VAX 4000 acting as Webserver ?

From: Fred N. van Kempen <>
Date: Tue Feb 10 14:12:55 2004

On Tue, 10 Feb 2004, Pierre Gebhardt wrote:

> Hi all !
> Just a question which I'm quite curious about:
> Is it possible to use my VAX 4000/200 as a web-server ?
No problem, I know several people in Holland who do exactly
the same with their VAX 4000-300's- web, smtp and so on.

> This, of course, would mean the VAX running 24h a day.
It *does* use a bit of power..

> SCSI-disks would certainly be a better choice than my
> SDI-disks in order to avoid a crash...
Well, or use DSSI disks.. these things simply dont wanna
die. I have a few of those running 24/7, and dammit, they
dont give up :)

> Is my VAX with its 5 VUP and 32MB RAM fast enough to run
> a webserver ?
32MB is a bit close, but, yes, it will run VMS 7.1 with the
usual web stuff. Try getting some extra RAM for it, that
will certainly speed it up *a lot* !

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