[GRLUG] friends, geeks, linuxheads, lend me your advice!

Mike Williams knightperson at zuzax.com
Mon Oct 7 12:07:57 EDT 2013

Unfortunately, I would be getting both a new router and a new server 
since neither one of them is really performing well. The router is doing 
well for its age, but it can't handle the IPv6 tunnel reliably. The 
server is just unacceptably slow.

Those Soekris things look like a decent idea, but what would I gain 
above the WRT? Their processor speed is pretty slow even if it's 
slightly better than what I currently have, but I want to have more room 
to grow than that. Particularly for the server, I need to do better. The 
Stora has a 900Mhz or so chip, and performance is still abysmal, so the 
server needs to be a "real computer" of some kind. Since any real 
computer is going to have plenty of resources to run the router also, 
I'd like to do things that way even if it's a pain to initially set up.

On 10/06/2013 05:51 PM, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> On Sun, 2013-10-06 at 17:03 -0400, Mike Williams wrote:
>> Some research suggested that one of the bigger gotchas to worry about
>> with putting both the router and the storage on the same box is botching
>> the firewall config and leaving the entire filestore open to the
>> Internet.
> Or botching and then it just not working [more likely].
> Let the router be the router and the server be the server.  The WRT when
> left to just packet switching is probably more than capable; if not just
> get a better router.
> Combining the router and the server just makes management a head-ache
> with lots of little catch-22 order-of-operation problems.

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