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Old 08-08-2008, 10:15 AM   #1
Dreamthief75
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Disgruntled first time Linux user.


Situation:

I am needing to get TOMCAT running in a production environment. In the past we have been using server 2003. We are being forced to install service pack II. Service pack II on server 2003 does not play well with the JVM. This causes several "Reboots" a week.


I am attempting to move this server to Linux. I have downloaded and installed Fedora 9 (first time ever seeing Linux)and it's impressive.

I have been struggling to get this on our LAN for the last week. I can not even recognize our proxy to get out to the web.

I decided to install Xandros (as they claim simple install into an M$ network). Sure enough, up and connected into our network in minutes. So I decide to take a glance at some of the cnfg files, re-install fedora, and place the information from xandros into the cnfig files in fedora. Still no go.

Am I fighting a loosing battle with Fedora? What am I doing wrong? Any help or guidance would be MUCH appreciated.

I also understand no help can be given based on my ramblings above. Feel free to ask questions, point fingers, laugh, and yell if necessary.
 
Old 08-08-2008, 10:33 AM   #2
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I'd actually recommend maybe CentOS if this is a production server. Fedora is more for the bleeding edge testing bed for Red Hat. CentOS is a clone of RHEL line of products from Red Hat and is more stable condition.
 
Old 08-08-2008, 10:43 AM   #3
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I'd actually recommend maybe CentOS if this is a production server. Fedora is more for the bleeding edge testing bed for Red Hat. CentOS is a clone of RHEL line of products from Red Hat and is more stable condition.
I am downloading CentOS-5.2 now.
 
Old 08-08-2008, 10:54 AM   #4
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Never mind. Download killed by the Internet Nazis. They make it extremely difficult to do my job. I'm sure this site will be nixed soon too. UHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! I am so ready for a new job.

I will have to download it @ home.
 
Old 08-17-2008, 02:03 AM   #5
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Getting Fedora/RHEL/CentOS to participate on a fully native Windows 2003 Active Directory environment will prove to be very, very difficult. You can ramp up the difficulty if you are not a Domain Admin who has physical access to the AD environment. From what you describe, that appears to be your situation.

However, to get Fedora/RHEL/CentOS Linux to see your proxies, issue export http_proxy=your.proxy.server.here. at the command line. You can use a FQDN or an IP address.

Good luck, I fully understand your frustration.
 
Old 08-17-2008, 03:04 AM   #6
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Install the Samba-doc package. The Samba3-Howto and Samba3-ByExample books may be helpful in understanding integrating AD with Linux. The version of Using Samba that is in the book stores may also be helpful. There are also IBM Redbooks on LDAP and Migration.

SuSE does a good job with AD integration and you could add your own temporary Samba server and use the PAM and other config files as a model.
A Windows Network Admin will need to join the server to the Domain, and there will need to be entries in LDAP for the server. If you don't even have that much cooperation, then I suppose you will need to build a stand alone server.
 
  


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