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Re: Laptops as servers?
From: Jerry Scharf <scharf () vix com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 22:07:44 -0700


One thing I know to watch for is periodic battery replacement. It turns out 
that running a laptop with a battery in it with AC on all the time will slowly 
erode the life of the battery. I have no way to know how long you can do this 
before the batteries won't do what you were expected. Maybe a battery 
replacement every couple years is all it takes.

The other is that the I/O on laptops sucks compared to PCI. For things that 
aren't major traffic handlers (like your DNS and DHCP examples) this is not a 
hit. Do any of the O/Ss out there get full rate out of a 100bT PC card?

jerry





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