Suse 9.2 DNS, Mail Server Advise & Help wanted
From: Hans (hans_at_no-spam.xxx)
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 03:25:45 GMT
We have NT-4 Small Business Server used as server and workstation and 7 diskless
WFW (Windows for Workgroups) PC's. The PCs are connected via Ethernet, booting
of boot floppies and load the operating system and custom accounting software
from the server and internal e-mail. Most of the PCs are in a open warehouse
and factory and last on average 6 to 12 month before being destroyed by the
environment or stolen. The replacement PCs are purchased second hand at up to $
50.- per system.
It is planned to replace the accounting / order / invoicing system with a
version that uses a standard web browser for data entry and lookup and to
replace NT-4 Business Server cum Workstation with Suse 9.2 Linux Server cum
Workstation, provide dial in for the sales reps to look up stock, enter orders
and company e-mail from the notebooks they will get.
The network consists of a D-Link DI-704P connected to a cable modem, a passive
hub and UTP5 and a long run of Thick Ethernet RG8U Cable. Static IP addresses
in the 192.168... range and host files are used. There is no Internet access
for the workstations.
Installing Suse 9.2 a test system was a breeze, Web access works. Sending and
receiving e-mail using K-Mail direct from my mailbox with the ISP works. The
test workstation running DOS 6.2 with WFW on top can ping the Suse Box and in
reverse. The DOS 6.2 and WFW are later to be replaced by Linux that can be
booted of a boot ROM or floppy and loaded from the server and run on a diskless
PC (386, 486 and old P5's with 1 to 4 MB ram). CD Drives, USB devises or similar
are not suitable.
I need assistance to set up the Name Server, IMAP, POP and Webmail server for
use by the workstations.
Any advice, and assistance will be appreciated.