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Old 02-04-2004, 07:33 AM   #1
Biomech
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Question Linux NooB in need of help!!




Well first off, Hello everyone!!

Here is my situation, since I have the most PC knowledge at my company (8 years as a Windows System Admin, until 2 years ago when I went into programming) Ive been given the task of getting the network to actually work, and I have no clue as what Linux can do. Here are the systems and what functions they are or going to be doing:
  • Domain server None. Just have all PCs in the same workgroup
  • NetScreen firewall, VPN, & DHCP for internal systems & VPN clients (just setup & configd yesterday)
  • Linux 1 Samba & CVS (to be setup after Linux 2)
  • Linux 2 DNS (not yet, soon if I can figure BIND out) & Backup server for Linux 1
  • Windows 2k Pro & XP Pro PCs 40 end-user PCs
As you can see its a simple (and unsecured) config. What I want to, that is if its possible, is:
  • We only have a simple workgroup; I want to setup Samba to act as a domain server. Can this be done?
  • The workgroup is called example.com, but we have externally hosted web and mail using example.com. Do I need to change the internal domain as not to cause problems with Samba, BIND and the external domain?
  • Can BIND be setup for dynamic updates, so that Window systems register to it when getting a DHCP IP?
  • Would I be able to do the above if DHCP was on the same server?
  • I want to use our ISP's DNS servers, which are Caching DNS servers. Can I just point non-internal requests to them?
I want to say thanks to all in advance for any and all info given.

Thanks
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Old 02-04-2004, 09:01 AM   #2
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I can't really help at all, but you should try posting this in the networking forum. Also, you will get more replies if you use a more descriptive thread title
 
Old 02-04-2004, 10:35 AM   #3
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I can't really help at all, but you should try posting this in the networking forum. Also, you will get more replies if you use a more descriptive thread title
agree - tons of knowledge in the networking/security forums, but this post may be overlooked here. maybe a mod can move it?

welcome to LQ, biomech

 
Old 02-04-2004, 12:02 PM   #4
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Ive been given the task of getting the network to actually work, and I have no clue as what Linux can do
itll do whatever you want it to, just be prepared to learn a whole lot of whatever you want to do,

and yes look in the networking furom as a lot of that stuff is covered there
 
  


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