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 RE: Hardware sugestions for a FreeBSD box
Author: Philip 
Date:   26-07-00 17:48

If you are just joining the world, and you can find an old P133 or so for a $100, I'd get that... It probably wouldn't hurt to check the hardware lists to make sure it's compatible, but if it's a major brand (Dell say) it will most likely work. I've installed 3.4 and 4.0 on a bunch of old Dell Optiplexes from Boeing Surplus without any problems whatsoever... it's a cheap way to get into things and the machine will work fine unless you plan on running X on it (and then it might be fine).

I have a P133, 1GB ide, 64 ram (but used to be 32) at home that provides firewall, dhcp, dns, sendmail, pop, apache, ftp, ssh, vpn, natd, mysql, samba, netatalk, etc.. and it never even sweats..

-philip

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