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Old 01-26-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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Is linux networking like windows networking in setting up a small office network?


I am trying to setup a small network of VM's to test out a few things and i have a few questions. I am coming from a Windows background and from that you usually have a primary server and then a bunch of other servers that connect to it. So if i have a database server or a web server they all connect to the primary and a nice little network is formed. Is this how linux also handles small networks or does it work differently? I want to create a small network that would simulate a small office network with various services and servers running but i cant fugire out the "primary" piece to get all of these connected together. Any ideas?
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:32 PM   #2
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I'm not quite sure I understand what you mean by "primary" server? Are you referring to a common login point for all the clients? Samba can accomplish this. If they're all linux boxes, then you'd want to probably use NIS instead. http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/...samba-pdc.html
 
Old 01-26-2012, 04:36 PM   #3
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What services will you be running?
 
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What are the functions of the 'primary'? When your servers are on the same subnet they can communicate directly with each other so unless 'primary' carries out a certain function (e.g. authentication), then it's superfluous.
 
Old 01-26-2012, 05:35 PM   #5
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I'm not quite sure I understand what you mean by "primary" server? Are you referring to a common login point for all the clients? Samba can accomplish this. If they're all linux boxes, then you'd want to probably use NIS instead. http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/...samba-pdc.html
By primary i just meant all ather machines connect to it and it carries out things like login, ip addresses, etc... Coming from a windows background you have a primary server and then as you add new machines to the network they are pointed to this primary server. It looks like i may not need to worry about this is if i setup the subnet correctly.
 
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What services will you be running?
My main goal right now is a mongodb cluster which i have working in windows but would much rather have it running in linux.
 
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Mongodb seems to have native linux versions:
http://www.mongodb.org/downloads

Building tutorial for Linux:
http://www.mongodb.org/display/DOCS/Building+for+Linux
 
  


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