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Old 01-04-2004, 08:48 PM   #1
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How do you set up an Intranet???


I have just constructed and applied my first network with a basic Linux file server with Mandrake 9.2. How do you set up an Intranet on the Network. The Other computers in the network are Win XP


 
Old 01-04-2004, 09:06 PM   #2
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Look for information on Samba. There are tons of posts on this very board regarding Samba and how to set it up. I'd suggest you make use of the Search function.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 09:12 PM   #3
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can you please give me more info on what i have to search for??? in relation to SAMBA that is!

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Old 01-04-2004, 09:59 PM   #4
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I found a howto @

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Intranet-Server-HOWTO1.html

it looks good but help will still be appreciated
 
Old 01-04-2004, 11:00 PM   #5
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www.samba.org has tons of documentation as there are also howto's on the site you found the above mentioned one on.

But are you wanting to setup a intranet as in web or just filesharing which is basically a LAN? Intranet is like websites but internally, a LAN is your local area network, filesharing, etc. There are differences between them.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 11:02 PM   #6
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al i really want is to test my web programs, Perl, PHP, etc before i upload them so i don't have to be on the net all the time!
 
Old 01-04-2004, 11:14 PM   #7
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Then all you really need to do is setup a webserver on your Linux box or Windows machines, etc. Then you can view and test your PHP and Perl scripts, etc in your browser from any machine, etc.
 
Old 01-05-2004, 12:29 AM   #8
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Well if you don't intend to do Windows file sharing, then Samba isn't necessary (I thought when you mentioned WinXP that you wanted to share files with WinXP). Any OS can use a browser to view a web site.

You'll want to setup an http server on one of your machines. Apache is the most popular httpd in the world and it runs on both Linux and Windows, although I'm not sure if Apache will work on WinXP Home (check www.apache.org). There are other http servers, so do some research and see which one fits your needs. Make sure it supports PHP and all the other modules you'll need.
 
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it might be easier if i clarify the situation

1. I have a Linux Machine (Mandrake 9.2) and a WindowsXP Pro Machine
2. I want to be able to set up the Linux Machine to be a web server so that from windows xp i can telnet / ftp into certain accounts and upload pages.

3. These pages would be accessable by going into the browser and typing the relevent address.

4. but it would be an INTRANET web server so that i don't need an internet connection and would only be able to view it from computers that are part of the INTRANET,

please reply, do you understand what i mean now???
 
Old 01-05-2004, 01:10 AM   #10
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First, you need to network the machines with ethernet and tcp/ip.

After that is done, to be able to test PHP, HTML, etc you need to setup and run a webserver service such as apache with a php plugin. There has already been posts about that. Now just because you are running a webserver, doesn't mean people can now telnet into it, that is something different.

To let people telnet and ftp in, you need the associated services running also, (which are ftpd, telnetd), and you need to set up user accounts for whoever is going to telnet in. I recommend reading a book on basic linux networking and setting up telnet and user accounts.

And none of this needs to be connected to the internet necessarily.

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Old 01-05-2004, 01:21 AM   #11
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And I'll make the obligitory point that telnet is inherintly highly insecure. You should really use SSH for remote logins, even over LANs. You may also consider using SFTP or SCP as a replacement for FTP. There is a Windows client call PuTTY that will do all of the above (SSH, SCP, SFTP). Google is your friend here.
 
Old 01-05-2004, 01:26 AM   #12
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thanks guys thats a good starting point for me, all information is still appreciated
 
Old 01-05-2004, 01:00 PM   #13
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There is a good tutorial for getting your webserver going here:
http://lamps.efactory.de/e-index.shtml
 
Old 01-05-2004, 08:31 PM   #14
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thanks info still appreciated!
 
Old 01-09-2004, 01:26 AM   #15
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ok so heres the situation now as none of the info so far has really been of any help

1. I have a Linux Machine (Mandrake 9.2) and a WindowsXP Pro Machine

2. I want to be able to set up the Linux Machine to be an apache web server so that from windows xp i can telnet / ftp into certain accounts and upload pages. (i'm not worried about security at this stage) they are already networked via TCP/IP, server IP 192.168.1.1 netmask 255.255.255.0

3. These pages would be accessable by going into the browser and typing the relevent address.

4. but it would be an INTRANET web server so that i don't need an internet connection and would only be able to view it from computers that are part of the INTRANET,

please help, ive tried seraching but so far nothing!


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