[plug] Pi talk

Benjamin zorlin at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 13:55:05 AWST 2020

Odroid stuff is certainly worth looking at. My "Elastic NAS" project is
built on 4x ODROID HC2 units running Ubuntu and MooseFS...
- b

On Mon, 10 Aug 2020, 13:53 William Kenworthy, <billk at iinet.net.au> wrote:

> Or pay a small amount more and use an odroid N2 (6 arm cores, 4 G ram) and
> run the services via LXC.  I have a dav server, an asterisk PABX, internet
> facing web server, slave dns, email and a radicale calendar server plus a
> buildhost all in lxc on a single N2.  Everything including asterisk runs
> well on a gentoo-sources kernel and a re-purposed Gentoo aarch64 raspberry
> pi user-land from my old pi 3B.  An Odroid c4 will also work - note both of
> these have USB3 if you want to run extra usb network adaptors.  The n2 is
> running a bridge for LXC to the VLAN segmented networks while the C4 I have
> (odroid 4.14 kernel, gentoo aarch64 userland) is using 2 bridged USB 3 WiFi
> adaptors to vlans all without problems.  A major performance boost (at
> least 3x over an SD card in my tests) is had using the odroid eMMC storage,
> though the pi's have a sata hat available - I have tried using usb storage
> and usb networking together on both pies and odroids and its a serious
> no-no :) - corruption and really bad performance when busy).  The standard
> odroid OS is ubuntu and it can apparently also use raspian.
> Any pi less than a 4 will suffer from poor network performance (it all
> goes through an internal, under-powered USB2 hub), though I have used pi
> 1B's for all the above services in the past.  Going on my experience, a pi
> less than a 4 will do ok for a not very busy home server but wont do well
> for routing and a pi 4 should be better at networking whereas the more
> powerful odroid units will do it better, perhaps to small enterprise level
> with the right storage.  see https://www.hardkernel.com/shop/odroid-c4/
> (the page for the older n2 i have uses a pi3 for the comparison, the newer
> N2+ is here https://www.hardkernel.com/shop/odroid-n2-with-4gbyte-ram-2/.)
> BillK
> On 10/8/20 12:58 pm, Russell Pereira wrote:
> Hey pluggers,
> Just wondering what pi you recommend for Web server, vpn server, file
> server, router and a firewall.
> Was thinking seperate pies for each one and was wondering which model(s)
> would be best. I have a esberrybpi 3 with 1gb ram but figure it is a bit
> under powered.
> Thanks
> Russ
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