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Old 08-06-2005, 08:20 AM   #1
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Noob trying to make a Linux network server.

I want to use a P3 to turn into a server to run a local network (without internet involved), but my problem is that i have had no previous experience with Linux other than installing a simple workstation setup. I have Mandrake 9.0 and Red Hat 8.0. I was wondering if anyone could tell me where i could find an easy to understand step by step tutorial or something along those lines on how i could go about setting up a network server.

Your help is greatly appreciated, but please don't post comments saying how much of a newbie i am because yes, unfortunately i AM a windows user and will be until i can teach myself (with the help of people like you Linux whizzes) how to use and operate Linux.

Thanks Again.

Old 08-06-2005, 09:26 AM   #2
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Are you trying to set up a network for other Linux boxes? Or other Windows boxes? To share files with other Linux boxes, your best bet is to look into NFS. To share files with other Windows boxes, look into SAMBA.

You can find great tutorials for both at the Linux Documentation Project ...
Old 08-20-2005, 01:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip mate.
Old 08-20-2005, 03:21 PM   #4
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A reference.

Server - HowTo (Linux Commands for Beginning Server Administrators)

Old 08-20-2005, 05:27 PM   #5
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Indeed, depends what you mean by "netwrok server", what services you wish to run? E.g. SSH. SMTP, POP3, IMAP, NFS, NIS, SAMBA, ...
Old 08-21-2005, 07:19 AM   #6
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This site should help you along a bit
ignore the bit about apt-get for debian though

it is for mandy 10.2
but still should be of use for you

have you read much about linux networking
these should help

plenty of good reading there


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