[oclug] Debian 2.1 and apache
b_mckee at myrealbox.com
Wed Oct 16 03:23:54 EDT 2002
Good Morning All
I decided I want to start running my own webserver. Strictly personal goof
around learning stuff. I'm hoping for 10 hits a month. My budget for this
project is less than $50 :-)
I managed to assemble a 486dx66 w/ 20meg of ram and a 2 gig drive.
I have seen quite a few comments that Debian was a good choice for older
equiptment and I had a CD from the back of a book I'd bought. The install
went pretty well (after I figured out what the heck dselect was telling me).
I tried doing a few simple things and was impressed with how 'snappy' it
seemed. Then I realized - it's running a 2.0 kernel!
So, (finally,) here is my question. The only thing I'm going to use this
box for is Apache with ssh for remote administration. Maybe someday it will
be a mail server too, but not anytime soon. While I expect I will have to
update both apache and ssh for security reasons, and install a firewall - is
there any good reason to update the rest of the system?
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