[olug] Proxy server hardware requirements

Dave Thacker dthacker at bluestrain.net
Thu Apr 15 00:39:06 UTC 2010

On Sunday 11 April 2010 03:54:59 pm Jason Zeisler wrote:
> I want to set up a proxy server in my house to run DansGuardian. I have a
> couple of old systems in my house that are just sitting on the shelf and I
> want to put them to good use. My concern is that if I use a system that is
> too slow or doesn't have enough get up and go to be used as a proxy server
> that I may slow things down too much. One is pretty old. AMD-K2 500Mhz,
> 256MB Ram, 40GB hard drive. Another thing that I was thinking about trying
> was to used this as a firewall and anti-virus too. I saw an article on the
> net about that and wanted to give it a try. Also any recommendations for
> the best flavor of Linux to use for this.
> Thanks,
> Jason Z.

I'm running squid on a PII with 256mb of RAM.   No problems.   Haven't done 
DansGuardian though. 
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