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I want to use a P3 to turn into a server to run a local network (without internet involved), but my problem is that i have had no previous experience with Linux other than installing a simple workstation setup. I have Mandrake 9.0 and Red Hat 8.0. I was wondering if anyone could tell me where i could find an easy to understand step by step tutorial or something along those lines on how i could go about setting up a network server.
Your help is greatly appreciated, but please don't post comments saying how much of a newbie i am because yes, unfortunately i AM a windows user and will be until i can teach myself (with the help of people like you Linux whizzes) how to use and operate Linux.
Are you trying to set up a network for other Linux boxes? Or other Windows boxes? To share files with other Linux boxes, your best bet is to look into NFS. To share files with other Windows boxes, look into SAMBA.
You can find great tutorials for both at the Linux Documentation Project ... http://www.tldp.org