On Tuesday 29 January 2008 15:41:35 Darryl Hoar wrote:

> I have just installed 6.3-Release on brand new hardware.
> In the past, I have not done much to a machine after
> initial installation.  What should be done to a machine
> after successful installation of 6.3-release ?  Do I need
> to compile a custom kernel ?  Do I need to apply any
> patches ?

>>The next thing would be to decide what ya gonna do with it. Then all of
>>above may or may not be necessary.
>>- Traffic shaping with pf/altq needs custom kernel -> altq(4)

Its going to be an internal webserver running apache, mysql,php, and
knowledgebase software.

>>If you play games or use other apps that make processes grow beyond 512MB,
>>also need to set kern.defdsiz and kern.maxdsiz in /boot/loader.conf to a
>>desirable value (if you can spare the physical ram).

I have 2GB RAM in this box, so I'm OK on physical ram.  But there will be no
game playing on this server.

>>There's also freebsd-update, which will apply binary patches, following
>>security advisories.

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