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Old 10-23-2003, 12:52 AM   #1
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NewBie Help: Email, Web Server

Hi all...

i'm toying with idea of setting up an old pentium 3 box with fedora redhat and starting my own mail and web server.

the problem almost a total newbie in linux.

does anybody know of any newbie guides online that describe the entire process?

Note: i do not have a router. was just intending to pop a couple of NIC cards in the linux box and sharing the connection with my windows xp desktop and notebook. another problem, how to share the internet connection. i'm using a cable modem.

sorry if i sound incoherent. excited about linux..but linux can also be very intimidating!
Old 10-23-2003, 01:24 AM   #2
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Why don't you try to look for a tutorial in "The Linux Documentation Project" page
( ) ?
It has many guides, although maybe not online guides..
Good luck, and keep ing

Old 10-24-2003, 01:00 AM   #3
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well for some quick assistance... is the best place for quick access to generic HOW-TO's

To share that internet connection in Linux (I wouldn't use ICS in Windows) Look for a How-to on IP Masquerading or Linux Routing
(IP Routing is built directly into the Linux Kernel)

Also for the E-mail I would suggest you look around google for a breakdown/comparision on Linux E-mail servers. There are a lot and though you can go with the traditional Sendmail it might not be the best for you unless you want to know the original/traditional...

On the HTTPD or Web Server I would still suggest only Appache. Though Tomcat is close and a great Deamon I would still suggest Appache. There is more then you could ever imagine to configure but it isn't too bad to get up and running if you use the proper installation method and pay attention.

Hope it helped a little.

Old 10-24-2003, 11:31 AM   #4
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thanks for the help guys! i got lots of reading to do!

anyway..which software do u guys use for ur email server? any recommendations?
Old 10-24-2003, 01:11 PM   #5
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postfix as email server. i suggest you do NOT use sendmail (bad security history). postfix is secure and easy to configure ... all you want :-)

qmail is also nice ...


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