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Old 09-20-2004, 04:46 AM   #1
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Are there HOW TO's for installing a Dial-in server?


I'm honest with you: i'm a newly converted Microsoft System Manager who now see's the benefits of linux.

What i'm trying to accomplish is the following:
I have a server with twelve analogue modems attached to it. Right now it is equiped with Windows 2000 Server en RAS. It only functions as a RAS server. Now i would like to convert this concept to a linux solution.

My question: where can i find 'how to's' to accomplish this?
What linux distribution would i use ?
How can i give a dialin user a download limit?



Many thanks in advance !

Björn Kreuger
 
Old 09-20-2004, 10:48 AM   #2
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Hi,

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i'm a newly converted Microsoft System Manager who now see's the benefits of linux.
Well Welcome to Linux world
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where can i find 'how to's' to accomplish this?
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/PPP-HOWTO/ The last chapters (24,28) are very interesting for you
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What linux distribution would i use ?
If you plan to use it only as server Debian or Slack are great (the problem is that these distros may be complex for a newbie)... But if you really are a newbie try a first install with Mandrake or Red Hat
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How can i give a dialin user a download limit?
Well I know that you can do that with Squid proxy... there are problably other way to do that if you don't want to install squid: maybe quotas or iptables or a bash/perl script can do that

Hope this help you

Oliv'
 
Old 09-20-2004, 01:44 PM   #3
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Well thank you Oliv'

This gets me on the right track!

Thanks for your suggestions.. Do you think that suse personal 9.1 also would be a good option ?

Many thanks again !
 
Old 09-21-2004, 09:18 AM   #4
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Do you think that suse personal 9.1 also would be a good option ?
Of course yes Suse is a well known distro and I think it's also as stable as a RedHat or Slack... In fact the main point is that you feel at ease with the distro you use

Oliv'
 
Old 09-21-2004, 09:32 AM   #5
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Probably not personal though - you may want to go with Pro
 
Old 09-22-2004, 03:57 AM   #6
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Is the pro version available as a free edition to download ?
 
Old 09-22-2004, 06:50 AM   #7
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No - the Pro version costs (I think - you'll want to verify this) around $90 as SuSE is a commercial distro. If you want a newbie-friendly distro with all the options of a power system, might take a look @ Mandrake
It's a little bloated on initial install, but you can mend it to your needs just like any other distro.
 
  


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