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Old 02-19-2009, 11:21 AM   #1
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assistance on setting up internet tracking proxy server on redhat 7.3


I appologise in advance if this question has been asked before in a different way (i searched for this using google and went thirty links down)

What i am looking for is a step by step instruction on setting up RedHat linux 7.3 to be an internet proxy, dhcp, traffic controlling, samba sharing server.

basically what i want to do is setup a free wifi network in my building giving everyone read access to a samba share. Also running on the same machine ide like a proxy server that will be password controlled and traffic controlled (ie 200mb for a set price on thier password and once they reach that limit they must pay more to continue accessing the internet, basically a recharge system).

I am doing this so that people in my building have access to e-mail and basic internet searches for the kids (and to make money of course).

I am an intermediate linux tech (did an R.H.C.E. 5 years ago but have been working on ms ever since so forgot everything) ive been trying to set this up on my own by searching for what i want on the internet and trying the step by step guides that i find but none seem to work. or assume things that im not sure is not running on my system. and i have finally given up on that way of doing things and am asking for help.

I have redhat 7.3 installed on a machine with two hdd's one 40Gb and one 20Gb, the machine has two network cards and will have internet running on a dhcp controlled network for my business on one network card, and the network for the building on the other network card. 512Mb of ram with an piii 933.

if anyone can help it would be much appreciated, thank you in advance
 
Old 02-19-2009, 05:25 PM   #2
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internet proxy,
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/howto-...iguration.html or
http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/w...ess_with_Squid or
http://www.how2forge.org/anonymous-p...d-3-centos-5.x or
search LQ.

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dhcp,
http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ng-server.html or
http://www.server-world.info/en/note?os=ce5&p=dhcp or
search LQ.

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traffic controlling,
http://lartc.org/ or
http://www.go2linux.org/traffic-shaping-with-linux or
search LQ for terms like "traffic shaping".


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I appologise in advance if this question has been asked before in a different way (i searched for this using google and went thirty links down)
That's barely 1 minute so your search-fu has been lacking.


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I have redhat 7.3
That's nice but it's wrong. Probably not what you want to hear but since running GNU/Linux is all about performance, protecting assets and providing services in a continuous, stable and secure way you must know Red Hat Linux maintenance and errata support ended on April 30 of 2004 for all YES ALL Red Hat Linux releases (not RHEL). The version you installed is obsolete, no longer maintained and unsupported. This means you miss out on all the new technology that's been around for ages, all the bug fixes and all the security updates. Unless you have the knowledge and time to maintain this setup yourself to keep it from (doing) harm, keeping your machine attached to the Internet makes it a hazard not only for you but for the whole community. So please plan your migration and make it soon. If you like the effort Red Hat puts into certification, ISV acceptance, support longevity and stability of RHEL but don't want to pay for RHEL then you could run CentOS (current is 5.1). If you like what RHL provided then you could run Fedora (stable is 10 right now). Else check out the many "choose a distro" threads or the megathread at LQ.


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a machine with two hdd's one 40Gb and one 20Gb, (..) 512Mb of ram with an piii 933.
IMHO you can't expect to properly run, and shouldn't run, all services on one box for performance, security and management reasons.

Oh, and welcome to LQ BTW. Hope you like it here and stay to help out others as well.

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Old 02-20-2009, 12:33 AM   #3
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That's barely 1 minute so your search-fu has been lacking.



IMHO you can't expect to properly run, and shouldn't run, all services on one box for performance, security and management reasons.
i have been searching for three days, and trying out different suggestions, i have already setup the samba share and the dhcp, the only thing i have been lacking is the proxy and the throttling.

im gonna be using the machine as the access point, i plan to have seperate machines at a later date when i can afford to purchase them, but for the meanwhile i am going to run the proxy, dhcp and throttling on the one box and the samba share is just for mounted stuff from my business network that has got the necessary security from the net ( i already have a fully functioning windows network running, this is just to keep the rest of the building off of this network)

thank you for the links and i will check them out this evening and will post back if they worked for me

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Old 02-23-2009, 04:12 PM   #4
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I have taken your advice and have decided to download a different distro

which would you suggest??
 
Old 02-23-2009, 04:15 PM   #5
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I have taken your advice and have decided to download a different distro

which would you suggest??
CentOS (based on RHEL)
http://centos.org/
 
  


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