[oclug] Workgroup Server
burns at burnsmacdonald.com
Wed Feb 28 22:16:08 EST 2001
On Wed, 28 Feb 2001, Kirrily Robert wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 28, 2001 at 05:24:43PM -0500, Jason Holmes wrote:
> > Hi Group,
> > I am setting up a lan for a local museum (Diefenbunker, Canada's Cold
> > War Museum) and would like to set up a linux
> > fileserver/mailserver/Printserver for the Lan of about 7 computers and I
> > have no idea where to start! I have a machine for the server, Pentium
> > 200MMX - 10Gig HD - 64 Megs of ram. Right now the server has Caldera
> > Open linux 2.4 EDesktop on it. The computers on the lan are 486's
> > running windows 95 and I need it to be setup so people can login to a
> > machine and access their files on the linux server and check their
> > email. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> I'd suggest the e-smith server and gateway distribution ;)
eSmith is fine, Kirrily, but there is no need to tell Jason to change distros,
except perhaps for your own employment interests - bit cheeky, that.
His Caldera eD2.4 is a standard Linux distro that, like almost all distros, has
everything that Jason needs to set up a mini LAN such as he has described....
including webmin, which is a rather handy gui-based server admin tool,
especially for those who are inexperienced and/or command line challenged.
Jason, your configuration will depend on exactly what type of services you want
to set up, e.g. mail, file & print services, etc. Try prowling around the
Caldera-oriented Step x Step site at www.linux.nf and you should find lots of
easy to understand and easy to implement instructions and hints. Start with
"Networking", then check out "Samba" (especially if some of the clients are
Windows PCs) and "Mail". If you are going to connect to the "outside world",
especially via a continuous connection, don't overlook some of the topics under
"Security" and "FUQ".
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