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Re: Looking for Help in several areas

Rodolfo J. Paiz wrote:
On Tue, 2005-04-05 at 08:01 -0400, Tim Holmes wrote:

The specific areas that I am hitting problems include

- Establishing a DAV server for mozilla calander
- Getting samba working properly in a WIN 2003 Server domain
(authentication / File sharing)
- Establishing a Local Time Server
- Establishing a Fedora Core Repository for updates
- Properly configuring Sendmail
- Properly configuring Mailman
- Implementing some kind of internal IM for our school (Jabber looks
like the most likely candidate)
- Getting NIS (if necessary working)
- Getting NFS working among Linux boxes
- Preparing for FC3 upgrade to all of my FC2 boxes

That's a heck of a list you have there. But it's pretty much all "on-
topic" for this list. Just post your questions separately, so that each
discussion can be about a single topic. And in each one, give as much
detail as you can (including what you have tried and where you have
succeeded or failed). Make it easier for others to help you.

I have two documents which may help you. The first is my "Bare-Bones
Server HOWTO" which deals with the installation of a minimal server,
reasonable security measures to reduce the risk, and the firewall
configuration for that box. It is not yet 100% complete but it will at
least be useful to you.

The other is the "Sendmail SMTP AUTH HOWTO". It will help you quickly
configure a working Sendmail installation to allow roaming users to
relay through that server, without opening up unnecessary security holes
or making you do much work. It is only one step in setting up a good
mail server, but it may be useful.

Both documents can be found in the Linux section of Simpaticus.com:


Two other comments. One is that if you're "preparing to upgrade" a bunch
of boxes, you might want to consider waiting for the release of FC4
which is not that far away. The other is that I would suggest first
working on basic network services (router, firewall, DHCP, DNS, NTP),
then approaching the rest in descending order of priority for your work
requirements. But try to do one thing at a time, or two at most...
you'll likely get more done in less time that way.

Other resources have already been posted, and surely you'll see others
soon. Cheers,

Missed the original post but this I would start looking at the Linux Documentation Project.
Look through the how to's and guides for the topics.

Many of these may already be on your computer if you installed all the documentation. Check under /usr/share/doc/

Robin Laing

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