[Asterisk-Users] Computing horsepower needed
asterisk at egraphdesign.com
Thu Dec 11 05:52:59 MST 2003
I new to * but getting a grip on it (I hope)
On computer hardware that's a far different story I have been in the
computer business since 1984 I have built, sold and serviced a lot of PC's
in that time and think I am qualified to give hardware advice.
I have built three * boxes
RH-9 minimum install plus what is required
AMD K6 2 550
RH-9 minimum install plus what is required
Trustix minimum install plus what is required
They all work well in my home office box 3 is about 35 miles away in another
office so I can call there for free (could not get mgcp gateways to work
thru double Nat)
I am sure as the load increases you would have to up the hardware like any
other server but from what I can see so far in a test environment if it will
install in will work
About two years ago I built a web server trustix, apache P 233 256 MB 20GB
it handled over 1,000,000 hits a day for over a week and is still running
General hardware advice
Stay away from AMD (I know this will piss off a few people)
The AMD processors are ok but who makes a good mother board?
Every new system I sell I warranty for one year onsite so it has to work
well or I loose money
I have found the following to be most reliable
Intel mother boards
IBM now Hitachi
If you want to save a few bucks go and get yourself an AMD it may work fine
but you may have weird problems I just can't afford to shot the dice on
systems I sell and support
I prefer Trustix because it cuts the fluff plus it has swup which keeps your
system updated I am not sure at this point how it works with * hardware I
will let you know by the first part of next week
I don't install X on anything if you can't use the command line learn or
stay with Windows
I don't use monitors keyboards or mice either servers don't need these
secure CRT http://www.vandyke.com/products/securecrt/
win scp http://winscp.sourceforge.net/eng/
Egraph Design Inc.
Arkansas Online Internet Services
IAXTEL (700) 857-3287
jims at egraphdesign.com
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[mailto:asterisk-users-admin at lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Dustin Knuttgen
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 8:32 PM
To: asterisk-users at lists.digium.com
Subject: RE: [Asterisk-Users] Computing horsepower needed
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rich Adamson [mailto:radamson at routers.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 8:45 PM
> To: asterisk-users at lists.digium.com
> Subject: Re: [Asterisk-Users] Computing horsepower needed
> > > In a test system I can take out half the RAM, slow the CPU clock
> > > or run the CPU without the cooling fan and just measure what
> > > happens. Yes, stupid do do those things in a system people are
> > > depending on.
> > Agreed 100%. If you want to conduct experiments you do so by
> > them, not asking what the minimums are.
> > I dunno, I am kind of in the same boat as Steven on this... if
> > experiment then experiment. Don't decide to get into * and the
> > out of your mouth is what's the bare minimum processor+ram you can
> > make it work... buy something moderately new (P3, 128M, IDE disk)
> > ain't gonna break the bank, it's gonna be easier to find and likely
> > more reliable than that P90 you have in the back room that's been
> > dust for the past 5 years.
> But... if you place yourself in the position of the newbie, where else
> could you ask given the "documentation" that truly doesn't exist
> Mark made the comment about a month ago that "asterisk is this best
> secret" in the world. The flip side of that is jumping on every newbie
> that comes along and pissing them off enough to leave the list (and
> app). For those that have been around here for more then 30 days, you
> already know that's the nature of this list. If you don't like the
> questions, delete it and stop cluttering the list.
I really have to agree with Rich. I am a newbie. I have been reading the
lists and watching the IRC and doing what I can to learn.
The general feel that I get is a feeling of intolerance for people trying to
learn and understand. Is it intentional? Do the people in the know not want
anyone else to be part of a great app? Just wondering.
Please try to have some consideration for everyone and follow Rich's
suggestion, " If you don't like the questions, delete it and stop cluttering
I will continue to and use and learn because I think it is a great app.
Just my observations.
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