Re: HOWTO - Linux Home Server (review)
From: Doug Zimmerman (nobody_at_nowhere.non)
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2005 13:04:43 GMT
Good stuff! I've been thinking of purchasing Marcel Gagne's
_Moving_to_the_Linux_Business_Desktop_ because he covers
many of the same topics. (The business/home distinction
is immaterial, as the functions described are similar.
See the TOC on the page linked, below.)
Gagne's book is described at -
and reviewed at -
Question: Why Sendmail rather than Postfix? Sendmail is
harder to configure and much buggier...
Wishlist: Dial-on-demand for areas where DSL, Cable,
and Satelite are not available or uneconomic. ISDN and
POTS are still with us, as well as the need for backup
routing when the primary service goes down. If the
FreeSCO floppy-based router/firewall can do it...
Fedora: Seems a good choice to me. While FC1 and FC2
have had issues, FC3 apears to be pretty solid. One
advantage of Fedora for newie server admins is the
wealth of good books on Fedora and Red Hat admin.
Debian, for all its merits, lacks documentation.
The commercial distros are great, but you can't beat
the price of Fedora.
One more request for a PDF version, but wait until you
finish the other chapters.
Very nice work!
Miles Brennan wrote:
> G'day All,
> Im currently drafting an installation guide to configure Linux as a
> networked home server gateway with all the email, www, smtp, ftp, dns,
> dhcp, squid, mySQL, samba, NFS (etc) applications documented.
> The HOWTO is currently being drafted at: http://www.brennan.id.au
> I appreciate any feedback/comments on the document, particularly if the
> concepts are easy to read/understand by the newer members of the community.
> Miles Brennan.