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#1 schlumpfpirat

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:23 PM

Hello,
since quite a while I'm thinking about getting a server. A server to do backups, host private game servers, but even more important - work as an internet tied ftp & apache server.
For the setup I had 3 HDDs (1 system, 2 RAID 1), i5 4570, 8GB DDR3 RAM in mind. I'm not sure about the MoBo yet, but that it will be a micro-ITX MoBo.

How ever I'm not quite sure which OS I should chose for such a project. I don't feel comfortable running XAMPP on Windows/Linux to achieve the apache server. The server won't be very popular, but it's only a matter of time, until someone will try to penetrationtest it.

But of course I'm also here to hear back from you & what you think about the hardware. Is it too much overkill or would you recommend an Intel Atom? Is it even able to handle a server?



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:36 PM

 

Run Linux with Apache, it is far more stable than on Windows, I have had experience in this area. Why are you insisting to have a micro itx motherboard? Penetration test has nothing to do with the hardware, in most cases, rather exploits within the OS system, and whatever is installed. Linux provides a good firewall, but you may need to learn how to use the IPTables. 

 

Over-kill or not, you could turn it into a regular daily PC anyway. :)


Edited by hamluis, 16 July 2014 - 11:57 AM.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:12 AM

I talked about penetration testing in the OS paragraph of my article. I insist on getting a micro ITX, because I'm building a wallmount server, but much smaller like this one of course.


Edited by hamluis, 16 July 2014 - 11:57 AM.





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