[rescue] Perverse Question
Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366
patrick at zill.net
Fri Jun 6 22:55:16 CDT 2003
On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 11:01:28PM -0500, Mike Hebel wrote:
> On Friday, June 6, 2003, at 07:08 PM, Al Potter wrote:
> > OK, apologies in advance.....
> > I remember someone posting this link:
> > http://www.mini-itx.com/projects/sparc/
> > I have SEVERAL IPX/IPC systems that are currently in use as doorstops,
> > bookshelf props, monitor stands, etc. I have replaced them with
> > cheapass
> > LXen and Classics, as they have more bawls and builtin 10BaseT.
> > No, these IPX/IPCs are not rescuable.
> *cough* BULLSHIT! *cough* I use these boxen extensively for simple web
> servers and mail/DNS/firewall boxes. They just run, and run, and run.
The problem is, that even then, they are slow when not doing something
that can be handled by a C program. For instance, they can handle
email and POP3 accounts just fine - until you decide to implement
POP-before-SMTP, which uses a Perl program and will bog down your
system; or SpamAssassin, which will use about 12MB of RAM running in
> You are an evil, evil, evil person. If you want an empty case to put
No, he isn't. A PC running a BSD or Linux can be handy. I find the
IPX formfactor wonderful and wish Sun would make something like it
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