Configuration for a news server
Chris.Picton at USKO.com
Fri Jun 9 08:08:49 UTC 2000
I have just been given the task of rebuilding my company's news server.
Knowing nothing about news, I thought that I should get some advice from
'people in the know' so to speak.
I would like to keep binaries for a week, text for longer (what is a
What I would like to know:
1) Disk space requirements.
What would be nice is something like:
for binaries you need x Gb per day you want to keep them
for text, you need y Gb per day they are being kept
2) Other hardware
what types of disk (80Mb/sec scsi/number of controller
3) Speed of link to the server.
What sustained transfer rate will I need to the news server
from my upstream?
I will be using FreeBSD or Linux on x86 hardware. Are there
any other suggestions. Which out of BSD or linux would you use.
If I need 100Gb disk space now, how much will I need in a
year's time. How fast does usenet grow?
Anything else you think is worthwhile knowing
Thanks in advance
Usko Communications Systems Developer
Chris.Picton at usko.com
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