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Subject: [aclug-L] several questions...
From: "spiff" <spiff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 16:48:06 -0500
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The background:

    Hopefully sometime in the near future, the company I am working for is
looking at setting up internet access as well as email for the employees.
The boss is not wanting to put much money into this project.  The boss is
terribly scared and not well versed on technology.  The end users are going
to end up being beginner to average computer users with most skills on the
microsoft side.

The questions:

#1  In setting up a server to allow access to the internet.  Will there be
major security issues putting the tasks of firewall, proxy (web cache), and
email server all on the same box?  or do I need to consider a separate box
for the email server?

#2  Being that the funds for this project are next to nothing, I have run
across two $399 systems from Insight.  Both have the celeron processors.
One is an "E machine" and the other is a HP Brio.  The Brio has a somewhat
slower processor but more RAM 64 Meg).  It's hard drive is 4 gig iirc.  The
"E machine" has 32 Meg of RAM and an 8 gig hard drive.  Are either of these
machines suitable for the task?

#3  Is anyone in the group "old hat" at setting something like this up?
That would be willing to give pointers or at least point me in the correct

Thanks in advance,
Seth aka spiff

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