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Old 07-29-2003, 06:19 PM   #1
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very comfused with domain name and mail

Hi. I just recently obtained a DSL connection, and started intergrating into Linux (and reality as it seems), away from the Bill Gates (winblows) world. Though i have some strong programming experience, i've never done something like administrating a complete web server.

So, now that i got DSL, i though the coolest thing would be to learn how to host my own site . After some search, i felt compelt to walk on, when i suddenly fell on this board!

I have downloaded RedHat Linux 9, and i want to host my site.
I want a
  • Web Server
  • FTP Server
  • Mail Server
what do i have to do?
Detailed help is required (i've only known networks through bind .

Thanks in advance for any help you might provide.

Last edited by harvy; 07-29-2003 at 06:20 PM.
Old 07-29-2003, 09:29 PM   #2
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Well, two things I'd suggest before you even think about getting started. First, check your DSL provider's contract to be sure that you're allowed to host a site. (Most often, they will want to charge you commercial rates for sites, even if they're from your home.) Second, get used to using linux a little before you rush right in to hosting a web site. Web sites can be complicated enough without having to learn how to use a system at the same time.

That said, is a great place to start, along with this site. Of course, check out the information that your distribution comes with. That should keep you busy for a long time, and provide plenty of other links to sites you can use.
Old 08-01-2003, 11:31 AM   #3
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Lightbulb Word of Encouragement

I want to encourage and commend your efforts comrade newbie. I too started out with grand ideas and six months latter am still struggling.

I am sure that you will figure all this stuff out with time. I also started out on RH8 (almost identical to 9 as far as I can tell) and Linux is very different compared with windows.

This site is excellent. If you have time and can process enough information this site will give you everything you need to know about everything.

I recomend searching for older articles as they keep the archives for years. You might be surprises with the amount of knowledge that you can find.

Old 08-01-2003, 01:05 PM   #4
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Hola fellow newbie! I want everything on your list and more! Although I'm still struggling with the Web Server..i'm learning LOTS figuring it out tho...stay determined and good things will come!
Old 08-02-2003, 07:32 AM   #5
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The 'book of thel'

I just fell on an invaluable resource! Check out the "Linux Network Administrators Guide" book. I found it online (html format) at it explains everything (so far that i've read at leat .


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