distro optimized for file server

Matthew Walker rorith at kydance.net
Thu Nov 8 12:37:25 MST 2007


On Thu, November 8, 2007 12:32 pm, Andres Gonzalez wrote:
> Folks,
>
> I have heard that there is a distro available that is optimized just
> for a file server. Which distro is it?
>
> I want to put together a box that will just sit on the network and
> present some Samba shares. I want to run it without a keyboard or
> monitor and be as maintenance free as possible. I recently built a
> Fedora Core 7 box but that seems like it is a little overkill for what
> I want.
>

Well... I've donned my fireproof suit. So here goes...

Gentoo.

Yeah, it can take a lot of maintenance, but for something simple like a samba server,
you could set it up, and forget it.

-- 
Matthew Walker
Kydance Hosting & Consulting
LAMP Specialist



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