RedHat/Fedora Question

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by aspartz, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. aspartz

    aspartz

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    I have and old Celeron Box running RH9 providing services for my inhouse network, including iptables, dhcpd, sendmail, nfsd and samba.

    My question is -- Will I see any REAL performance/stability improvements upgrading to FC3? I assume that kernel 2.6 is faster than 2.4, but is changing a stable system worth the effort?

    (only 32 days uptime currently, I added hardware)

    ARS
     
  2. HerrGlock

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    You will get security updates and related stuff if you update to FC3. They stopped supporting RH9 last year.

    There are some minor issues that are updated but for the services you are running, not much.

    If it is firewalled and not wireless, the gain would be the ability to get new software. If you are not interested in that (server, etc) then no, stay where you are.

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  3. aspartz

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    RH9 is still somewhat supported through fedora legacy.

    This is operating as my firewall (iptables).

    My main question was regarding the benefit of the new kernel. I suppose I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and install a clean FC3 (just in time for FC4 of course). That way I can also remove crap that has gotten thrown on there by me...

    ARS