Re: what type of machine

Phil Heller ( (no email) )
Tue, 18 Mar 1997 01:29:02 -0500

If you run emerald, then you'll be running SQL and I've successfully run
SQL with several hundred accounts and the Emerald client on a 486 DX2/66
with 16MB ram and an 850 Meg HD under NT4 Server. Response times were
somewhere around 280 ms.

I've since switched to access and now have several thousand accounts....
needless to say, I'll be switching back to SQL soon... It will be on a
P166 with 64 Meg of Ram and two 4 gig mirrored hard drives. I'll have an
identical machine running secondary radius too. These machines will only
run SQL and RadiusNT. I'll be putting the client on the accounting dept's

Although it can be run on a small machine, I would do it with no less than
a P133 with 32 meg of ram. It's not really the amount of records that
slows the machine, it's the number of authentication and accounting
requests sent to it.

I hope that helped.

Good luck!


Phillip A. Heller
Internet Engineer
CSOnline Internet Services (814) 898-6524
...I think what I write, but my employer might not...

> From: Al <>
> To:
> Subject: what type of machine
> Date: Tuesday, March 18, 1997 12:30 AM
> I'm sure the answer is somewhere, but I can't find it.
> So I hope I can draw on some of your experiance. How much ram, HD, cpu
> recommended to run radius,, for first 100 dial users,, using an ascend
> 4004, and also using emerald
> thanks Al
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