[Soekris] Memory upgrade
farid.hajji at ob.kamp.net
Thu Dec 13 18:02:28 UTC 2007
On Thu, 13 Dec 2007 16:18:31 +0100
Pontus Pihlgren <pontus at update.uu.se> wrote:
> Hi All.
> This is my first post to the list. I hope I'm not asking something
> already answered.
> I'm planning on buying a net5501 as Christmas gift for myself. I just
> can't decide whether I should go for the net5501-60 or the
> net5501-70. I think the processor is good enough in both versions for
> my purposes. But I'm not sure 256 MB of memory will be enough. I'm
> planning to run it as an access point and as a file server. Probably
> also bit torrent, maybe a small web server and as tftp server for net
> booting other machines.
> What is your experience, is 256 enough. Is it difficult to upgrade
> later? I'm not very handy with the soldering iron and I guess finding
> the memory chips might not be trivial.
I'm using FreeBSD (6.3-PRE) on a net4801 (128 MB) running as
a ppp router with pf. Servers are lighttpd for many domains,
(Apache is too memory hungry), postfix, cyrus-imap, dhcpd, nfsd,
named, ntpd. There's still enough memory for a couple more (I've
used ctorrent on it too without problems, though I prefer to run
mldonkey on an internal machine and just relay torrent traffic
from and to it with pf).
So if 128 MB are good enough for this, 256 MB would be more than
comfortable... unless you plan to run memory hungry stuff.
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