Keen for a Linux server!
simon at sibern.com.au
Mon Apr 29 17:21:25 EST 2002
I would probably suggest the Computer Markets for cheap. Without knowing
your budget and the number of people you want to support on your network
it is a little hard to guestimate.
I would say you could pick up memory and harddisks quite cheaply at the
markets. There is one this weekend, Sat 04 May, Old Bus Depot Building,
27 Wentworth Ave, Kingston.
I have no problems in helping/advising you with setting up a server. We
have a server that runs Redhat 7.1 with The following software/services:
Samba (using NT domain logins with roaming profiles)
DHCP (Dynamic IP)
DNS (provide local DNS and caches outside DNS calls)
Apache (for Intranet)
NTP (Time sync)
Coldfusion (We develop web applications)
Oracle 8i (database development)
Squid (internet proxy and cache)
webmin (remote administration)
I use to have the same server as the firewall but quickly came to the
conclusion that this was not a good thing. I ended up getting a Pention
133 and using that as the firewall running IPCop. Very easy to
administer with a web interface and good instructions on the web site.
I have the server configured so that if a new Windows machine is plugged
into the network then it only takes a few simple steps to configure it.
First up setting the IP address to automatic, then setting the workgroup
to our workgroup name and last setting the browser to use an automatic
configuration script for the internet connection.
I had a iMac plugged into the network the other day. It used a product
called DAVE which allowed network drives and other shared resources to be
connected. Everything else seemed to work ok.
With the transACT issue I am also hoping for the same thing. Once I have
it connected then I will use pppoe on the firewall.
Another benefit of having a seperate firewall is that it tends to
interfere less with the server if the internet connection is down.
I hope that helps a little,
Simon Haddon, E-mail: simon at sibern.com.au
Sibern Solutions Pty Ltd, 38 Beasley St, Pearce, ACT 2607
Tel: 02, 62864500, Fax: 02, 62864526
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
On 29/04/02, 4:36:15 PM, Scott Oates <greensoffice at greens.org.au> wrote
regarding Keen for a Linux server!:
> Hi All,
> Alex Pollard mentioned I should talk to you ;o)
> I work in the ACT/Australian/Global Greens Office.
> Located on the 3rd Floor, Center Cinema Building, Bunda St, Canberra
> I would dearly love some advice and possible assistance in setting up a
> Linux server for the office.
> Reasons include:
> It would allow me to network Macs and PCs
> It is more stable and effective
> If I get Transact it could be used as a firewall etc.
> And I'm sure you would know many more.
> I am also seriously hardware impaired with a very minimal budget.
> Particularly I am deficient in CPU power and Ram. but really all the
> technology is very out of date hand me downs and seriously impairs the
> performance of the office.
> So if you know where I could pick up some free/cheap bits n pieces I
> dearly love to know.
> Best wishes,
> Scott Oates
> Greens Office
> Ph. 02 6247 6305
> Fax. 02 6247 6455
> GPO Box 1108
> Canberra City, ACT, 2601
> greensoffice at greens.org.au
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