Good enough for me to put the effort in. I'll try the Windows repeater first and see what happens (because I have a server available for that). If I know Linux will go up to 1000, then I can switch if it becomes an issue.
Bandwidth to the repeater isn't an issue and the servers and viewers will be in various locations. In the long run, if this works out and is stable, Memory and CPU won't be an issue. It will be worth the small hardware costs.
I'll let you know how it works out. I'm pretty hot on this project, so I should have the initial repeater and a dozen servers up by the end of the week.