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Old 12-24-2005, 12:17 AM   #1
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New Linux user, any info would help

I just recieved an old copy of redhat linux 7.1 from a friend who upgraded to a new version. Is there any websites, tuturiols, pdf's, that you think would help me setup a web server, DNS server. i have installed linux already and installed the packages as well. I am pretty much a dummy. I have always worked with windows.

I have a router as well, does the linux server need a static ip or can it remain on the lan as long as it can reach the outside world.

Thanks for you help.
Old 12-24-2005, 12:50 AM   #2
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there are ebooks on the Net--- one is "Linux Command Reference" it is based on RH 7--I believe, and another is called "Redhat Bible" a google and you will find either .PDF or HTML versions of these....
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Don't know much about RedHat but this seems a bit ambitious for a newbie. Webservers
are a security risk unless setup behind firewalls and not on network with users. DNS
servers in SuSE require a bit of knowledge about network setups as well. I know in SuSE the only way I could understand it was to read various scripts in /etc.

The second part of the question I assume you mean the DNS server. You don't have to have one you know, a proxy server would do just fine - but thats another topic. The DNS server or a proxy server do not need a static IP and there are security advantages in not having one.


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