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Re: [SLE] 486 fast enough?
  • From: Hans du Plooy <hansdp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 23:31:02 +0200
  • Message-id: <200405042331.02556.hansdp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 04 May 2004 20:14, S.R.Glasoe wrote:
> Does it have a "Turbo" switch and is it "on"?
Have a jumper on the board for that - the box that it's in is a bit newer.

> I'd say you need more RAM if it'll take it.
I tried sticking two more 8mb simms (72 pin) in it, but it came up with kernel
panick. I have a feeling it takes non-edo ram or something like that. I'm
not too sure, my memory of all those different types of ram are a bit hazy...

> In theory that machine should work for a firewall. I'd
> suggest one of the extremely light weight Linux distributions or the
> firewall-on-a-floppy distributions that still support 486s.
I'll definitely look into this. Just got a bunch on a recent magazine cover.

On Tuesday 04 May 2004 20:25, Mads Martin Joergensen wrote:
> NetBSD is definately the way to go here.

Would FreeBSD work as well, or is NetBSD actually faster/lighter? I thought
of a minimal gentoo too - I have enough extra machines that can do distcc to
make that not quite as painful and slow as it might otherwise be.

Kind regards
Hans du Plooy
Newington Consulting Services
hansdp at newingtoncs dot co dot za

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