LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-22-2007, 05:37 PM   #1
rlocone
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Starbase 575
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question Moving from Windows Srv to Linux


Hello All!

In the Windows world I can get around with no problem. Here is a project that I'm working on.

Windows 2003 Srv std. 5 cal.
Winsyslog, mysql.
WAMP.
Serv U.
phplogcon.
raid 0

Now I want to do the following with a linux distro. I'm trying Ubuntu 7.04 server right now and not quite getting it. What is the best distro I can use for the above. However, I'd like to also do the following.

syslog logs all of the msgs to mysql then use a packet analyzer. Also setup a firewall with bandwidth traffic monitoring collecting stats on the connections.

Thanks
 
Old 10-23-2007, 10:21 AM   #2
lleb
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Florida
Distribution: CentOS/Fedora
Posts: 2,630

Rep: Reputation: 495Reputation: 495Reputation: 495Reputation: 495Reputation: 495
CentOS it is a free fork of RHE. you can use the GUI, but i do not suggest it.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 10:54 AM   #3
rlocone
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Starbase 575
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 21

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by lleb View Post
CentOS it is a free fork of RHE. you can use the GUI, but i do not suggest it.
I'm trying so hard to use the CLI. At times it's so confusing. Also, I'm trying to make sure I read up on something before making my self look like a dumb ass. I have downloaded OpenSuse and Mandriva to try. What wrong with CentOS?
 
Old 10-23-2007, 11:12 AM   #4
lord-fu
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Ohio
Distribution: Slackware && freeBSD
Posts: 676

Rep: Reputation: 30
Nothing is wrong with CentOS, a lot of people are suggesting that as a server platform, I myself have recently dabbled with it and it seems OK.

Quote:
syslog logs all of the msgs to mysql then use a packet analyzer
What do you mean by that? It is standard best practice to log all messages(logs) to a different machine, not on the one housing the data.

Quote:
Also setup a firewall with bandwidth traffic monitoring collecting stats on the connections.
This can be accomplished easy with another machine and smoothwall.
http://www.smoothwall.org/

Or another hardware appliance(box,router,etc).


hth

Last edited by lord-fu; 10-23-2007 at 11:14 AM.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 11:26 AM   #5
rlocone
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Starbase 575
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 21

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by lord-fu View Post
What do you mean by that? It is standard best practice to log all messages(logs) to a different machine, not on the one housing the data.



This can be accomplished easy with another machine and smoothwall.
http://www.smoothwall.org/

Or another hardware appliance(box,router,etc).


hth
That would mean I'd need 3 boxes. 1 firewall 1 syslog 1 store log data? Smoothwall is what I used years ago. If I'm gonna use firewall app on a separate box it would be Endian. Thanks for you suggestions.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 01:17 PM   #6
strick1226
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Distribution: Arch, CentOS, Fedora, OS X, SLES, Ubuntu
Posts: 327

Rep: Reputation: 63
I tried Ubuntu LTS but was not as happy with it as a server as I am a workstation. A better choice would be Debian, but that's not necessarily the best place to start for a beginner.

I vote for CentOS. It's a good, stable platform, and has great support (both in its community and RHEL).

Heck, use the GUI until you start learning your way around the filesystem and CLI--no need to torture yourself.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 01:46 PM   #7
lord-fu
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Ohio
Distribution: Slackware && freeBSD
Posts: 676

Rep: Reputation: 30
So I am assuming then that this is not a production server and you are plugging in directly to your modem? If that is the case and this is going to be a home setup then by all means use one box. If this is going to be production then your best bet is to separate, and yes that means 3 boxes. One for the database etc, one for router/firewall and yes one to log to. What you use for your firewall is personal preference, I mentioned smoothwall because its easy and gui"fied", my personal preference is *BSD.

hope it works out for you.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 01:56 PM   #8
rlocone
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Starbase 575
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 21

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by lord-fu View Post
So I am assuming then that this is not a production server and you are plugging in directly to your modem? If that is the case and this is going to be a home setup then by all means use one box. If this is going to be production then your best bet is to separate, and yes that means 3 boxes. One for the database etc, one for router/firewall and yes one to log to. What you use for your firewall is personal preference, I mentioned smoothwall because its easy and gui"fied", my personal preference is *BSD.

hope it works out for you.
I do have 3 boxes here to do that. But, this is for my home. I'm being complicated thats all. I'm trying to force myself to learn this stuff. That's why I have all of these boxes laying around. All I want to do is make use of them at the same time take full use and potential.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 02:06 PM   #9
lord-fu
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Ohio
Distribution: Slackware && freeBSD
Posts: 676

Rep: Reputation: 30
There is nothing wrong with that, and actually that is the best way to learn. :] good luck.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
moving from windows engineer to linux themanwhowas Linux - Certification 1 08-08-2007 04:15 AM
MS Exchange + Linux Web Srv one domain? vaworx Linux - Networking 6 05-09-2006 04:28 PM
Moving from Linux Domain to Windows Ziggie Linux - Networking 6 01-28-2006 05:53 AM
Moving from Windows to Linux dlublink Linux - Distributions 3 10-04-2005 09:44 AM
Moving contacts from Windows to Linux freezinbutt Linux - Newbie 6 03-28-2002 06:25 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:03 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration