is linux the answer?
info at norvan.net
Mon Sep 9 18:18:02 EST 2002
You'll have to excuse me as I am new to the open source Game but I would
really appreciate some help with a problem that I have.
I am currently configuring 6 client machines and a Gateway server so that I
may put together a number of Computers that will all be able to access the
same ISP 56kbs Dialup Account so that they might be able to browse the Web
and use IRC. This will be done as part of the Scout Activity JOTI and
therefore it must be robust (ie the little kiddies can't get in and play
with the OS) and 2 done for $0 (I have been collecting all sorts of old
Computers for this task)
I have decided that Linux is probably the best answer for this.(yeah!!!)
The Client Machines are all basically P1 100mhz-133mhz with 32Mb RAM and a
500Mb (or so) HDD.
The Gateway Server is a P1 166Mhz 64Mb RAM and a 4Gb HDD.
After consulting a number of friends I have been advised to use Redhat 7.1
(seawolf) with KDE as the OS should allow me to have all of the functions
that I need and that Esmith 5.5 Gatway server should be the best answer for
the Gateway server
Here are the problems
1. Is this the right kind of thinking or have I just lost it, is there
better software out there?
2. Redhat 7.1 (seawolf) with KDE takes around the 700mb space which makes
it too large for the HDDs that I am using
3. How the Smeg do you configure the esmith server to a gateway --- Is
there any good step by step help doco (other than all the stuff on esmith.org)?
4. Are there any better ways of doing this ?
5. What is a good IRC client of linux?
any suggestions would be much appreciated
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