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Hi, im looking to set up a fileserver, dhcp etc internet server and am wondering about the specs for an easy to use and install server. The machine needs to serve windows xp machines. Looking at knoppix and wondering if a PII233 with 256mb ram and 4gb hd will do the job and using a usb alcatel adsl modem? or is the machine going to be too weak? TIA J...

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    Hi,
    im looking to set up a fileserver, dhcp etc internet server and am wondering
    about the specs for an easy to use and install server. The machine needs to
    serve windows xp machines.
    Looking at knoppix and wondering if a PII233 with 256mb ram and 4gb hd will
    do the job and using a usb alcatel adsl modem? or is the machine going to be
    too weak?

    TIA
    J


    JogW Guest

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    Hi,

    I use Debian, I only need a few floppies and the rest is downloaded from
    the internet.
    My server is smaller, but I only have four users...


    JogW <com> schreef op Wed, 28 Jan 2004 16:08:30
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    JayDay Guest

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    On Wednesday 28 Jan 2004 4:08 pm, JogW uttered these immortal words:
     

    The specs of the machine will be ok. The obvious question is how much space
    will you need for files and will 4GB be enough?

    Pay very careful attention to security if you're going to run the machine as
    an Internet gateway and file server on the same box. I'd recommend using a
    seperate box as the gateway or using an ADSL modem/router but that may not
    be possible for you.

    --
    Andy.

    Andy Guest

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    "Andy Fraser" <com> wrote in message
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    >
    > The specs of the machine will be ok. The obvious question is how much[/ref]
    space 
    I have got a 60Gb drive for data drive at the moment it is running of one of
    the windows machines..
     
    as 
    I could set up a seperate box but would like to try to keep it to just one
    box for it all. Do you know of any good site how to set up the security so I
    do not miss anything as i am very new to linux.
    Thanks


    JogW Guest

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    JogW uttered the immortal words:

    <snip> 
    > as 
    > I could set up a seperate box but would like to try to keep it to just one
    > box for it all. Do you know of any good site how to set up the security so
    > I do not miss anything as i am very new to linux.[/ref]

    I used:
    man iptables
    http://www.netfilter.org
    The O'Reilly book "Building Internet Firewalls"

    There may be some useful stuff at http://www.tldp.org too.

    --
    Andy.
    Andy Guest

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    "JogW" <com> wrote in message
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    wondering 
    to 
    will 
    be 

    I used ClarkConnect(.org) for some time, but there are many similar
    NAT/Firewalll/Router/DHCP/Fileserver-distro's around (try linux.org's list
    under minimalist or security enhanced or distrowatch).
    In "my days" Clarkconnect used a very intuitive interface (webbased) and
    integrated perfectly into a Win environment as a file/dhcp/server/firewall
    etc. It is free (look for the personal use edition).

    hope it helps,

    Olivier


    Olivier Guest

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    "Olivier" <tmfweb.nl> wrote in message
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    Thanks that sounds very interesting indeed, just what i could do with, is it
    easy to install and set up? as I have very very limited experiance, and last
    time i really messed up installing debian 3..


    JogW Guest

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