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 What FreeBSD does for me
Author: Deon 
Date:   11-04-02 20:29

What can I say, I am admin of a couple Solaris and Linux boxlets, and a whole buncha M$ things. We are a leading edge company so I get to play with cool new toys. I have been using BSD from about 2.2.5, before that was with SCO5. I would just like to list what I have running on my BSD box, its a 700intel with 256 megs ram and 3 20gig drives.

4.5 stable
Apache 1.3.24
PHP 4.12
Mysql 3.23
Heimdal
OpenSSL/OpenSSH
OpenLDAP
Netsaint/TCPdump
Snort
PortSentry
Sendmail 8.12/SASL/IMAP
.. this just being off the top of my head.
Its a production box, win2k pro desktops authenticating off the KDC, hosts multiple sites, streams MP3's, has a major backend database, and she just hums away merrily.

Get that on M$... and keep it running... I think not! Anyone else got some lists theyd like to share?

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 Re: What FreeBSD does for me
Author: Erin 
Date:   12-04-02 21:06

My email gateway... for work.

At work they (not we) use exchange, but the email gateway (since you don't want to put an NT box right on the internet) is FreeBSD 2.2.8. The machine;

PPro 200
256MB RAM
850MB HDD
2x fpx NICs

FreeBSD 2.2.8
Sendmail
procmail

This machine relays about 40000 emails a day bewteen the internet and exchange and has done so for years. Its current uptime is over 700 days.


-Erin

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 Re: What FreeBSD does for me
Author: sab 
Date:   06-12-02 14:00

My gateway:
Pentium II 400 MHz
128 MB ram
60 GB Harddrive

Where to start... It's running:
- samba
- proftpd
- apache + php
- sendmail
- imapd
- fetchmail
And I'm probably forgetting a thing or two..

And to top that; 98% of the cpu goes to seti@home.

As Deon said; try that on a M$ machine, no way it'll run fluently, or even have idle time at all (even if you cut of the seti ;-)).

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 Re: What FreeBSD does for me
Author: sab 
Date:   06-12-02 14:43

oooh remembered!

DNS, dhcpd, NAT (how could i forget) and squid

my point is... could all of this ever run so fluently on a non unix-based os? ;-)

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 Re: What FreeBSD does for me
Author: Dirard Mikdad 
Date:   29-12-02 20:58

My box is four years old and still going strong.
It runs FreeBSD 4.7-stable with:

O djbDNS
O qmail + qmailadmin + qmailanalog
O apache+mod_ssl+mod_perl+mod_php
O MySQL
O samba (PDC)
O NFS
O LPRng
O apsfilter
O sshd
O ntp
O courier-imap (ssl)
O vpopmail
O openldap
O sqwebmail
O squirrelmail
O webmin
O webalizer
O htdig
O ucspi-tcp
O daemon-tools
O Ezmlm & Ezmlm-idx (Mailing List)
O teTeX (to make beautiful documents!)
O maple 8 (Linux emulation)
O mathematica 4.2 (Linux emulation)
O openbox with antialiased fonts
O mutt/emacs/slrn/mozilla/w3m/xfig/xv/abiword

Greetings,

Dirard

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 Re: What FreeBSD does for me
Author: Alfonso Romero 
Date:   01-06-03 05:46

I noticed you have sendmail, and you mentioned multiple domains. Isnīt it easier to host multiple domains' email with postfix?

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 Re: What FreeBSD does for me
Author: Radoslaw Swadzba 
Date:   23-12-03 18:33

Huh, I have lately bought new computer for my gateway, but before it was running FreeBSD 4.8-Rp13 on compaqs pentium 100MHz, 32MB ram, 1GB scsi hard drive and two NICs.
What I have had on it:
apache
openssl/ssh - a couple of accounts for my friends.
ftpd
dhcpd
identd
qmail+spop3d
named
samba

and it was running great!

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 Re: What FreeBSD does for me
Author: Morten Nissen 
Date:   12-09-04 21:16

Just to add a new story to this old thread.

For two weeks ago i have just put at FreeBSD box in front of my companys mailserver, with greate luck.

The hardware was a old(nowadays) Netfinity 7000 IBM server with 4 200 mhz ppro.

BTW this box cleans all emails for win32 vira(using ClamAV) and spam(using spamassasian). And it does it fast, so fast that some of my coworkers does not belive that it is working, they simply thought that it was impossible to handle the amount of email without latency.

Thanks for all the fish,
Morten



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