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Old 07-11-2003, 09:00 AM   #1
Tomlewis007
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Small Linux Distro


I'm a n00bie to linux but im looking for a small-ish linux distro that is fairly simple to use for the following things

I want to run an FTP Server
HTTP Server
with mysql database access

Ive used redhat a little and found adding ftp users was a pain.


any ideas guys ?

thanks
 
Old 07-11-2003, 09:24 AM   #2
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check in www.freesco.org is a floppy distro but yopu can install it in hard disk too
 
Old 07-11-2003, 06:48 PM   #3
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http://old.lwn.net/Distributions/index.php3#floppy

Freesco is listed on that section of the page, along with some others.

The only tiny distros I've used have been Basic, Mu, and Floppix - well, I more "booted" Floppix than "used it:, which is true of PicoBSD, as well. Can't say how they'd do for your purposes, but Basic is a pretty nifty all-around floppy distro that can be transferred to hard drive.

http://www.distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=firewalls

There's this, which is broader than just firewalls. If you wanted something Red Hattish but not Red Hat, it sounds like ClarkConnect might do you.
 
Old 07-11-2003, 11:58 PM   #4
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The perfect thing for you

Check out OpenNA. I bought thier book (It is impressive btw!) and it came with a copy of thier distro. It is based off of RH but stripped down to the bones and runs very smooth. Overall it is a great server distro:
http://www.openna.com/products/os/os.php


Buy thier book! The knowledge you will learn is worth it.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 05:02 PM   #5
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you could get the mini iso of freebsd and it instals a base system and you download whatever you want to run on it like ftp, ssh, etc etc
 
Old 07-15-2003, 05:41 PM   #6
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I know you say you are a newbie, but if you really want to set up a decent server you are going to need to read stuff anyway. I suggest you give slackware a try, it can be made VERY small indeed. It even comes with ZipSlack which is a good candidate to suit your needs and comes in at under 100meg (to fit on a zip disk, or anywhere else...)

HTH
 
  


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