Re: [aclug-L] Setting up my own server...
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On Tue, 25 May 1999, Patrick Klee wrote:
> - My own domain name.
Troy, want to take this one? :)
O'Reilly: DNS and BIND.
> - My own news server.
Do you have massive amounts of bandwidth and disk space?
Do you really want a news server, or just access to news?
Look into inn. Also, "Managing Usenet" by O'Reilly.
> - My own mail server, for my employees to access from my computer.
Set up the network, tweak sendmail.
See the bat book by O'Reilly.
> - My own FTP server.
There's a HOWTO somewhere on metalab.unc.edu/LDP on setting
up anonymous ftp. non-anonymous ftp already exists, just run ftpd.
> - Changing from root to my own username so I can't get a virus.
And it's not just virus avoidance, it's idiot-proofing things.
> Also, what program comes with Linux RedHat 5.2 that
> you can make Webpages with?
I use vi and pico.
O'Reilly: Apache, "Building Your Own Website".
> What do I need to do all of this and where
> can I find step-by-step guides to set all of this up.
A 386 with 8+ meg of memory, LOTS of FAST disk space if you're
going to run a news server, lots of patience, some time, and books
(O'Reilly recommended (http://www.oreilly.com or
Also, if you installed the documentation, look in /usr/doc
and the related manpages.
Hope you like to read (and tinker) :)
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