[rescue] [OT?] Linux on a SS2

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Sat Feb 14 22:14:52 CST 2004

On Sat, 14 Feb 2004, Eric Webb wrote:

> If I wanted to make an OpenBSD box double as a general-purpose web server on
> the 'net, would it do it well?  What I'm asking is how well does Open do for
> non-firewall tasks compared to NetBSD or even Linux?

It's Unix.  It does about as well as any other Unix.  The Apache that
comes with OpenBSD, by default, is very strict about what it'll do.  The
man page describes an override switch that makes it behave like vanilla

> Finally, can anyone comment on firewalling performance for a SS5/170 running
> OpenBSD?  In this situation, I would have the following setup:

I use a SPARCclassic w/ 24MB memory in the same scenario.  I don't notice
any problems.

> Anyone with experience using this kind of setup with Squid?  (maybe a stupid
> idea considering that I have decent bandwidth.)

Yep.  I run that with adzap.  On the same 24MB box. :)

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