FreeBSD I LOVE YOU
ian at codepad.net
Thu Jan 20 07:12:11 PST 2005
On Wednesday 19 January 2005 23:11, Tim wrote:
> faisal gillani wrote:
> >hmmm exactly right .. u know i have a 750MHz Athalon
> >with 256MB ram .. & still my processor is 80% idle
> >most of the time ..
> >i also have some windows server on my network but
> >thats a compulsory rather then choice .
> >--- Anthony Atkielski <atkielski.anthony at wanadoo.fr>
> >>Jorn Argelo writes:
> >>JA> Either way, I never want another server OS
> >>again. This is great.
> >>If I had to install a dozen more servers today, they
> >>would all get
> >>FreeBSD. It makes extremely good use of whatever
> >>hardware you care to
> >>give it. Indeed, FreeBSD can turn even junky old
> >>PCs into productive
> >>systems, since it is fast enough to do useful work
> >>even with creaky old
> >>hardware. Of course, this is presumably true with
> >>most versions of UNIX
> >>(those without a GUI to support, at least), but
> >>since my experience is
> >>with FreeBSD and it has been uniformly positive,
> >>I'll just continue with
> >>that. The thought of going back to a Windows server
> >>now makes my teeth
> >>chatter with terror--how awkward Windows servers
> >>seem now! (Then again,
> >>they seemed awkward even back when I used them
> >>regularly--have you ever
> >>tried to maintain a distant Windows server over a
> >>dial-up line with
> >>freebsd-questions at freebsd.org mailing list
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> >>"freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at freebsd.org"
> >*º¤., ¸¸,.¤º*¨¨¨*¤ Allah-hu-Akber*º¤., ¸¸,.¤º*¨¨*¤
> Since we're posting specs and such, my P3 800MHz. w/ 256 RAM does all I
> ask of it, with plenty of room to spare.
> FreeBSD Extacy.homeip.net 5.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE #2: Sun Dec 19
> 04:59:10 EST 2004 Niy at Extacy.homeip.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/EXTACY
> last pid: 77942; load averages: 0.05, 0.09, 0.08 up 2+17:49:55
> 107 processes: 2 running, 104 sleeping, 1 zombie
> CPU states: 4.7% user, 0.0% nice, 4.3% system, 1.2% interrupt, 89.9%
> Mem: 89M Active, 49M Inact, 62M Wired, 9092K Cache, 34M Buf, 33M Free
> Swap: 650M Total, 69M Used, 581M Free, 10% Inuse
> Now, on this server I run:
> PF & Nat, serving my entire internal LAN. It is my gateway from the DSL
> to my LAN.
> Nfs client and server. It's my file and back up server.
> Apache2 W/ PHP and SSl, it's my web server for various projects, and
> acts as a back up web server for a friends project.
> MySql (For some database driven web projects, and for virtual domain
> DNS - Zone authoritave and caching.
> DHCP - For the times when I need to add another machine to lan quickly.
> SMTP, IMAP, POP (and their Secure equivalents) - Handles e-mail for a
> few domains, probably ~5000 mails a day, with all the lists and groups
> some of these people are on. (Myself included).
> Spam filtering.
> VNC over SSh.
> X.org & enlightenment (So I can use synergy, since the server and my
> workstation are right next to each other.)
> A few eggdrop bots.
> Top and PFTop are constantly running, so I can be constantly in awe of
> just how well this thing runs.
> A few other random and various daemons for monitoring and the like.
> All on a generic + PF kernel. I never did any real kernel tuning. That's
> next week's project.
> - Niy.
My Athlon 3200 is always running seventeen or bust (www.seventeenorbust.com)
so the load average is usually 1. Its at a low priority tho so there's not
really a performance drop
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