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Old 10-15-2004, 12:27 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

Ive been asked to setup a Linux file server for the office network, Im pretty good when it comes to troubleshooting windows and Ive always been meaning to get around to switching to Linux and this is sorta forcing me to so what the hell I'll run with it. Im genuinelly surprised at how much Ive learned over the past couple of days from simply installling RedHat, its a far cry from what it was about two years ago. I thought Linux would be a hell of alot worse but its not too bad actually.

Anywho the machine just has to be a basic file server with protected shares, if possible remote admin via web interface would be great, some logging information and automated updating and it should be fairly secure (the boss is pretty paranoid!). Has any body done this before? If so what did distros and programs did you use and what were your experiences? Any reccomendations would be really appreciated.


I was thinking of using Debian, Ive read that its rock solid stable can be compiled spedifically for performance but its a bitch to install and maintain.

PDD
 
Old 10-15-2004, 01:08 PM   #2
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You could start off by beta testing Slackware, Mandrake, SuSE, or Red Hat.

Try installing these distros without a GUI to maximize their potential as servers. But if you need some where to start, a GUI can help.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 03:55 AM   #3
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Non GUI

Hey,

I think non-GUI is a lil over my head right now. The load wont be too intensive and I can always migrate to a new server later. Cheers for the advice though. d

Dave
 
Old 10-18-2004, 04:48 AM   #4
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Originally posted by PDD

I was thinking of using Debian, Ive read that its rock solid stable can be compiled spedifically for performance but its a bitch to install and maintain.

PDD

In my opinion you heard wrong Here is a set of screenshots that walk through the install
http://osdir.com/shots/slideshows/sl...se=135&slide=1
You can get slideshow installation screenshots for a lot of distros.

Maintance is easier with Debian. apt-get is a wonderful tool and it works better that the same name tool in other distros.
 
  


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