Slightly OT: Sources for slightly older PeeCee server classhardware
Richard A. Cini
rcini at optonline.net
Sun Feb 12 14:16:16 CST 2006
I would agree with the gotchas in corporate-level hardware, but I have not
ever had a problem obtaining various spares from eBay merchants or direct
from HPQ. Sleds and drives are plentiful on eBay. I wouldn't try running
Linux on one of these unless it's been certified for it. I run Windows NT
Server 4.0 patched as far as it goes and it works for my modest needs.
From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org]
On Behalf Of Doc Shipley
Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2006 2:39 PM
To: General at mdrconsult.com
Subject: Re: Slightly OT: Sources for slightly older PeeCee server
Michael B. Brutman wrote:
> The only thing that scare me about 'real' servers designed for corporate
> use is the non-standard parts, like drive sleds, RAM, etc.
> Back in the day (here I go .. rant mode) you could buy reasonable
> quality hardware without going to a full blown server. Usually that
> meant going SCSI instead of IDE, or buying Matrox instead of Diamond.
> Those days are over.
I finally quit that rat run and my firewall is now a Soekris net4801.
It runs Linux, and it's only more expensive than the Old PC route if
air conditioning, power to run the firewall, and my time are free.
I love Soekris' hardware. The quality of design and execution is
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