Re: Recommendation for Fedora server?

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On Sat, 2007-09-29 at 22:42 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I'm planning on getting a home server,
> serving httpd, ssh, mysql, dovecot, etc,
> and running Fedora 7.
> I'd like something using as little energy as possible,
> given that I need 200-300GB in disk-space.
> But I don't need a monitor (or graphics card).
> Is anyone running such a system?
> If so, I'd be interested to hear the hardware details.

My home "server" is a Dell OptiPlex GX280 I got from a used computer
place here in Austin.  I want to say I paid $599 for the machine.

It came with a Pentium 4 3.0 GHz processor, two gigs of memory and an
80GB SATA drive.  I bought two 500GB SATA drives to put in it - I think
they were $129 each.  The Intel video is built onto the motherboard so I
didn't have to pay anything extra for it, ditto the gigabit ethernet
NIC.  Enough performance to handle about 20 pretty low volume web sites
and the mail for each of those domains.  Believe it or not, mail is a
heck of a lot more load than the web traffic.

I like the OptiPlex machines because they are designed to be business
class network workstations.  NIC and video are provided and Just
Work(TM) with Fedora or RHEL.


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