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Old 02-17-2006, 08:18 AM   #1
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Starting the long journey: Linux, Server, Router,...


I recently installed linux on an outdated maschine, to be used as a server/router/firewal...

I have: Cable modem, 1 Linux box, Hub, 2 Workstations and a domain.

I want to have: The workstations connected into the hub, the hub into linux and the linux to the modem. I want the linux to serve as a router for the LAN+ICS, as a server for the domain (Apache, Sendmail, MySQL, PHP, FTP, Shell...) and as a firewall.

Till this day i just installed the Slackware 10.1, compiled the kernel and edited some rc.d scripts, because this is as far as my newbie knowledge of linux can take me.

I am asking for help, as to What to do next? What is the procedure/Where do i start?
Where to look for information on this subject...

Old 02-17-2006, 08:26 AM   #2
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google of course! the slackwarebook. again google that.

Apache, Sendmail, MySQL, PHP, FTP, Shell...
linux+apache+mysql+php= lamp.

there is lots and lots of stuff about lamp on the web.

the slackware book explains how to set up an ftp server.

are you really sure you want to configure sendmail?? the o'reilly 'sendmail cookbook' might help. but maybe something simpler would be more appropriate. you dont state how you intend to use it. to the outside world?

you'll want to configure iptables of ipfilter for the firewall. making sure to set the appropriate ports for the lamp config.
Old 03-22-2006, 12:31 PM   #3
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OK im back. I took satinet's advice and read the Slackware book Secon edition.

Now am setting up the linux box as a firewall/gateway.
I read about 40% of the Iptables Tutorial 1.2.0 since it was the only one a bit up to date. All other/older tutorials whare using ipchains or ipfwadm, and not iptables.

I now compiled my kernel, so it supports IPtables + some other stuff.
Found rc.firewall.txt which is just what i need.

where do i go from here? Do now of a good tutorial that covers bulding a router/firewall/gateway using IPtables on Slackware?


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