Reflector Setup Questions

traino (traino@realm.net)
Fri, 30 Jun 1995 11:34:19 -0700 (PDT)


I am setting up a reflector site in the next month or so, but before I go
out and buy the equipment I was hoping to benefit from the wisdom of this
list:

What type of hardware should I purchase? I want to choose a PC over Mac.

Computer:

Pentium 100 Mhz
8 megs of RAM?? or 16 megs and up needed?
What else am I missing - special adaptors, accelerators, cards??

Camera:
Type of camera - any retail video camera? How do I hook up a camera to
my computer?

Internet Connection:
I want to use ISDN and have my site go up as needed. Will ISDN running
PPP work?

Software:
I heard that I can run Linux on my PC - will this be an effective OS to
run a reflector? Also, can I have two Operating Systems running on one
computer? Linux and Windows - without effecting performance?

Security:

How do I keep hackers from breaking into my system without having to
purchase a firewall router?

Lastly, is it semi-easy to set up a reflector site??

Thanks in advance for your help :) - Stephen