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Old 06-24-2001, 10:51 AM   #1
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Question is this possible???

hi all

first I would just like to say !!!this site rocks!!!

i have ONLY 1 computer and 1 linux OS

i would like to setup

email server

web proxy server

ftp proxy server


but the more i read the more i see that each item should be on its OWN computer for mostly security reasons

however i dont have that much hareware

what i really want to know is what services/programs could i put on this one machine that i have and if i configure it properly it will be fine (within reason) security wise

are there any howtos that might cover what services work with each other
Old 06-24-2001, 11:06 AM   #2
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You could easily run all those services on one box running a linux distro. About the security thing, all boxes are insecure in some way. I would say read up about security issues with your distrobution and services that you want to run and monitor your system. Nothing is secured to perfection, but it will be a lot more secure to avoid an attack of some kind. You dont need seperate computers to run each service. (and anyway wouldn't that be very expensive??). For some how-to's you can go to...
I hope i helped you a little bit.
Old 06-24-2001, 12:05 PM   #3
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I have a lot of reading to do. So I can put everything on the one machine and set it up as a PDC and as long as its configured properly it will be fine...

Old 06-25-2001, 12:32 AM   #4
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I'm Confused...

Ok It is possible and practical, but...

Why do you need all these servers if you only have 1 computer. Just would like to know.


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