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Mark Lanctot
2005-12-06, 07:47
With all the talk of NASes and Linux servers for
SlimServer, I checked into something I've played
with in the past, ClarkConnect:
http://www.clarkconnect.com/developer/overview/

It's a Linux distro designed to turn a PC into a
server/firewall. In the past I used ClarkConnect
as a firewall. It's turned into a server now.

Anyway SlimServer not only runs on it, it's
INCLUDED with it:
http://www.clarkconnect.com/developer/roadmap/detail.php?id=103

You could either install a Linux CD ripper and a
CD-ROM into the CC box and rip CDs directly, or
rip them on a Windows PC and put them in the CC
box, and you'd be all set.

I have an AMD K6-2/400 with motherboard and 192 MB
memory lying around gathering dust. I could make
a CC box with more memory and (say) a 200 GB drive
and it would probably be faster and cheaper than a
NAS device. Plus it could function as a firewall
for my network.

Hmm...may not be that cheap! I should get the
maximum amount of memory the motherboard will
support, 3 X 256 MB. PC100/133 is quite
expensive, 3 X 256 MB Crucial would be $178.17 US.

I'd need a 200-250 GB HDD for ~$130 CDN and an
Antec case/PS for ~$75 CDN. I have spare parts
for everything else.

What do you think?
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Tim Vruwink
2005-12-07, 21:58
Mark Lanctot wrote:

>With all the talk of NASes and Linux servers for
>SlimServer, I checked into something I've played
>with in the past, ClarkConnect:
>http://www.clarkconnect.com/developer/overview/
>
>It's a Linux distro designed to turn a PC into a
>server/firewall. In the past I used ClarkConnect
>as a firewall. It's turned into a server now.
>
>Anyway SlimServer not only runs on it, it's
>INCLUDED with it:
>http://www.clarkconnect.com/developer/roadmap/detail.php?id=103
>
>
>
Mark -

I am running the latest version of ClarkConnect home and have been very
pleased with it. Currently, I am simply running my CC box (it's a very
old P-133 with 128 MB ram) as a firewall/gateway. If I ever upgrade the
box to include a more "server" role - SlimServer integration will be
something I explore.

I've been very pleased with my CC box, in the two years I've been using
it, it has performed flawlessly.

Let me know how you like running Slimserver on your CC box. I'd be
interested to hear your story as would others.

Tim

superpin
2005-12-08, 01:56
I am running a ClarkConnect 3.1 server/firewall with SlimServer. Works great, I have been using CC for a couple of years and find it perfect for me. Currently running on a Compaq SFF 1GHz P3 with 384 megs of ram. I have about 200 gigs of flac files and some odd MP3s etc. The CC also runs some mail accounts and a small website using Gallery. No problems whatsoever!

Mark Lanctot
2005-12-08, 07:27
The last time I used ClarkConnect it was the 2.2
Firewall/VPN version. I had no need for any
server capabilities, I wanted a firewall.

Worked fine on my cable ISP connection. When I
switched to DSL it became an unmanageable
nightmare for some reason. It was only
half-working, required daily reboots, etc.

I dropped it.

But now that I'm in Slim-land, I may be interested
again.

I'd certainly like to go this route rather than
NAS. It'll still be cheaper as Infrant NAS boxes
are ~$1000 CDN around here, and even my old AMD
K6-2/400 will be faster.

I guess my question is, how much memory is
required to have SlimServer really perform well on
CC? I have 192 MB memory for it. The board will
support up to 768 MB, but that's using 3 X $100
PC133 256 MB sticks!

superpin wrote:
> I am running a ClarkConnect 3.1 server/firewall with
SlimServer. Works
> great, I have been using CC for a couple of years
and find it perfect
> for me. Currently running on a Compaq SFF 1GHz P3
with 384 megs of ram.
> I have about 200 gigs of flac files and some odd
MP3s etc. The CC also
> runs some mail accounts and a small website using
Gallery. No problems
> whatsoever!
>
>

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Mark Lanctot
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fathom39
2005-12-08, 23:56
<but that's using 3 X $100 PC133 256 MB sticks!>

eBay?