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Old 01-26-2004, 09:01 AM   #1
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Setting up RHL9 as a simple file server


Im currently studying an HND IT at uni, ive decided to use Redhat linux 9 as an alternative file server to windows as my main summester 2 project.

I want to know if samba is the best file server software i can get for it to allow other windows machines to be able to user it to access and store files and if thats all i need to be able to do this?

The projects about using RHL9 as a cheaper alternative server in a business to somthing like windows.

Im gonna use my pc and install RHL9 on a seperate HD, then to test things use my laptop on my network to access files on there.

Sound like im going in the right direction?

Any links to other software would be nice if needed


Cheers, Drew
 
Old 01-26-2004, 11:13 AM   #2
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I would recommend Samba if clients connecting to your file server will be machines with Windows. Sambe can be also used as a Primary Domain Controller.

BTW Maybe u could try to run RH in VmWare Workstation ( www.vmware.com ). I found it very usefull when I was preparing to install Samba as PDC and was testing it with virtual client machines.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 11:26 AM   #3
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Ok thanks! ill check it out, would you be able to suggest a good application that would allow other windows machines to access the internet thought it as well, samba dosnt do that aswell obviously.....?
 
Old 01-27-2004, 02:44 AM   #4
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Depends if u mean a proxy server or NAT router. Squid is very good caching proxy server (It also allows some NAT-like features but I dont use them). Dont have any experience with building NAT router on Linux but I know there is a program called Masquerade which can do that.
 
  


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