4.1. Hardware Requirements for a Category 1 Server

The following information outlines what we consider the minimum system that can give satisfactory performance as a basic file/print server and network gateway. Note that we do not believe such a system will provide satisfactory performance for features such as webmail, remote access via PPTP. Addon programs such as Virus and Spam Scanners are cpu intensive will not perform well on this platform.

Table 4.1. Definition of a Category 1 Server
# of Users Up to 10
Usage Light (minimal use of remote access, file sharing and other disk-intensive activity. No use of webmail, virus scanning or VPNs.)

Table 4.2. Hardware Requirements for a Category 1 Server
Architecture PCI-based Pentium-class processor
Processor speed 90 MHz (or better)
Minimum RAM 32 MB (64 MB highly recommended)
Hard drive IDE or SCSI - at least 1 GB
SCSI adapter SCSI adapter must appear on the supported list (only necessary for SCSI systems)
Ethernet adapters The ethernet adapters installed on your server must appear on the supported list.
Modem (for dialup only) Only modems that are Linux-compatible may be used. WinModems are not supported.
Floppy drive any
Monitor any
Graphics card any
Mouse none required
Sound card none required