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Old 07-25-2003, 12:29 AM   #1
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Questions on RH 9 (needs help...ASAP)


Hi peeps!Im really new to Linux,but im assigned to make a server for the office's new DSL connection. Do i really need 2 LAN cards? Where can i be able to see step by step procedures on installing. By the way, i need to install squid and qmail on my server,plus the DNS...oh my....
 
Old 07-25-2003, 04:19 AM   #2
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Whew, good luck! Those are some decent setups and take a bit of time... You could also hunt down an RPM I'm sure though, maybe even use synaptic to get it all running, that'd be nice Then follow it all up with a webmin setup for admin to it all. www.webmin.com And synaptic can be found at www.freshmeat.net OR www.freshrpms.net

As far as the 2 Lan cards, possibly, depends on what you have got and what you will be doing as far as what machines and hardware will be doing what.

If you've got a standalone router, such as one from d-link or Linksys or Cisco, then no, you shouldn't need 2 LAN cards, however if your linux box IS going to be that router or something like it, then yes, you will likely need more than 2 though, something like 1 plus the amount of computers that will be running through it. Unless of course it's even more complex, in which case it will take more than just that, or even possibly less. Really depends on how things will be setup.



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Old 07-25-2003, 04:22 AM   #3
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Moderator Note:

In the future, if you could please not use words like ASAP and "I need help now!" in the title, that would be great. It will help you to get more answers as several of the guru's will bypass questions marked as such, others will assume they don't have time in their free time to "urgently" help you It's all our free time here, so everyone DOES help ASAP

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Old 07-25-2003, 08:42 AM   #4
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With regard to the documentation, you may obtain Redhats official installation guide from distribution mirrors, eg ftp.sunet.se/pub/os/Linux/distributions/redhat/redhat/linux/9/en
Here you will find a "doc" directory it contains the installation guide.
Please note that I have used this mirror as an example you'll probably find it's quicker to use a mirror in your locale. Squid comes standard with RHL 9, to see if it's installed use this command " rpm -qa | grep squid " if it is not you can either use " redhat-config-packages " GUI package management tool or use " rpm " command line tool ( all this info is in the configuration documentation in the directory listed above ). "qmail"! This is an excellent smtp server, it is complicated to configure, if your serious about using it though, I suggest you go to www.lifewithqmail.org there you will get all the info you need, however, get yourself familiar with linux first, use the official documentation ( from the directory listed above ) to setup RHL 9 to provide all your required networking services then install RHL 9 on a redundant PC and use it to test your qmail configuration. My first time setting up qmail on a commercial server turned into a headache and took much longer than anticipated, I lost a few quid on that job!!
 
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Thank you very much for that reply...
 
  


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