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Nigel Whitfield.

Re: Is it just me or does this seem like a lot of effort and risk?

I wouldn't necessarily recommend buying a new server; this article was prompted by the new Revo, certainly - largely because it happened to turn up just when the old system wents tits up.

So I agree, an old machine will probably work pretty well, and that's one reason why I thought it was worth using the cheap Revo here, to show what you can do without a massively specced machine.

If you stick with the generic OpenBSD kernel, too, you can probably get away with building this on an old machine, and then if you want to replace it, popping the drive into a new system and not having to do much more than tweak the settings for the network interface, which may have a different name depending on chipsets.

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