Subject: netbsd on alpha
To: None <>
From: Emre <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/27/2000 17:15:22
Hello people,

I'm planning on purchasing a Alpha system from Compaq in the near future.  It 
will be doing very heavy www, mail, ftp, dns, firewalling and also some ipsec 
stuff.  And of course I want to run NetBSD on it.  Which would be the best 
model to purchase?  I was thinking something in the 600Mhz range, at least 
256MB RAM, at least 20GB SCSI, and fast ethernet.  Can anyone recomment 

Also, has anyone run NetBSD on high-end alpha systems, as www servers, mail 
servers etc?  If so, what were your experiences?  Is it worth running 
-current on alpha, or should I stick to -release, or Tru64?  I guess what I'm 
basicly asking is, what version of NetBSD runs the most stable and on which 
model.  I'm loking for a rock-solid system, with very few crashes (Tru64 runs 
very stable, but I hate using it, besides NetBSD seems superior what 
networking and security is concerned).

Any help/advice/flames/rtfms are welcome.


Emre Yildirim 
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