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Old 06-13-2003, 09:40 AM   #1
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UNI Student trying to get started


Hi

I am a UNI student in Australia and am trying to get started in Linux, more spec. Red Hat.

This is what I am going to try and do:

I have a Windows 2000 machine and a new computer that I have dedicated for Linux 'play'. I would like these 2 computers to talk.

Next, I am and oracle man and wish to setup a Linux version of oracle 9i db (not too hard I think).

After that, I also have an Alcatel Speed Touch Pro modem/router running an ADSL connection. I want to be able to host my www site on this connection.

I would be very appreciative if anyone can help me learn how to do this.

Regards,
Pete

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Old 06-13-2003, 09:42 AM   #2
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sorry about my spelling and grammer above : )
 
Old 06-13-2003, 10:03 AM   #3
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At this point I would say your best course of action is to actually do the install and come back to us with specific questions/problems.

A very good resource for you will be http://www.tldp.org - The Linux Documentation Project. This is where all the "HOWTOs" are kept, they pretty do exactly what they sound like - tell you how to do specific things on your system(s).

As far as getting Windows and Linux to talk, yeah no problems. Just put a network card in each, give them IP addresses and you're away. You'll probably want to use Samba to make your Linux box look like a Windows machine, that way Win2K will happily map network drive to it and you can easily drag & drop files. You can also do the opposite and access shares on the Win2K box from Linux without too many difficulties. Cleraly you'll be able to use other methods like ftp to move files around too if you wish.

The USB ADSL modem will be the biggest challenge, I know that there are specific HOWTOs out there for that model have a google for them. As for hosting the web sites, thats just a case of getting a http server like Apache up and running (dead easy), and get someone to point a public name to your IP address. You'll probably want a static address though unless you are going to use someone like http://www.dyndns.org

HTH

Jamie...

PS - Spelling? Grammar? I can't get either right!
 
Old 06-13-2003, 10:04 AM   #4
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Well...

How far along are you??
 
Old 06-13-2003, 10:03 PM   #5
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rmartine:

I have exams at the moment so as soon as they are over I will be beginning the install. About 10 days time.

In regards the USB Modem, the modem is actually a modem/router with 4 ethernet ports on the back. I have that bridged into my switch and am running the two computers from that.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 04:10 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by bytebrowser
In regards the USB Modem, the modem is actually a modem/router with 4 ethernet ports on the back. I have that bridged into my switch and am running the two computers from that.
If its an external ADSL<->Ethernet router then you won't need to worry about it, just set you network up as usual.

cheers

Jamie....
 
  


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