We recently replaced a couple of Debian servers to Mandrake 10.0 a few weeks ago. Standard stuff...web/imap/mysql stuff. Any distro makes for a good server if configured correctly. Reason for Mandrake, I like it. That's what I use at home.
As far as holding up, the Mandrake servers run just fine and they are under constant load.
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I know this is not exactly what you were asking but I've had a Mandrake (9.2, 10.0, 10.1, 2005LE) 'server' running at home for nearly 2 years now. It does NATing, firewall, squid proxy, DNS server/cache, http, imap, ntp, dhcp etc. For my little home network (only 4 computers in total). I also use it as a second desktop through VNC so its always running KDE with a whole lot of desktop apps too. Despite all this its extremely stable, the only time I've ever had to take it down if for power blackouts or hardware things - never a software crash of any kind.


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