[CentOS] School Server Setup

lingu hicheerup at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 05:20:38 UTC 2008


Hi,

 For your setup i i will suggest you to follow the implementation in below
manner.


Desktop: Fedora is a good move but check out the stable version and
install.I recommend u either fedora6 or fedora 8.Keep in mind if you want to
run kde desktop then u need at least 512MB ram.GNOME is  the alternative
desktop comes with fedora.


Server: Go with centos 5

Configure proxy and dhcp  and dns first.


Test it from all clients for the internet access.

Once it is fine then go with apache and squirrel mail.sendmail comes along
with centos so tha u can tweak certain parameters in sendmail to get your
things done for mailingg with squirrel mail.


After you  tested all of the  above then setup iptables for security.


I will suggest you to go thru the  below links  for basic linux
configuration.



http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/

Regards
lingu subramanian





On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 10:33 AM, Harry Sukumar <hsukumar at bond.edu.au>
wrote:

>  Hello All!!!
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> I was wondering if you can help me little bit….
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> I am trying to help (voluntary service) a country side school (Aboriginal
> community) in Northern Queensland Australia setup lab infrastructure, it's a
> very remote school and they don't have enough funds to go commercial
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> The school has only till grade 6
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> They have 25 machines that was bought out of the government grant but none
> of the machines come with windows
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> I was asked by the school president to setup lab infrastructure currently
> they have Internet (Dynamic) with only two machines connected
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> I have asked them to change the plan to Static IP address which I presume
> will be done some time this week
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> I have decided to go Linux on all the machines including the server
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> Could some one please cast some light on how I can carry on with this
> project, I am not sure where to start and I am fairly new to Linux and
> system administration world
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> Currently what's in my mind is to setup fedora on all desktop and CentOS5
> as my server with following services configured
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> Proxy-squid (all the traffic to pass through)
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> Firewall
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> Apache
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> Squirrel mail
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> DNS
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> DHCP
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> I am not sure where to start with this project
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> Your help will be highly appreciated by the little kids who have never even
> touched a computer before in there life!!!
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> --
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> Many Thanks
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> Harry
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