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    What to do with an CachePilot?

    Had Espresso in school, but they now don't subscribe to it as they found they didn't use it enough to warrant the cost so I now have an Equinet Cachepilot box lying around. Anyone think of any uses for it? Not filtering etc as that is already taken care of. Can it be used for network storage? and what is the hard disk inside it?

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    it's just a PC, use it for whatever you want....


    WSUS, VMWARE, FILESERVER, WEBSERVER, PRINTSERVER, Etc. Etc. Etc

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    We've got one provided for us. It is just a nice size for a doorstop.

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    I'm running SmoothWall on an old one at home Nice little box actually. You may need to reset the BIOS to allow it to boot from a USB CDRom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    I'm running SmoothWall on an old one at home Nice little box actually. You may need to reset the BIOS to allow it to boot from a USB CDRom.
    I far prefer my UTM-1000 for the job Tom much nicer

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    I far prefer my UTM-1000 for the job Tom much nicer
    Yeah... do you reckon George would give me a UTM for my home firewall? The last host was a 50p P3-500 with 128Mb RAM... so I did move up in the world! First item on the spec sheet is "must not be audible from the kitchen"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    First item on the spec sheet is "must not be audible from the kitchen"
    Yet you used the CrashPilot anyway?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Yet you used the CrashPilot anyway?!?
    Its only a little one... is ok really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Yeah... do you reckon George would give me a UTM for my home firewall? The last host was a 50p P3-500 with 128Mb RAM... so I did move up in the world! First item on the spec sheet is "must not be audible from the kitchen"
    Well that rules the UTM-1000 out then i'm afraid as its a noisy box tbh, I can hear it above all the other servers in my server room!

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    Cachepliots

    To the original question
    The CachePilot you have sounds to me to be the older style that contains 512MB RAM, Tyan Motherboard and a 120GB HDD and a Celeron 2.3Ghz processor, 100Mb LAN onboard

    I agree with the other users its a door stop. It's running UNIX and that's all its good for.

    File share don't do it, too much work for that little box.

    Also if the HDD is a Maxtor Diamond Max 9 then it may be one of the drives Maxtor released with faulty controller boards so caution, they stop with no warning, the only way to get data from them is to replace the controller board.

    Things it can be used for
    UNIX UNIX UNIX UNIX UNIX
    As a UNIX based web server with up to 40 clients, any more it will struggle.
    A UNIX proxy server again up to 40 clients using at any one time.
    UNIX based Print Server
    UNIX based Firewall
    UNIX based Email Server
    Also it would most likely handle various Linux builds and all the various apps that come with them.
    Things it CAN NOT be used for, not with any speed anyway
    Windows OS
    Windows ME/XP/2000/Vista

    If you are going to use it for critical data then I also recommend you pull the lid and vacuum it out, take the system fan out located under the HDD and vacuum that out, pull the Heat sink and fan, remove the fan and wash the copper heat sink with warm soapy water, dry completely and reassemble. Take a clean 1" paint brush and brush all around the bottom of the HDD with the vacuum next to it, do the same for the motherboard.

    Alternatively Espresso are more than happy to recycle it for 50 through the WEEE scheme.

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