> I think my file/print/mail server is a bit overkill:
Nice, esp when you compile world. Last year I upgraded our server
to a Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz, Intel DG965 board. 2GB RAM. Previous board
was an ASUS P3 1.1GHz, which now hosts my backup server. Both ran
FreeBSD file/print/email/web services perfectly. I upgraded to get
the onboard SATA sockets so I could increase our available disk space
(4x500GB in RAID5 for data).
However, a nice benefit is that the Core2 will compile world in 1/4
the time, and user don't notice the server is 'busy'.
SO, to the original question, yes that motherboard will work just
fine. What are you doing for system backups? A single drive is not
enough. I recommend a mirror pair at least, and suggest a second box
DA Fo rsyth Network Supervisor
Principal Technical Officer -- Institute for Water Research
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