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Old 07-31-2014, 11:53 AM   #1
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First Linux Server Install


I'm looking to install my first Linux server and I'm a total newbie... All I need this server to do is act as DHCP server for our guest network and allow me create static routes I would also like to create sub interfaces for a single NIC.. I need to add two networks..

So where would I start.. and can you install Linux behind the scenes then have a Windows GUI interface on top to Manage..


Old 07-31-2014, 02:45 PM   #2
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What's a sub-interface?

Why would you want to run Windows? A GUI is a GUI... They come in many varieties.
Old 07-31-2014, 02:51 PM   #3
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If I was you, I would start by Googling "Best linux distro for DHCP server" and go from there. I don't have any experience setting up a linux server to be just a DHCP server. Plus I only use Red Hat, Fedora and Ubuntu. Hope this gets you started.

-Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a life time.
Old 07-31-2014, 03:05 PM   #4
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Ive always thought Debian had a great step-by-step on DHCP setup:

But, recently, I've come to realize that dnsmasq is my all in one network services server:

Really simple to set up, and easy to compile and install. I vote dnsmasq for any small network, over using BIND especially.
Old 07-31-2014, 11:11 PM   #5
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another vote for dnsmasq, works fine with a yum install on CentOS.


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