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Old 09-19-2003, 12:48 PM   #1
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hey guys,

i got a small problem here it goes -- hope you guys can help --

we as the IT dept of this company is not very familiar with Unix/Linux. all our os is win2k or xp. so where is the problem?

well we have a ftp server in a remote location (dedicated server withthe isp ) since its our server .. we can use PCanywhere (norton) to access it remotly as in we can restart / view our desktop anything we want. but since the ftp server gets wacked by four survailance camera(those cameras upload 5kb per second each) from 8 am to 3PM and it keeps on going down, we want to try our luck with a linux server i was thinking about mandrake 9,

any way the problem is as such ... i need to make sure if something happens i need to access it remotly just like i would from my win2k machine to the win2 svr in the remote site with pcanywhere..

so in breif if i gotyou confused any where.... i need to access from a win2k machine to a linux server on a diffrent location ... i have a live ip on both sides backed up behind a firewall i can map ports anything as such
Old 09-19-2003, 12:57 PM   #2
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for remote access you should find ssh more than adequate, you can even run X11 through it if you need a GUI
Old 09-19-2003, 01:00 PM   #3
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First off not to start a distro war, but I am not sure I would use Mandrake, it seems to be more of a personal desktop distro, you could go with Redhat or Slackware, totally your choise though.

Most servers do not have a gui running so a product such as PcAnywhere is not going to do much good there. You would just have to command line in with ssh, I use a program called putty for windows to command line into my linux servers. Also you could do most things admin wise in a great program called webmin You can do most administrative tasks right through your web browser.

As for performance I think the linux will win hands down, I have a cache server running that had 4000k/s at least running through it steady and it has been up over 2 months without a reboot or any maintenence ( I need to get a couple of patches on it now though :-)

Hopefully I have helped in some way.
Old 09-19-2003, 01:00 PM   #4
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You will be able to ssh into the Linux box using the win32 putty client. That will give you console access. If you want to access X with your favorite window manager running you could use a program called vnc to see the graphical stuff.


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