[ardour-users] running ardour and linux w/out internet

Brett McCoy idragosani at chapelperilous.net
Thu Jun 9 12:17:23 PDT 2005

Josh Karnes wrote:

> I think there are major pros and cons to running the machine off the 
> network.  Big pro is that it's more stable and runs with lower static 
> resource load if you just don't turn on any modules you would need for 
> networking...  remove the network cards of all kinds, don't load any 
> drivers or config, all that.  Frees up IRQs for sound cards and that 
> kind of thing.  System simplicity is a very good thing and IMHO should 
> be key in an audio system.  There is really no reason to network an 
> audio computer.  You'd never think about putting a tape machine on the 
> internet.

I take the middle ground, I have my Linux audio machine connected via a 
USB wireless device, and only plug it in (conveniently, my DAW has a USB 
port on the front) when I need to update stuff.  Otherwise, it comes out 
and all networking related processes are shut down so more resources can 
be used for audio.

-- Brett

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