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Re: OpenBSD usefulness as laptop workstation
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: OpenBSD usefulness as laptop workstation
- From: Jd <jd_(_at_)_jackdan_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 16:46:12 -0400
Richard Welty wrote:
On Thu, 24 Apr 2003 10:23:43 -0600 "dreamwvr_(_at_)_dreamwvr_(_dot_)_com" <dreamwvr_(_at_)_dreamwvr_(_dot_)_com> wrote:Eumh, all this talk about using a laptop as a firewall made me get my
old laptop out of the closet. My question is, is 16mb of ram enough for
a firewall? Of course i woudln't run X on the machine...it would only
serve as a firewall.
The only down side is the
number of keyboards one goes thru as a natural course. Some say
well just use a full size keyboard. Well that sort of defeats the
purpose. (This is what the workstations as for. Since its becomes
much less mobile. For me anyhow.)
i think that the keyboard advice is good, for specific cases that turn out
to be fairly common.
my toshiba (a 2805-S302) is my full time system. when it is on my desk, i
use a separate keyboard and monitor, and when i travel, i used the built in
hardware. 2 years, and the only thing that's crapped out is the cd rom
i do use an external trackball at all times, on the road or in the office.
i suspect a lot of folks are in this situation.
Richard Welty rwelty_(_at_)_averillpark_(_dot_)_net
Averill Park Networking 518-573-7592
Unix, Linux, IP Network Engineering, Security
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