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Old 07-31-2014, 12:53 PM   #1
XrayIT
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First Linux Server Install


Hello,

I'm looking to install my first Linux server and I'm a total newbie... All I need this server to do is act as DHCP server for our guest network and allow me create static routes I would also like to create sub interfaces for a single NIC.. I need to add two networks..

So where would I start.. and can you install Linux behind the scenes then have a Windows GUI interface on top to Manage..

Thanks

XRAYIT..
 
Old 07-31-2014, 03:45 PM   #2
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What's a sub-interface?

Why would you want to run Windows? A GUI is a GUI... They come in many varieties.
 
Old 07-31-2014, 03:51 PM   #3
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If I was you, I would start by Googling "Best linux distro for DHCP server" and go from there. I don't have any experience setting up a linux server to be just a DHCP server. Plus I only use Red Hat, Fedora and Ubuntu. Hope this gets you started.




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Old 07-31-2014, 04:05 PM   #4
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Ive always thought Debian had a great step-by-step on DHCP setup: https://wiki.debian.org/DHCP_Server

But, recently, I've come to realize that dnsmasq is my all in one network services server:

https://wiki.debian.org/HowTo/dnsmasq
http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/doc.html

Really simple to set up, and easy to compile and install. I vote dnsmasq for any small network, over using BIND especially.
 
Old 08-01-2014, 12:11 AM   #5
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another vote for dnsmasq, works fine with a yum install on CentOS.
 
  


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