Modest home Linux server hardware selection
January 3, 2009 5:01 AM Subscribe
Looking for hardware recommendations for a very modest home Linux server.
posted by scruss to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I used to run a Via SP13000 Mini-ITX box as a home server, but the motherboard recently died. While I could replace the mobo with something compatible like the Intel D945GCLF
, mini-ITX cases get pretty warm, which might have been a cause of the last board's demise.
My needs are simple:
- run Firefly (or some other DAAP server) to feed the Soundbridges;
- generate my daily podcast, which realistically means a linux box with Perl, sqlite and the like;
- have something to ssh into when
boredom strikes the need arises. Perhaps unwise having an open machine sitting directly on the internet, but only the ssh port will be open.
I might want to double this machine up as a NAS box, as my trusty NSLU2 is deathly slow - but it's not really too smart to have personal files unfirewalled, is it?