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Old 16th December 2004, 06:30 AM
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Post Linux Home Server HOWTO

G'day all,

EDIT: This HOWTO has been UPDATED to Fedora Core 5. (20 Jun 06)

Im currently drafting an installation guide to configure Linux as a networked home server with all the email, www, smtp, ftp, dns, dhcp, squid, mySQL, samba, NFS (etc) applications documented.

I have currently reached draft status on the first 13 (of 20 odd) chapters and am ready for interested parties to read/test it (there are some little sections still lacking). Its a high level document, so if you only want the config details (without the techo stuff) then this is for you.

I am using FC3 as the distro for the configs and file paths, and it contains some FC3 specific configurations (yum, up2date, step-by-step install guide). The FC3 specific sections will eventually be moved to annexes in later revisions, allowing it to be a more generic document supporting further distros (the plan anyway).

The HOWTO is currently located at http://www.brennan.id.au while it is being drafted and will be moved on completion.

I appreciate any feedback/comments on the document, particularly if the concepts are easy to read/understand by the newer members of the community.

The layout/format (html) still needs works.

Regards,

Miles Brennan
(aka BU)

EDIT: This HOWTO has been UPDATED to Fedora Core 5. (20 Jun 06)

Last edited by Butt-Ugly; 22nd June 2006 at 01:06 AM. Reason: Updating documentation for FC5
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Old 16th December 2004, 06:57 AM
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I breezed through the topics and it looks good. I usually go to nag2.pdf (you can check it out on tldp.org) for my networking and server configuration needs. It's nice to have one for FC3!
When I give it a more thorough read I'll give you more feedback. I just think it's great you are taking the time to do this.
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Old 16th December 2004, 09:16 AM
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I want to check it out but I couldnt reach it.
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Old 16th December 2004, 09:32 AM
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Quote:
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I want to check it out but I couldnt reach it.
That's strange, I just clicked on the link again and it was fine...
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Old 16th December 2004, 09:47 AM
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Funny I just clicked on it and it worked. :o
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Old 16th December 2004, 02:26 PM
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Wow! I was just scrolling thru some of your stuff and reading it and it looks great. I was trying to use FC2 as a firewall/router to my home network but it was giving me problems with my 2 nics not sure if its because of my intergrated nic or what but your tutorial has promted me to give it a shot again. Man if where you I would see about trying to get that published. There are no FC3 books out there yet and that on would be a great help to people to have a hard copy.

Also is there anychance you could make it so we could download it? I would like to put it on my laptop and be able to read it wether I am on the web or not.
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Old 16th December 2004, 06:20 PM
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Wow! Great howto's!
Very handy and clear information for setting up a server.

Keep up the good work!
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Old 16th December 2004, 07:07 PM
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Excellent document.
It's a good base to start from and I am sure it will improve as time goes by.
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Old 16th December 2004, 11:14 PM
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Thanks for all the positive feedback, my aim is to keep it simple (KISS), otherwise people wont use it.

Miles.
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good deal, make it as fool proof as possible, many people love a clear how to
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Old 17th December 2004, 05:07 PM
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Ok I've finished the mail server chapter (12).

Well I still need to do spamfiltering.. Its on TODO..
  • Basic Configuration
  • Starting The Services
  • Hardening Sendmail
  • Fighting Spam (TODO)
  • Antivirus Scanning
http://www.brennan.id.au/12-Sendmail_Server.html

You can get the Clam AntiVirus "clamav" and "clamav-milter" RPMs over here if you need them: http://crash.fce.vutbr.cz/

Miles.
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Old 19th December 2004, 03:09 PM
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OK, thats now 15 done - System Printing...
  • Configuring CUPS
  • Adding CUPS Printers
  • Installing The Driver File
More of a smallish chapter, but guides you through setting up a CUPS server and making the printers available for your internal workstations.

Also updating printer PPD files...

http://www.brennan.id.au/15-System_Printing.html

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Old 20th December 2004, 03:27 PM
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Excellent indeed.

Thanks for your great work and keep it up.

It will help me a lot.
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Old 20th December 2004, 04:05 PM
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Thumbs up

This is great stuff!!

Keep up the good work!
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Old 21st December 2004, 07:07 AM
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This is great.

I was looking for some material to set up radius server(Freeradius) in FC3 for my wireless ap access.

I also wanted to some materials to connect my FC3 server to my win2k server and use ntlm_auth. I guess it needs Kerberos authentication.
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