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SubjectRe: Crap: CONFIG_RANDOM and TCP FILTER
Anno Domini 24 May 96 at 6:28, duxmike@iafrica.com wrote:

> > idiotic, 16k is peanuts when the memory requirement for usefull box
> > begins at 16M. I just found this out the hard way, I had to borrow
>
> A 4M linux box functions very well as a small router or 4 port term server
> or X terminal. I have a 2M compaq laptop which is a very useful tool for
> all sorts of small tasks, ie traceroute,ping,ftp,telnet via ppp or ethernet.
> Makes a cheap sniffer with tcpdump.

For a limited function box comparable to multimeter or oscilloscope
or cisco-router or dumb terminal or sniffer, a tiny Linuxbox serves
very well indeed.

For desktop workstation you need more resourses. Some ballpark
figure for minimum acceptable workstation performance in _commercial_
environment is the capability to compile a full kernel in less than
60 min.
Cheers..

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