Subject: Re: Best Web Server Hardware?
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: D. Jay Newman <>
List: port-i386
Date: 09/16/1996 08:54:08
>>I now want to create the best web server I can using NetBSD. Does anybody
>>have ideas on what components (motherboards, SCSI boards, ethernet boards)
>>would make the *best* web server (this machine will be used to serve mostly
>>computed pages and for database searches)?
>There are lots of ways to define "best".  Do you mean best for a
>certain budget?  Or gimme all I can get and I'll write a blank check?

OK, let me specify this a bit better:

I would like to be able put together a server running NetBSD 1386 for
around $5,000-$7,000. This doesn't need to be able to have fancy graphics,
but it have good i/o throughput, and good computational abilities (heavy
CGI & database useage).

I would also like the machine to be able to bootstrap itself from the
standard boot disks.

Shows what happens when I make the mistake of writing the initial message
while tired.
D. Jay Newman                   ! For the pleasure and the profit it derives          ! I arrange things, like furniture, and  ! daffodils, and ...lives.  -- Hello Dolly