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Old 04-07-2009, 02:54 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I want to install and configure RHEL5 on a linux machine, and going to use that as a server for few other applications. I have a DVD of RHEL5 software, as well as, I have an internet connection as well in case if I wish to download the RHEL5 software from RedHat site directly.

Are there any such details like server packages, login users, directory hierarchy,...etc those might help me in configuration of RHEL5 properly ??
Moreover, what are most recommended ways of configuring RHEL5 as a server ?

Thank you in advance,
Kapil
 
Old 04-07-2009, 03:01 PM   #2
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Just to be clear; you HAVE to have a RH subscription(pay$) to access RH software repo. If you do not have a subscription then look at Centos (RHEL with logos removed, free). If you do have a subscription these are questions you should be asking your RH rep. In order for any of us to help you, you will have to tell us what (specifically) you want to do on the machine.
 
Old 04-07-2009, 03:10 PM   #3
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As lazlow recommended, go with Centos. Then you can follow the following tutorial:
http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-centos-5.2

If you are stuck with something, you can ask specific questions.
 
Old 04-07-2009, 03:17 PM   #4
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Just to be clear; you HAVE to have a RH subscription(pay$) to access RH software repo. If you do not have a subscription then look at Centos (RHEL with logos removed, free). If you do have a subscription these are questions you should be asking your RH rep. In order for any of us to help you, you will have to tell us what (specifically) you want to do on the machine.
Hi lazlow,

Thank you for the timely response. We have RHN subscription id with admin. We have already bought the license for RHEL5, so subscription-id is not a problem.
What I am interested in knowing is that whether we have such recommendations for a new linux machine, which will be used as a server throughout ?? Or it will be a simple installation from DVD where one sits and watch ??

Regrads,
Kapil
 
Old 04-07-2009, 03:21 PM   #5
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As lazlow recommended, go with Centos. Then you can follow the following tutorial:
http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-centos-5.2

If you are stuck with something, you can ask specific questions.
Hi sycamorex,

We had bought the software for RHEL5 already, but we are looking for recommendations for the configuration of RHEL5. There are many packages in RHEL5 software, so is there any way to figure out the important ones, or is there any way to implement major security capsules, ...Or else just sit and install whatever we have in the DVD..??

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Old 04-07-2009, 03:30 PM   #6
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Again, you have to tell us what you want to do. Saying you are going to use it as a server is a little like saying you are going to use a computer. It has a very wide possibilities of meaning. Mail, Web, NFS, Samba, streaming media, VNC, etc, is just a very small list of what server means. Each of those option have a different configurations. Again, if you have the subscription, ask your rep, this is part of what you are paying for.
 
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There are many packages in RHEL5 software, so is there any way to figure out the important ones
You need to be more specific. Of course, there are a lot of packages, and most probably you will not need to use half of them, as long as you are clear what you want to do with the computer. For example, if you are going to run only an ftp server, you'll need vsftpd along with a few other packages, etc. I'd suggest you specify what you're planning to do with that machine first.
 
Old 04-07-2009, 04:15 PM   #8
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Again, you have to tell us what you want to do. Saying you are going to use it as a server is a little like saying you are going to use a computer. It has a very wide possibilities of meaning. Mail, Web, NFS, Samba, streaming media, VNC, etc, is just a very small list of what server means. Each of those option have a different configurations. Again, if you have the subscription, ask your rep, this is part of what you are paying for.
Hi There,
Now it seems to be going somewhere, actually I was also thinking of contacting rep to discuss that.

Thank You anyways,
Kapil.
 
Old 04-07-2009, 04:16 PM   #9
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You need to be more specific. Of course, there are a lot of packages, and most probably you will not need to use half of them, as long as you are clear what you want to do with the computer. For example, if you are going to run only an ftp server, you'll need vsftpd along with a few other packages, etc. I'd suggest you specify what you're planning to do with that machine first.
Hi There,

Yeah, now it is not going anywhere. I need to be more specific with what I am looking for.
Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Regards,
Kapil.
 
  


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