Well This is going to be one of my first personal linux experiances and I kinda figured I would set up a little FTP/general server with my linux box on my home network, just wanted to get any tips on initial setup you might have. First off I was kinda thinking about running RAID on this box, I have an OLD Promise ATA66 RAID controller that I was thinking about throwing into the box. Anyways here's what I'm using for hardware.
Intel P3 600MhzEB
512Mb PC133 SDRAM
Voodoo 3 3000
80GB Western Digital Special Eddition HD
Anyways I kinda figured this would be more then enough to work on a simple linux file server with. Now I was looking at distros the only one I have ever worked with before was slackware. Now I could care less about newbie friendly nice GUI distros like fedora, mandrake and lindows, since this is not an everyday use machine. Simply put I want to put this up so I can learn how to use a distro of linux in a server application, I was looking into either Debian or SUSE. I should be building and installing sometime next week, thanks for any input you can give
I figured not only would this give me some knowledge of linux but some working experiance with samba on decent sized networks