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Old 12-06-2003, 12:31 PM   #1
DMBand8700
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Hey All,
My friends and I had an idea of purchasing a domain and running our own ftp and mail servers so we can have our own storage space and mail, so as the linux one amongst us all Its my job to make it working, although they're being nice enough to buy the domain. Anyways, I'm aware of apache but from what I can tell its just http, so I was wondering if any of you out there could help me out by pointing me towards and open source ftp or mail servers that I could use, or if not if you know of any websites that would have some good info on setting these up, I'm fairly capable within linux, but I haven't done any server work before. If anyone could help, it'd be greatly appreciated

Thanks
 
Old 12-06-2003, 02:08 PM   #2
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For speed and security I would use:
http - Apache2
Mail (MTA) - Qmail
Mail (Storage) - Courier-IMAP
ftp - vsftpd

For secure file storage and transfer you may want to consider scp instead of ftp.
 
Old 12-06-2003, 03:26 PM   #3
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>open source ftp

I use ProFTPD just because it is installed by default with slackware.

>mail servers

Plenty of posts in the networking forum talking about configuring mail servers

>any websites
you can start at google...
 
Old 12-06-2003, 03:28 PM   #4
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Thanks for all your help
 
Old 12-06-2003, 03:43 PM   #5
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oh, whats the difference between Mail(MTA) and Mail(Storage)
 
Old 12-07-2003, 11:45 AM   #6
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MTA = Mail Transport Agent
This is the software that delivers your mail to other people/ISPs servers and also listens for connections from other servers wanting to deliver mail to your local user accounts.

Storage/Retrieval services allow you to access your mail that is stored on your server via an e-mail client like Mozilla or Outlook. The two main protocols used are pop and IMAP. With IMAP all mail is stored on the server and not on the client. This means that you can use a web based client as when you are away from your usual PC and you get exactly the same folder structure etc. If you have a lot of users and very little HDD space on your server then pop is probably the best solution.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 12:56 PM   #7
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a good book that you can read: http://www.openna.com/products/books/old/old.php
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