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Old 03-09-2006, 01:41 PM   #1
Guiazca
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Slackware server


Can i use the slackware version for server, and mailserver, printserver.
I want to know if the slackware have the condition to be a internet router, but i want it at the same time been a normal server.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 01:46 PM   #2
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Slackware makes an excellent server. You'd be hard-pressed to find another linux distro which is more stable than slack. I tried many popular distros for my servers, and they used to either lockup or be very buggy. That's when I tried slackware. It's all I've used ever since and I've never looked back.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 01:54 PM   #3
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I must agree with WindowBreaker. I'm in the process of slowly setting up a fileserver with Slackware (See sig) and I must agree (while I am relatively green in the linux arena) Slackware has turned out to to be a VERY stable system.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 02:04 PM   #4
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Slackware makes for a very good server, however you need to be comfortable with the cli and editing text configuration files to properly use it to its full potential.

You can use iptables and write a script for firewall/gateway/nat needs and use standard software like sendmail or apache for whatever services you wish to provide

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Old 03-09-2006, 02:37 PM   #5
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I use Slack for email, web, ftp, firewall, file, database, and testing servers.
Hell, my home slackbox does all (publically) with no issues.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 03:52 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by mdarby
I use Slack for email, web, ftp, firewall, file, database, and testing servers.
Hell, my home slackbox does all (publically) with no issues.
Heck, I had all that running on my 1.3g 256mb laptop...Did fine, but have it all on a desktop now. Bigger hdd and 1g memory helps...lol

Slackware is the rock
 
Old 03-09-2006, 04:59 PM   #7
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Everything and anything you could possibly want to do, you can use Slackware for.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 06:03 PM   #8
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Everything and anything you could possibly want to do, you can use Slackware for.
And more. Except MS programs without a wine variant
 
  


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