FreeBSD Version recommend for OLD machine

Mark Shroyer subscriber+freebsd at
Fri Mar 12 05:20:11 UTC 2010

On 3/11/2010 11:29 PM, Jorge Biquez wrote:
> I have an old machine that has been running 4.11-Stable for some years.
> This week something weird happened when I tried to update to latest
> version on 4.x. Anyway, I thought that was a good idea to update to 5.x
> and after doing all the process finally I can not have it running
> corrcetly. Not a big problem since a secondary  DNS an an email server
> for one domain. I am still trying to recover it downloading and
> installing the sae version it has but in case I can not fix I would like
> to install a mor erecent version.
> The machine has a Motherboard that supports 2 double pentium III
> processors with 1GB of ram and a hard disk with 40GB.
> It won't do anything else but a dns slave for maybe 100 domains, mail
> and squirrel for 10 domain, not more than 100 users with very low
> volume. That's all.
> Can you give me your opinions on what would you?

If you're going to reinstall anyway, you might as well run the latest
and greatest version.  FreeBSD 8.0 will do just fine on this hardware.

Mark Shroyer

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