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I was given a small office server that had an OLD version of Redhat on it and a interface designed by a now defunct company. The server has no CDROM drive nor floppy drive.
I want to wipe out the system and install a clean copy of linux but I have no idea where to begin. I am very interested in making the best use of this machine as a small testing server for my hosting business and as a backup machine.
I have the ability to access the command line as root.
The server has a 10G hard drive and 128 megs of Ram on it.
The dyn Ip from my ISP is something like 148.333.XXX.XXX and my internal IP for the server is like 192.128.0.XX. I have the Router configured with a DMZ for the server IP but I don't know about the The DHCP for the router sees the server and gives me a Mac address and an expiry time. but do I configure the default route on the Router or the Server? do I configure the DNS on the server or the router?
Let me see if I understand the basics of this right.... The default route of the server... the 255 number is the route that the request goes to the server from the Router... like the exchange mechanism from outside to inside IP address. Is that right?
And I set the DNS (148.wha.teve.er) on the server. I don't quite understand the theory behind that...
when you try to send to some address that's not on your local network, it's sent by way of the default route, where the router is responsible for sending it to other routers, until it finds the server it's destined for.
The dns servers are servers that have the ability to resolve names into addresses, your browser will request an ip address for a name you type like www.redhat.com from the dns server, it will send you an ip address that you use to connect to the right server using routers that know where the ip address is.