From: Nils Olofsson (nils at domain eircom.net)
Date: Tue 14 Aug 2001 - 23:31:10 IST
[ILUG] Smoothwall + squid + samba
"JustinMacCarthy" <macarthy at domain iol.ie>
Tue, 14 Aug 2001 11:17:15 +0100
<ilug at domain linux.ie>
>I was thinking of building a Smoothwall + squid + samba , I want some
>network storage accessable from Win2000 / WinNT / Linux boxes with will
>serve as the internet connection of my network
>Here are my questions:
>1. Will putting squid + samba on the box defeat the purpose of smoothwall in
>the first instance ??
>2. Will a p166 96mb of ram be powerful enough
>3. Is the cache tha comes with smoothwall squid (or as good as ) ?
>4. Other things to look out for?
1. Smoothwall is a custom build kernel and i it does no come with samba and it would be classed as a security risk to but it on.Also it does not come with the tools to compile software(the download is only 22mb ver 0.8.9).
2 .I Set up Smoothwall on a 486 with 12mb ram and it ran ok,because the access was only isdn and there was only 12 computer accessing the computer at any one time. I supect that if the user grow to 20 -50 users,I would need to upgrade the machine to a pentium.
3. Smoothwall will act as a gateway and proxy server and i never had any problems with it. That is what it was designed for.
4. configuring external isdn TA's is a bitch.. excuse the language but i think
that it is sorted out in ver 0.9.9 .
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