[lug] Firewall != Linux, Was -> Broadband

Jeffrey B. Siegal jbs at quiotix.com
Tue Aug 1 18:57:35 MDT 2000

Chris M wrote:
> Add up the costs.  First, ask yourself, how much is a decent Linux machine
> going to cost for the hardware

Systems redeployed for use as network servers are frequently surplus
machines which are not worth enough to be worth selling, but too old for
use as a (Windows) desktop.

> how long will it take me to set up at what
> hourly $$, etc.

It takes me about an hour or so to install Red Hat and disable all the
unnecessary services (really everything except ssh).   I bill about
$200/hour, so that's not too bad.

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