one last thing i'm worried about.
at 2500KB/s (every second, every day)...think i should maybe opt for some more ram?
stick in another 128megs and make the total 384 instead of 128?
or is the 256 sufficient?
or is 128 good enough?
keep in mind this server will not be doing anything else except FTP.
May I ask what kind of line you have thats gonna be able to sustain 2.5 MB/Sec 24/7?
I mean 2.5, thats over 20 Mbit/sec, and thats not taking into account having to share the line with others.
Anyway, you have plenty of suggestions for hardware, so Ill just throw in a vote for either Linux, Solaris x86, or some BSD flavour.
Also, try Proftpd for the ftp server itself, IMO its way better than wu-ftp.
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must i even answer the question? before i even get the server together i will check to see what the ramifications would be.
i am just checking everything first to make sure i have everything straightened out, should i decide to go ahead with it.
i am not planning on having the server running at 2.5MB/s 24/7. i only said so as to gain some perspective on the hardware i would need (and more so because more people would reply that way )