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    Mandrake Linux Limits...


    I am planning on running Mandrake Linux on a computer that I am going to put together.
    System Specs:

    1.1 ghz Duron
    512+256 megs ram
    GeForce 3 TI 200
    12 Gig HD

    I want to run Mandrake as a firewall/router/server.
    Will running all of this software take too many resources to run Mandrake as a Home/Office/Linux Gaming computer too?

    Thank You So Much,
    Nick Ueda

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    You should be in skipdandy shape, except, what do you mean by server? a file server, or web/ftp. Also the server processes are really dpendnet on traffic, if its a proxy for 10,00 computers, no but if its a home router and youll have 2 laptops connecting through it, no big.
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    Mandrake Linux Limits...

    >I want to run Mandrake as a firewall/router/server.
    Will running all of this software take too many resources to run Mandrake as a Home/Office/Linux Gaming computer too?

    It is not a recommended idea to use this system as a Home/Office/Linux Gaming system aswell as a firewall/router/server; it would be a security threat.
    A neat idea would be to use the box you suggested as a Home/Office/Linux Gaming system and get hold of an older box to perform the firewall/router/server jobs.
    There are dedicated distros to perform these jobs, (Such as Astaro Security Linux) but they take over the whole system so it cannot be used in any other form; which would be such a waste for the system you designed.

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    You should be in skipdandy shape, except, what do you mean by server?
    a file server, or web/ftp.

    By server I meant a web server with only a few people (i.e. family and friends) connecting to it.

    It is not a recommended idea to use this system as a Home/Office/Linux Gaming system aswell as a firewall/router/server; it would be a security threat.
    Out of curiousity How could this be a security threat?

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    more programs== more holes
    more processes==more memory overruns
    more memory overuns==more externial and possibly malicous executable code
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    Not to mention stability/uptime. You don't want to have to worry about your network going down if you have to work on your box or boot a new kernel or something. It also becomes easy to break things accidently.
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