View Full Version : No Clue : Hardware reqmts 4 Linux server box

07-28-2005, 06:21 AM
hi ,

I am planning to make a linux server which should be able to support a web application for my team, act as print server, mail server, file server,security set up.No idea though can install Linux very well.

The ENVironment details :

This system(2 b linux box):
p3, 850 mHz, Mercury Motherboard, 256 MB RAM, 1 ethernet card(1 more is there places in the slot but LAN is plugged to only one).

Network LAN
Networked with Novell Netware, I find here a permaweld tree.

Also have :
Broadband connection, 1 public IP.

Is 2 ethernet cards required for this linux box to server the network as well access internet.

Is it possible to make this system accessible for a system for my system in my room through the internet.(I too have a broadband connection in my hostel.

Would there be someone who would like to help me with this atleast setting up the box after I install LInux in my system.


Harish Balakrishnan Marar

07-28-2005, 11:55 AM
Yeah you should be ok-ish with that spec, as Linux doesn't require a huge amount of ram. If you start using a lot of server resources you might want to upgrade the ram and processor.