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Linux on a server?


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#1 rigel

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 07:53 PM

Okay... with Linux/Unix I am GREEN. I just picked up an old server and I want to play! Can Linux act as server software? ( this may be a stupid question... but here, I don't have a clue) I would like to load it on my older server and connect both a Linux and XP computer. Can that happen?

Any version of Linux work better than others for this project?

I'm looking forward to finally learning Linux.


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Posted 06 March 2005 - 10:43 PM

Version of linux will be debatable. Fedora is the old redhat and may be good as a first linux test. TO answer youre question about it acting as a server, the answer is yes. You will need to configure samba.

This may help:

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/SMB-HOWTO.html

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 04:56 AM

Tiny Sofa is the simplest server OS to install...15 minutes to a running server.
http://tinysofa.org
Based on Trustix (which was built from SELinux) it is one of the most secure Linux server OS's right out of the box...good luck.

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 08:34 AM

Thanks for the help!

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