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Old 06-18-2008, 06:58 PM   #1
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New Box, Mailserver Only where do I start?

Ok, I've tinkered with various linux's over the years but never really got into it, I'll try to make this brief.

Upto a couple of months ago I had a headless Win98 workstation running as a mailserver/client, I now have a new box and am thinking of doing the same with that.


Celeron 500Mhz, 128Mb Ram, 6Gb HD, DVD reader, CDRW. (Did I say it was new ).

Requirements: You tell me Headless, My desk can handle two boxes but not two monitors/kb/mice and I can't be bothered with a KVM switch;

Security, as it's planned to be a mailserver then this is paramount, initially it will be behind my router but the plan is to move it in front and be part of the firewall *that's probably important*

Before I used a VNC viewer/server to control the w98 station and I'm hoping to do the same with the linux box without having to use X11 etc

I'm not a newbie with computers but TBH I feel like I will always be with Linux (Information overload anyone?)

Old 06-18-2008, 10:32 PM   #2
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Depending on which distro you choose, this site: has tutorials on various setups and configurations with images to follow.


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