From: John P. Looney (john at domain antefacto.com)
Date: Tue 14 Aug 2001 - 12:42:43 IST
On Mon, Aug 13, 2001 at 08:56:43PM +0100, John Gay mentioned:
> Yes, the server is quite small. But this is only for a proof-of-concept. I
> will set-up the system with the 200Mhz PentiumMMX server and 4 workstations
> in the Classroom for a week or two so they can see how it operates in
> practice. If they like the idea, I will take one of their existing PIII's,
> pack as much memory into it as I can and move the server to it. The 'old'
> server with then become another workstation. I'll also see if I can get a
> few more workstations to add to this if they are willing to spend the
> money. Also, by using Combo cards, I can use Coax to network this together,
> thereby saving the cost of a hub. Until their network grows.
Considering a 24 port 100Mbit switch is £170 these days, don't bother
with coax, unless you really are on a tight budget...
-- When I say 'free', I mean 'free': free from bond, of chain or command: to go where you will, even to Mordor, Saruman, if you desire. " -- Gandalf, paraphrasing the choice between Free and Non-free software
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