The purpose of this box is to provide all vital services for my domain. It should be as silent as possible, so I can put it into my room and still keep it running 24/7.
So far there is no need for me to employ such a box, but I'll plan it anyway to be prepared.
Not much computing power is needed (see software), so a 486 or low-end Pentium should be sufficient.
Case, power supply
The hardware components should be chosen to reduce heat emission and thus cooling requirements. Then it might be possible to use a fan-less power supply.
A low speed harddisk should be sufficient. This might be the only slightly noisy component.
A free Unix clone is the obvious choice.
Domain name service
SMTP service for incoming mail
Login and/or remote control and configuration
POP or a similar service for incoming mail
Maybe FTP service
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Jörg Czeranski (Impressum)