Fedora server

Timothy Murphy gayleard at eircom.net
Mon Oct 8 18:40:44 UTC 2007


On Mon 08 Oct 2007, Kam Leo wrote:

> > I asked some days ago about a small home server,
> > and now I have more or less decided on the specification:
> >
> > 1. A Mini-ITX machine, almost certainly VIA EPIA
> > 2. Fanless
> > 3. Using an 8GB or 16GB flash card (not a flash IDE disk)
> > rather than a hard disk
> > 4. I don't need any graphics, so poor graphics is fine
> > 5. Running Fedora.
> >
> > Has anyone experience of a machine along these lines?
> > Or any advice on where to get one?
>
> What functions will the server perform?  Use a hard drive. If you need
> access to swap your flash drive will not last very long.

A. I would expect it to serve: httpd, sshd, sendmail, mysql, dovecot.

B. I'd heard that flash drives get tired,
but the number of writes seems to have increased to millions?

Does the same problem affect IDE flash drives,
or have they got round it somehow?




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