[CentOS] How fast?
heinlein at madboa.com
Mon Oct 5 23:34:38 UTC 2009
On Mon, 5 Oct 2009, nate wrote:
> ML wrote:
>> HI All,
>> How fast does a a small DNS Server need to be? I will have about 10
>> servers and a few workstations. I have a few older Compaq PIII
>> boxes with 1gb RAM each or I have faster P4 boxes.
> Your watch is probably sufficient.
Or your phone...
It wasn't THAT long ago that "monster" servers ran 85MHz SPARC 4d's.
(We had a cool 12-proc unit that auto-failed one cpu so I could say
with a straight face that I administered the only 11-processor web
server I knew...)
Seriously, you'd have to look long and hard to find a computer that
didn't have the horsepower to host DNS, DHCP, NTP and static HTTP
The bigger issue is ensuring that an older computer has enough disk
space to house a modern distro and enough RAM to run modern kernels --
and even then you can tighten things up if you're willing to work with
a speciality distro.
Paul Heinlein <> heinlein at madboa.com <> http://www.madboa.com/
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