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im planing to set up a web server on damn small linux
however mz ISP is blocking all ports except the port 80 witch is usualy used for a web server but i was wondering i would get trough it with just one port or the server needs more ?
If it is just going to be a webserver, then you only need one port for it. I think you may have written the opposite of what you meant - your ISP is blocking all ports except 80? If they have 80 open, then you can run a webserver on its normal port, 80. If they have 80 blocked (as many ISPs do), then you can configure apache to run on any of the other ports, and just append them to the url address. For example, if you are running your site at IP 100.100.100.100, and you have apache running on 8080 (a fairly common alternate when 80 isn't available), you would tell people to connect to http://100.100.100.100:8080 and they should be fine.
yeah i meant they are blocking evrything but the port 80
im realy glad its ok.
now i just have to learn evrything obout linux and set the server up
im not shore im up to this.
do you think a total noob can set a web server?????
if you can give me any personal human help ill be glad too axcept any offer on any distro.
thank you so far!!
I would rate damn small linux as one of the harder distros to begin with. Not at all impossible, but that and slackware are a bit tougher to begin with.
I would also suggest you do things yourself, and post with problems. You gain nothing by having somebody else set it up for you. Getting the apache webserver running is very easy in most distros, it can even be done during setup in most cases. I'm not trying to steer you away from damn small linux, that would be a great learning thing for you, but if you are in a hurry, most other distros can be up and running with Apache easily. When you hit specific problems getting things set up, search here for an answer, and if you don't find it, post a new question.
your so kind and understandeble
i was told before that damn small linux is a bit hard to learn but i was olso told non other will work on my old comp.
its a 400Mhz 160 mb ram(sd-ram)
if thats not true please direct me to a simple distro witch you know so i can bother you with some more questions
i allrady tried to instal dsm but my comp just wount boot the cd
then i taught i burned it wrong but i inserted the xp cd and dosent want to boot but the cd-rom seems to be working in windows
ohh the operating system at the moment is win. xp
i belive it is
well its like this,i did set it on cd-rom but it didnt boot so i restarted the computer,enterd bios again and it was back on flopy
so i tried again and again and saved like a milon times
and once it kinda worked and now its set to cd-rom
but still dosent work
probably you need to get your hands on another computer , any one that can boot off from your cdroms will do ... that way people can help you with your linux questions ...
no point banging your head with that kind of problems when you initially trying out a new os i guess ...
as for networking in linux ... its better for you to get a books about linux networking ... i'm sure you can set up all common kind of simple servers successfully with just one/or two good beginner to intermediate(dont be fool by this word , it actually means advance for us) linux networking book ...
no point wasting your time down here , at least not now ... and if possible , try to get "for linux" compatible hardwares , ...
but dont try too hard at the moment , as long as vga and net-card are ok , then you are ok ... ^_^
i asked my father, he is a profesor but dosent know much obout linux and he sad that not all distrost are boot images and that i have to get a boot distro or set the image ijn nero as a boot image
didnt understand him much so im asking the smart ones here
whats the trick?????
probably ask your can dad to mount the iso first then re-work(sort of , i donno , better ask him yourself) on it and sliced it until beyond recognition , all these performed on a hd with a smaller partition or something but with lilo or grub embeded , then ... transfer that damn hd to your crappy old computer ...
normally this should work ... i donno ... best is you can take notes on every steps taken for this little epic between father and son ...
If you can't boot from CD and if you have a working floppy drive, you can create a bootable (linux) floppy. Google for a HOWTO on creating boot disk images and you will several guides. Try to look into those HOWTOs which describe making boot disks specific to the distro you are trying to install.
Once, you have the boot disk ready, boot with it and when it asks for the CD simply insert the CD and you are off.....