if this is off-topic I certainly apologize however I believe that running an
NNTP server is usually part of a 'network operations' sphere of
influence. I have a few basic questions. Does anyone know off hand how much
disk is needed for a fairly respectable NNTP server for a full feed? Also is
IDE still too slow/unreliable for this type of operation? I know back when we
got our current server IDE was very slow it has sped up a bit since then. The
reason I am asking is because it has come time for the old NNTP server to be
buried somewhere in the mountains and for me to procure a new one.
Currently we are running a P3 600 /w about 200 GB of storage on Solaris and
Typhoon, the reason we are replacing this server is for the poor performance
and its abhorrent retention.
advice would be pivotal to my purchasing decisions.