Re: Advice on Setup wanted

From: Oskar Pearson <>
Date: Thu, 1 May 1997 17:17:09 +0200

Marc van Selm writes:
> 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...)

I would say use a P100, 32M of ram, squid NOVM, newish version of libc

Seriously. This machine can handle EVERYTHING 400 users can throw at it.

Received on Thu May 01 1997 - 08:31:37 MDT

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