Vicente Werner wrote:
> Hi All,
> If you don't expect much load, you can use even an old 486 as a mail server,
> even with some antispam capabilities (if you can live with a delay of some
> seconds). To note that all the mail of the Computer Science School of the
> UPC in barcelona used to live in a 486dx66 with 128mb ram between 1994-1999,
> when it was swaped for a PII-350.
Indeed! - used a P3 450MHz for many years and the only slowness I noticed was
with webmail. Perhaps it was cruel to expect the machine to run Apache,
squirrelmail (PHP), run several live (though low traffic) websites, ssh, dns,
DHCP, NAT for my entire network with firewalling and several other
miscellaneous things as well.
Linux is a reasonably efficient kernel, and if you're not running a graphical
front end you can get a huge amount of mileage out of old hardware.
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