Re: Advice on Setup wanted

From: Marc van Selm <>
Date: Thu, 01 May 1997 13:01:32 +0100

At 06:16 PM 5/1/97 +1000, Terry Wood wrote:

>The machine i would be setting up would sit on the local LAN at work, and
>would be accessing the internet through a firewall out to the internet and
>not pointing to any parent proxy servers at all (Their provider does not
>offer one! Believe that!). This machine could service any number of users
>from 20 to 400 depending on management decisions on who can access the WWW.
>I am thinking of the following setup:
>Pentium 133/150/166/200
>32mb Ram

I would say 64M. I'm running squid (1.1.9) at a Sun Ultra1 and found that it
uses a lot of mem. (Solaris uses a lot of its own thats true) These days mem
is not to expensive anymore so I wouldn't be cheap here asuming you might
end up with 300-400 users. (Believe me when a few users have access all
users will want and get it whatever management says... I've seen it happen...)

>RedHat Linux v4.1 (kernal 2.0.29 or later) (Im happy with RH4.1 so ill use it)

Marc van Selm
NATO C3 Agency
Communication Systems Division, A-Branch
Received on Thu May 01 1997 - 02:00:05 MDT

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