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Butt-Ugly 12-05-2004 08:41 AM

Linux Home Server HOWTO
 
EDIT: This HOWTO has now been re-written for Fedora Core 5 (18 Jun 2006).

G'day all,

Im currently drafting an installation guide to configure Linux as a networked home server with all the email, www, smtp, ftp, dns, dhcp, squid, mySQL, samba, NFS (etc) applications documented.

I have currently reached draft status on the first 7 (of 20 odd) chapters and am ready for interested parties to read/test it (there are some little sections still lacking).

Why in the Fedora forum? Because it has been drafted with FC3 specific configurations (yum, up2date, step-by-step install guide), and I would like these tested if possible. These distro specific sections will eventually be moved to annexes in later revisions, allowing it to be a more generic document supporting further distros (the plan anyway).

The HOWTO is currently located at http://www.brennan.id.au while it is being drafted and will be moved on completion.

I appreciate any feedback/comments on the document, particularly if the concepts are easy to read/understand by the newer members of the community.

The layout/format (html) still needs works.

Regard,

Miles Brennan
(aka BU)

EDIT: This HOWTO has now been re-written for Fedora Core 5 (18 Jun 2006).

reddazz 12-05-2004 12:59 PM

I shall surely take a look at it :)

cwlee 12-06-2004 04:16 AM

Does it need to work with a static IP or it works with dynamic IP?

Butt-Ugly 12-06-2004 04:41 AM

Either static or dynamic IP..

It documents everything you need to connect to your ISP. ethernet/usb modem, bridged mode modem, pppoe, dynamic IP, Dynamic DNS, automating DDNS updates, firewall concepts, masquerading, and other various configs.

You should be able to throw in a CD, start your install, and finish with a fully installed home server (with all the apps configured and running). Thats the plan.

BU.

Butt-Ugly 12-06-2004 09:29 AM

Chapter 9 - Network Time Protocol has reached initial draft status...

http://www.brennan.id.au/09-Network_Time_Protocol.html

Provides config details for server, and for clients (Lin/Win) to sync from server.

yanik 12-06-2004 10:26 AM

Have you heard of clarkconnect?

maxut 12-06-2004 11:09 AM

hy,

http://www.brennan.id.au/04-Network_Configuration.html
Starting the Interfaces:
Quote:

After the networking devices have been configured on the server, its time to start the interfaces to test if they are functioning. Network devices can be brought to the 'up' (active) state by using ether of the following two commands. Be sure to check the system log /var/log/messages to see if the devices are functioning as expected.

[bash]# ifup eth0
[bash]# ifconfig eth0 up
as i remeber "ifconfig eth0 up" will work only if u have static ip in ifcfg-eth0 file. so if ifcfg-eth0 says that get ip from dhcp server, this command wont work.
maybe im wrong. i cannot check it right now because i dont have dhcp server here.

keep up good works.

good luck.

Butt-Ugly 12-06-2004 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by maxut
as i remeber "ifconfig eth0 up" will work only if u have static ip in ifcfg-eth0 file.
Thanks for the reply maxut,

There is an "ifconfig eth1 dynamic up" command a little lower, so it probably doesn't make sense where it is. I'll move that one up and rephrase it a little.

Thanks for pointing out typo error, fixed now.

BU.

mr_segfault 12-07-2004 03:18 AM

This would be a great topic for a wiki...

Considered it?

..segfault

Butt-Ugly 12-07-2004 05:44 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by mr_segfault
Considered it?
I hadn't considered it yet, it sounds very interesting.

Let me get this stuff finished first.

Thanks.

BU

maxut 12-07-2004 01:01 PM

@Butt-Ugly
when u finish your work, let me know please. i will check your spelling ;)
btw i must improve my english first :D


good luck.

Butt-Ugly 12-07-2004 08:25 PM

Domain Name System (BIND) has been completed..

http://www.brennan.id.au/08-Domain_N...stem_BIND.html

Quote:

Originally posted by maxut
i will check your spelling ;)
Thanks mate.

I can only read it so many times before the errors start to hide themselves. :p

BU.

jojotx0 12-07-2004 09:37 PM

this is a very nice howto...although I have a question, if I network a windows XP pro box, to a fedora core 3 box, can I use the modem on the XP pro box with linux, if the modem is a winmodem or a software-modem?

what I mean by this is, can I have FC3 box tell the windows box to tell the modem to connect to my ISP?

Butt-Ugly 12-07-2004 10:03 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by jojotx0
this is a very nice howto...although I have a question, if I network a windows XP pro box, to a fedora core 3 box, can I use the modem on the XP pro box with linux, if the modem is a winmodem or a software-modem?

what I mean by this is, can I have FC3 box tell the windows box to tell the modem to connect to my ISP?

Can you please start a new thread in the networking section for this query.

I would like to keep this one on topic, and I need to devote my current time to the howto (I have a deadline).

Thanks for the reply, Im glad you like it.

BU.

cwlee 12-08-2004 02:31 AM

I've come across this link while Googling.

Does the same thing as you're attempting to do, but on a Whitebox Linux.


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