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Posted on 2012-12-24
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When installing FreeBSD, and looking for the most reliable - stable setup, on an Intel machine equipped with an Intel board and quad core Xenon, (to be used an an internet server), should I install the 64 bit version or 32 bit version? Most, if not all the internet daemons will have been written in 32 bit. Will they run at all?
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by:arober11
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All depends on what you plan to host on the server and how much traffic the server will receive.  

Note:  32 bit daemon's can have problems with log files > 4GB.
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by:hthrp
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The intent would be to have a complete production server with POP3 Daemon, SMTP Daemon, Apache (standalone), FTP Daemon, Spamassasin Daemon,  MySQL databases, etc etc., as well as housing several hundred domains and user's data.
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by:hthrp
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Sorry, forgot to comment about bandwidth, about 1/5 mb/s (current).
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gheist earned 500 total points
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64bit will imply NX memory protection.
32bit may or may not have it.

also 64bit is critical to directly address >4GB from device drivers. (but probably your ram is 10x faster than all IO devices together and bounce-buffers are not a problem)

Yes, FreeBSd amd64 provides compatibility for running i386 binaries, even oracle form Linux if you want). Say OpenBSD does not...

For stability - run memtest86(+) for as long as it is possible. in warmest corner of your office before putting system into production.
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Thanks for your help!
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by:gheist
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enjoy. it is best to use system's package manager as it offers helping hand with security updates.
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