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Old 07-11-2003, 10:00 AM   #1
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Small Linux Distro

I'm a n00bie to linux but im looking for a small-ish linux distro that is fairly simple to use for the following things

I want to run an FTP Server
HTTP Server
with mysql database access

Ive used redhat a little and found adding ftp users was a pain.

any ideas guys ?

Old 07-11-2003, 10:24 AM   #2
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check in is a floppy distro but yopu can install it in hard disk too
Old 07-11-2003, 07:48 PM   #3
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Freesco is listed on that section of the page, along with some others.

The only tiny distros I've used have been Basic, Mu, and Floppix - well, I more "booted" Floppix than "used it:, which is true of PicoBSD, as well. Can't say how they'd do for your purposes, but Basic is a pretty nifty all-around floppy distro that can be transferred to hard drive.

There's this, which is broader than just firewalls. If you wanted something Red Hattish but not Red Hat, it sounds like ClarkConnect might do you.
Old 07-12-2003, 12:58 AM   #4
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The perfect thing for you

Check out OpenNA. I bought thier book (It is impressive btw!) and it came with a copy of thier distro. It is based off of RH but stripped down to the bones and runs very smooth. Overall it is a great server distro:

Buy thier book! The knowledge you will learn is worth it.
Old 07-15-2003, 06:02 PM   #5
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you could get the mini iso of freebsd and it instals a base system and you download whatever you want to run on it like ftp, ssh, etc etc
Old 07-15-2003, 06:41 PM   #6
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I know you say you are a newbie, but if you really want to set up a decent server you are going to need to read stuff anyway. I suggest you give slackware a try, it can be made VERY small indeed. It even comes with ZipSlack which is a good candidate to suit your needs and comes in at under 100meg (to fit on a zip disk, or anywhere else...)



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