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05 April 2005 @ 12:38 pm
Hardware geeking ahead  
So, I want to co-locate my server officially. I can park a 1U locally with 1Mbit up and down, unlimited usage of that megabit, UPS, free reboots, 24/7 access, for $55 a month.

I want to up the reliability further by getting an ITX motherboard & 1U case designed for it, and do a mirrored drive. I've been impressed with my ITX suitcase's low power consumption and low heat (and low noise, but that isn't such a big deal for a co-lo).

I can buy a Travla C146 1U case locally. Stats:

Does this seem reasonable? Any geeks want to give me input before I start buying parts? Thanks.
Blessed Holocaust of Tolerance7leaguebootdisk on April 5th, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)
Or two micro atx systems in that form factor.....

One thing about the VIA systems, if you can make ssh use the hardware crypto (given how the OpenBSD people like them, I expect you can), you can do ssh with no cpu load.
Hein: flex brain!fub on April 6th, 2005 01:52 am (UTC)
That would, indeed, be a cool added bonus of the mini-ITX system. Judging from this page, you can use the Padlock suite under Linux with openSSL and openSSH. Apparently this speeds things up considerably. If you're doing lots of secure file transfers, that's definately a plus.