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Old 09-24-2002, 12:03 PM   #1
MauroSevero
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Question could a newbie set a server with RH7.3 ???


Hi all,

I am new in Linux and I installed the RH7.3 in a box that intend to be a server to other 14 windows98 computers of our network...
In the beginning I want a file server, backup (of course!), ftp server... and in the near future I think about filtering adsl Internet flux and e-mails.

So...

how to begin? I tried to set samba and network in KDE GUI, but I have no luck.

I have just 1 NIC in this computer, (connected directly into the 3com 812 adsl router), should I install another one to connect the windows machines?

Should I forget the GUI's and go to the console?

Good newbies tutorial to set the server?

Thanks in advance!

Mauro
 
Old 09-24-2002, 12:09 PM   #2
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You'll get plenty of information on each server you wish to start at tldp.org, in particular the networking howto.

I'd mainly suggest to ignore any silly KDE GUI interfaces, just go striaght to the configuration files, a LOT less hassle, just a little more reading.

just start with samba, follw it's own howto, and it should be fine.
 
Old 09-24-2002, 12:27 PM   #3
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You can use Webmin if you're not familiar with console tools.
 
Old 09-24-2002, 12:46 PM   #4
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well.. you *can* use webmin... or you could learn something, and feel better for it! don't go to the dark side!
 
Old 09-24-2002, 01:04 PM   #5
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I don't agree with you, acid. Console tools are nice and powerfule but console is just one way. There are others. It's not "black and white". And GUI/Web tools are definitely not "a dark side". It'sjust another method to do the same. Especially Webmin, in advanced options, is very close to system files editing.

Mara

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Old 09-24-2002, 03:01 PM   #6
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When I first read that, I thought you said:
PS I'm not hungry

I actually "stumbled" upon my ftp server. I didnt' even know I had it. I went to try to set one up, using proftp and found that it was already there, setup, and running. I don't know if this is true with all distros, but it was for me in Slack 8.1. I have since then figured most of the things out, and can administer it pretty well, but if you are just looking to get something started, you might not have to look far.

Again, I don't know if I was just lucky, or if it's a Slack only thing or what, but that was my first experience with FTP's in Linux.

Cool
 
Old 09-25-2002, 05:09 AM   #7
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As for your second nic question.... As long as there are more ports on your lan side of the router which your MS boxes connect to (ie router/switch or hub) you don't need a second nic for network services. I think redhat 7.1 has linuxconf, although i don't know how well that works.

To start with the ftp server, I think redhat gives you wu-ftpd, from the university of washington. do a "man wu-ftp" or "man ftp" and that will give you an overview, as well as other man pages concerning the configuration files.

Good Luck

-Adam

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Old 09-25-2002, 05:22 AM   #8
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one more thing.... to get to the samba configuration tool (swat) do "http://localhost:901" 901 might be different on your machine, just check /etc/services for what port to put in.
 
  


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