From: Barry Redmond (barry.redmond at domain dit.ie)
Date: Fri 22 Oct 1999 - 12:18:36 IST
On 22 Oct 99, at 11:04, Dave Wilson wrote:
> I want to set up an obsolete 486 (12Mb RAM, a few hundred meg hard
> disk) as a dialup server/ipmasq/proxy/mail server (in order of
I've just done this. I installed onto an old 486 20MHz laptop with
20MB ram and 120MB hd. I used Slackware 4, carefully selecting
only what I needed. This included Perl but omitted all dev. stuff.
I use diald, chat & pppd for the dial-up. Setting up masquerading
was so easy I don't really know what it's doing! I haven't configured
the machine as a proxy or mail server, as it's just a dialup gateway
for three Win95 machines on a home network. Performance is
good, as you'd expect. There's no noticeable difference in the data
transfer speeds from a Win95 machine using its own 56k modem
or using the gateway and its 56k modem.
If want any details just ask.
Dublin Institute of Technology
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