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Old 04-26-2013, 07:57 AM   #16
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It can be set up that way, yes..... Now GO AND START DOING!!!!

Best way to learn is to get stuck in and try stuff then come back when you run into problems.
Thanks dude. Will get back to you whether it works or not.

I am also going to try Fedora Core 10 as my Boss currently uses that and says that will be perfect for what I need. (also, he has the files on hand)
 
Old 04-26-2013, 07:58 AM   #17
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You're welcome, my distro of choice is CentOS which isn't cutting edge but is well supported. CentOS is basically a free version of RedHat's enterprise level server distro.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 09:18 AM   #18
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I prefer Centos as well, but if you must use Fedora, at least get a current version (v18 or 19 now)
 
Old 04-26-2013, 09:47 AM   #19
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Would there be a problem with core 10?
 
Old 04-26-2013, 10:16 AM   #20
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Well, its not been supported/updated in quite while (inc security...).
You may also have compatibility issues with other SW.

Fedora is basically RedHat's R&D distro with a fast turnover in versions (check home site) for trying stuff out that will end up much later in RHEL/Centos.
If you're building a serious sever (ie not just playing about) then forget Fedora.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 10:30 AM   #21
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The server is basically just for home use. It doesn't need seriousness as yet.

I can rebuild the server at a later stage when needed (ie. outside requirements).

As for software issues. All I need it to run is Webmin & Samba & DHCPd
 
Old 04-26-2013, 10:42 AM   #22
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Go with CentOS, if you have to go with Fedora then go with something up to date.

If you install an older (unsupported?) distro then any how-to / tricks / tips may not work with the versions of packages on your distro.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 10:47 AM   #23
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Thanks!

Will use Fedora Core to mess about and see if it runs and then once I have downloaded CentOS I will rebuild the server with that.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 03:51 PM   #24
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Sorry, I am new in the Linux environment (major contradiction since Windows is Linux technically) and I want to set this server up in our house.
Windows is not Linux, technically or otherwise. Why do you think it is?
 
Old 04-26-2013, 07:26 PM   #25
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In re the above http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

Re Centos/Fedora: there's no point in starting with Fedora and then switching; it'd be easier/quicker just to go Centos straight away.
They're sufficiently similar, yet different, that it'll only confuse you at this stage.

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Old 04-28-2013, 12:30 AM   #26
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have you tried some os like openfiler or freenas?
 
Old 04-28-2013, 02:40 AM   #27
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Using and obsolete and unsupported distro as your Internet gateway is asking for trouble.
 
  


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