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Comment: Re:x64 only (Score 1) 115

by klui (#48573985) Attached to: FreeNAS 9.3 Released

It's a Core 2 Quad Q8200. It's perfectly fine for running my small group of VMs that provide FreeNAS, tftp server, PXE, NFS, Windows file sharing, network/server/environment monitoring, and IP management. It does all this with 8 GB main memory with 2.4 GB free.

Comment: Re:Why (Score 1) 115

by klui (#48573813) Attached to: FreeNAS 9.3 Released

FreeNAS's base is NanoBSD. http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_... describes the project. The primary benefit of using NanoBSD is that everything is RO at runtime which means you can pull power from the system at anytime.

Another vendor who uses FreeBSD is Juniper. I've read about file system corruption--not often, but it can happen--from admins when they don't perform a proper shutdown.

Comment: x64 only (Score 2) 115

by klui (#48571271) Attached to: FreeNAS 9.3 Released

My CPU doesn't support x64 guests so I'll remain on 9.2.x, which still works pretty well. The only downside is the minidlna plug-in is a bit old and needs to scan the entire collection when adding new files. Newer versions will either have inotify/kqueue working, if not already.

Comment: Re:DOCSYS? (Score 1) 291

by klui (#48210733) Attached to: Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

You can get more throughput out of fiber over copper with WDM where different wavelengths of light can go through a single piece of fiber without interference. Sure, a WDM upgrade would be expensive but not as expensive as laying more copper. The upgrades would be done at strategic places where they would be easy as opposed to cable where the infrastructure is inherently shared in the last mile. Fiber brings the congestion points to locations that are easily upgraded if more speed is required.

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