Looking for field experience with platform choice

David Paul Zimmerman dpz at berkeley.edu
Thu Dec 23 23:50:53 UTC 2004

Thanks for the thoughts; I had no intention of smoking anything from 
Redmond :-)

I'm going for a 1GB unit, whichever one I end up with.  I presume 
that'll be fine, if not terribly extravagant these days.  On the 
storage side, since I'm inheriting an existing installation, that 
should be pretty easy to determine.


On Dec 23, 2004, at 2:57 PM, john heasley wrote:

> Thu, Dec 23, 2004 at 02:48:59PM -0800, David Paul Zimmerman:
>> Hi, all.  New rancid maintainer here.  I've been told to go spec a
>> platform to migrate our rancid installation to, and the choices I've
>> come to are the Sun Fire V210 w/Solaris 9 and the Dell 2650 w/FreeBSD
>> 5.3.  Is there any common wisdom on which of the two would be a 
>> happier
>> home for rancid and its various dependencies?
>> 			dp
> no M$.  otherwise, smoke whatever you want.  free memory is useful for 
> those
> fat perl/expect processes.
> my cvs repository is ~300m at the moment; thats roughly 700 devices 
> over ~3
> years w/ sporadic polling (avg 1/week).

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