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Mon May 31 23:07:11 EDT 2004
On Sat, 29 May 2004 17:35:04 -0400
Harold Bush <theotherbush at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I need some help making a decision. I'm moving my hosting clients from
> a rented server in Atlanta to a location near my office where a
> friend and I are sharing a T1 (Wodstock NY). I have a few questions. I
> will be providing web host/mail service for about 30 clients and am
> wondering whether to use FreeBSD 4.10 or 5.2.1. The goal is to provide
> a stable hosting situation that will not require a lot of work once
> installed. I intend to use Apache and Postfix and some web mail front
> end not yet determined (suggestions?).
Both will work, and with the connection being a T1 your choke point will
be network not cpu. And both are solid. 4.10 is branded stable and
5.2.1 is not, if that matters to you. But on the other hand 5.2.1 can
use the hyper-threaded p4 cpus better then 4.10.
> On page 70 of Greg Lehey's book "The Complete FreeBSD" he states:
> ... I now recommend:
> Make a single root file system
> Do not have a seaparate /usr file system
> Do not have a separate /var file system unless you have a good idea
> how big it should be. A good example may be a web server, where
> (contrary to FreeBSD's recommendations) it is a good idea to put the
> web pages on the var file system
are you running, or planning to run, any raid software/hardware?
> This is a little confusing to me (I haven't done any Unix work since
> 95). Can someone recommend a file structure that will support web
> hosting and mail serving that is a known good configuration (in
sizes depend on how much disk is available
should work, /var/mail/ and /var/web are optional
Also are you looking to use a jail for security?
Or any spam/virus filtering?
Good luck with this.
> Harold Bush
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