hardware recommendation to run MIT KDC

Henry B. Hotz hotz at jpl.nasa.gov
Tue Aug 28 19:35:02 EDT 2007

While you appear to have a large-ish site, I think the general  
statement that any current-vintage hardware can handle any likely  
load still holds.  I'd worry mainly about things like reliable power  
and network connections.  Any "server-class" machine worthy of the  
label is likely to be "good enough".

You do have multiple servers, right?  That, and matching client  
configuration, really takes the edge off of reliability issues.  Even  
clunky cheap PC's are good enough if you have 2-3 of them.

On Aug 28, 2007, at 9:09 AM, krbdev-request at mit.edu wrote:

> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 10:33:40 -0400
> From: Shivakeshav Santi <ss488 at cornell.edu>
> Subject: hardware recommendation to run MIT KDC
> To: krbdev at mit.edu
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> HI,
>      We have  an MIT KDC with roughly 350K records on an AIX machine 
> (450
> MHz power3-II processors). We are thinking of moving the KDC off  
> AIX. Our
> options are Solaris or Linux. Do you have any suggestions as to  
> which one
> would be more stable and on what kind of hardware ?
> I have read that KDC as such can run on a machine with basic  
> configuration.
> Our current AIX machines are quite stable , but we have to move off  
> of AIX
> soon.
> So I am looking for a hardware & OS combination that would be  
> stable and be
> able to handle 350K (and growing ) records. Right now we have about a
> million requests to KDC daily.
> Thank you for you time.

The opinions expressed in this message are mine,
not those of Caltech, JPL, NASA, or the US Government.
Henry.B.Hotz at jpl.nasa.gov, or hbhotz at oxy.edu

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