Linked by Tony Bourke on Thu 29th Apr 2004 19:08 UTC
OpenBSD OpenBSD is a name synonymous with security, having earned the respect and adoration of security-concious sysadmins everywhere. OpenBSD is used in data centers all over the world, is the basis for several security products (from OpenBSD's site), and is even the basis for Microsoft's Services For Unix.
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@ cybrjackle
by dpi on Fri 30th Apr 2004 13:13 UTC

"It can hold 2 ide hd + 1 if you took the cdrom out. But, the ide bus on u5/10 really suck. I would definatly recommend dropping a scsi card in and jumping to scsi drives."

This is just for hobbyist purposes. A huge SCSI HDD is a bit too expensive for me, but perhaps using a IDE to SCSI converter might help. Anyway, do you have benchmarks? It doesn't need to be extremely fast. Just as long as it isn't sucky in the same way as the AlphaStation 1000A's IDE interface which is _undocumented_ (doesn't officially exist ;) and gets less than 1 MB/sec for READ operation! In my case, the OS isn't gonna do much by itself, and the bulk data mostly only needs to be read; not written.

Btw you can expect SPARC64 to be running fine server apps. At least it runs Base fine [includes Apache 1.3.x + Patches]. I say expect, because SPARC64 is OpenBSD's (at least Theo's) favorite platform.

For a serious firewall i'd suggest a low-power consumer + CF such as Soekris (12W) or ViaC3. You can even hack OpenBSD on these since the hardware is supported.