[Fwd: Re: [CentOS] School Server Setup]

Sorin at Gmail sorin.srbu at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 14:11:52 UTC 2008


Alain Terriault <> scribbled on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 3:55 PM:

How do you mean "big sophisticated setup"? 

I think CentOS is rather easy to setup, in fact CentOS was the OS of choice when I first started with linux. I'm not fishing for flaming or trolling, just curious on why you think like you do. 8-)


> Hi Harry,
> 
> Has much has I like Centos and RH for big sophisticated setup, it would
> not be my first choice for your project.
> 
> For 25 systems and if you want this done without spending to much time,
> Clarkconnect would by my first choice for server side OS (#2 would be SME).
> 
> For me CentOS x64 is #1 choice for enterprise (+500 users with Terabytes
> of storage ) sever solution.
> If you have little experience configuring a RH server, get ready to
> spend lots of time getting everything going as nicely as Clarkconnect
> does it.
> 
> For the clients side, my favorite flavor of Linux is Ubuntu.
> 
> cheers,
> alain
> 
> Harry Sukumar wrote:
>> 
>> Hello All!!!
>> 
>> I was wondering if you can help me little bit….
>> 
>> 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 
>> 
>> The school has only till grade 6
>> 
>> They have 25 machines that was bought out of the government grant but
>> none of the machines come with windows
>> 
>> I was asked by the school president to setup lab infrastructure
>> currently they have Internet (Dynamic) with only two machines connected
>> 
>> I have asked them to change the plan to Static IP address which I
>> presume will be done some time this week
>> 
>> I have decided to go Linux on all the machines including the server
>> 
>> 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 
>> 
>> Currently what’s in my mind is to setup fedora on all desktop and
>> CentOS5 as my server with following services configured
>> 
>> Proxy-squid (all the traffic to pass through)
>> 
>> Firewall
>> 
>> Apache
>> 
>> Squirrel mail
>> 
>> DNS
>> 
>> DHCP
>> 
>> I am not sure where to start with this project
>> 
>> Your help will be highly appreciated by the little kids who have never
>> even touched a computer before in there life!!!
>> 
>> --
>> 
>> Many Thanks
>> 
>> Harry
>> 
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