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Ok guys.
I'm going to a linux solution in my home as a switch and file storage server.
Specs are:
P4 3.00Ghz
2x 512mb DDR400
Nvidia MX440
80gb WD black IDE for OS
2x 1TB WD GREEN storage
.

Now my intentions are putting 4x 1gbit NIC's into it and using this computer basically as a switch and firewall, also as a storage server.

I would like to run Arch, be able to remote access from my other computers and host my website.

Is there any problems with my idea that may not work?
i under stand that the PCI limit on this will span the 133Mb/s over the whole switch idea, which honestly doesn't worry me.
However, will the latency be affected?

will arch be fine for this solution?

any other suggestions?
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Ok guys.
I'm going to a linux solution in my home as a switch and file storage server.
Specs are:
P4 3.00Ghz
2x 512mb DDR400
Nvidia MX440
80gb WD black IDE for OS
2x 1TB WD GREEN storage
.

Now my intentions are putting 4x 1gbit NIC's into it and using this computer basically as a switch and firewall, also as a storage server.

I would like to run Arch, be able to remote access from my other computers and host my website.

Is there any problems with my idea that may not work?
i under stand that the PCI limit on this will span the 133Mb/s over the whole switch idea, which honestly doesn't worry me.
However, will the latency be affected?

will arch be fine for this solution?

any other suggestions?
Rolling release distros aren't ideal for something like a server where stability is important, but there's no reason arch wouldn't work.

The only thing I'd tell you to do is make sure the NIC's you're getting will work well with linux before making the purchase.

However, Linux can handle everything you're planning to throw at it. Remote admin via SSH, Apache / PHP / MySQL for the web page, and I'm sure there are linux firewall tools too.
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For some reason I just don't like arch for servers. I've had one for 2 years or so and ended up replacing with debian (and debian on desktop with arch).

I can't really explain it properly =\\
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