• Subject: Re: Firewall & proxy server
  • From: "Neil Palmer" <neilp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 18:04:49 -0400



Glenn - it's your batch CPW that matters for HTTP, SMTP, POP etc, not
Interactive CPW.
You have a batch CPW of 125.  Bob doesn't say what model of 620 he has, but
a 620 is not a server model (with the higher batch performance, and a
penalty for running too much interactive work).  So Bob's CPW for all work
is one of the following:
2175  50.0
2179       85.6
2180 113.8
2181 210.0
2182 464.3

My guess is maybe a 2175 or 2179 ?   So Glenn may have Bob whipped
performance wise.
Especially as Bob's running Domino.  Whatever model you had before
installing Domino, you need usually need at least a one step processor
upgrade to run native Domino.
My guess is Bob was probably low on memory too.   He mentions ordering
more.  A wild guess would say maybe he currently has 128MB or less ?

Bob - what is you present processor model & memory ?

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Glenn Gundermann <ggundermann@rachisholm.com> on 99-07-14 15:57:26

Please respond to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com

To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
cc:    (bcc: Neil Palmer/Dpslink)

Subject:  Re: firewall & proxy server




Bob,
It sounds like an under-powered box but I don't have Domino nor do I have a
model
620.  I have a model 170-2164 which has an interactive performance rating
of 29
and we have 512MB of RAM and 32GB RAID-5.  We're on V4R2 and I'm going to
go to
V4R4 most probably in September.  It is our only box.
When you say that your box is "not very responsive for email or web
services",
are you saying it is very responsive to the rest of the workload?  I can't
see
how it could do everything fine except email and web services.  Are you
maybe
overloading the interactive portion of the box?  Online queries, accounting
package doing things interactively, etc.
Our setup is very simple.  128 ISDN line to a CISCO 1004 router to the
AS/400
(soon to be ADSL-faster/cheaper).  The AS/400 is is doing the firewall,
proxy,
smtp, pop3, telnet, etc.  E-mail client at the desktop is Netscape
Communicator.
One of our remote offices is using Client Access over the Internet to us.
Web
surfing is great.  Our own web site only has our address up so don't look.
Intranet is simple.  All other offices around the world sign up to any ISP
they
want (IBM mostly) and point their e-mail settings to our AS/400.  That way
everyone has the same @rachisholm.com and they don't have an e-mail size
limit.
We have a second domain setup on our AS/400 for another business.  People
within
local calling dial-in to our IBM 8235 and do e-mail and web surfing.  No
need to
sign up for Internet at home.
I don't know what other information I can provide.  Let me know.
Glenn Gundermann
Ronald A. Chisholm Limited
Toronto
Bob Randall wrote:
> Glen,
>
> I do not like being negative about this subject, and your note is
extremely
> positive. I am using Domino on a 620, w/V4R2, and it is not very
responsive
> for email or web services. The 620 is also my firewall & proxy server.
Email
> is using only POP3 clients. Other applications run on the 620, but Domino
> can really kill them at times.
>
> The setup I describe was partially decided on because it would position
us
> to do some web services integrated with the rest of our information
> services. That does not justify email on this box, but it seemed somewhat
> sensible to use it for email since I was thinking of Domino for web
> services.
>
> Can you relate some of the particulars about your setup? That might help
me
> to understand if I am just trying to use an under-powered, or under-sized
> box for what I am doing, or if there is just some setup problems. I would
> not even qualify as a rookie on AS/400 setup, so setup problems are
indeed a
> possibility. I would like to be able to continue on this path in a
positive
> manner if it really is feasible. I am installing more memory to try and
help
> remedy the situation.
>
> TIA,
> Bob Randall
> Airxcel, Inc.



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