Chuck Homic wrote:
On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 11:33:39PM -0500, Pete Wason
Things I might require help with:
I can't help, but.... (and mind you, these are merely my OPINIONS)
1. Samba config
Easy. Install from RPM's, and follow the instructions in
/etc/samba/smb.conf (or similar). It should take less than a few hours if
you've never done it before. Less than 30 minutes, otherwise.
Well, I've done this, but some things are not working quite right. It may have
more to do with general file/dir ownership/permissions than Samba itself. But
all the stuff I read never quite answers the questions I have.
For example: I have a www share for my /var/www/ directory. I can access this
dir, but nothing below it, and I can't write anything to it, or delete, etc.
I have to transfer stuff to my home folder, and then run over to the server and
copy/move the files into my /var/www/html folder...
2. Apache config
Again, install from RPMs, edit /etc/apache/httpd.conf as per the inline
instructions. One to a few hours again.
Once again, it may just be ownership/perms that are killing me, but what I'd
like to do is have somebody who's really familiar with this kind of thing just
check it out for glaring config errors or security holes. Should everything
under www be owned by root? or by apache? etc. I'm also using Rebol extensively
for CGI stuff.
For example: I've tried using * in conjunction with vhost configs, but I get
errors when I do this, so right now I'm using my IP, which is less than
desireable if I understand anything at all about this.
3. Disable sendmail, inst/conf tcpserver and qmail
Do whatever they say there, I swear. Step by step. First you have to
patch up the qmail dist to make it reasonable. I added at least one more
patch myself (SMTP-AUTH). 1-2 days if you've never done it before. After
I figured out what I was doing I preferred to blow away my installation
and do it again. That took 2-3 hours.
Make sure you read and understand the qmail Big Picture
). That helped me a lot in my understanding of how
qmail is put together, which in turned helped me to effectively hack in my
OK, so I'm lazy ;-) No, wait, I'm *busy*. I fear that I will try to do too much
too fast and really screw up the whole system. That's the last thing I need
right now with everything else that's going on. I've been "directed" to
my current offsite vhost/email account before the end of the week, so I don't
have a lot of time to work with (but that's really more of a personal problem,
so I'll leave it to you to ruminate as to the exact situation here). Thanks for
4. Some general Linux admin questions
5. Some special-project-related things
Well, you can certainly address the list.
Ownership/perms. Best way to keep the system up to date now that RHN is
ignoring me. Security, security, security. Installing/configuring Kylix,
Sphereserver, et al. All of the above, etc.
6. Possibly ditching RH8 and moving to YD or
Dell will tell you to suck it, support-wise, if you do that. But you
might be happier in the long run. The system I set up had some
unfamiliar-to-me hardware such as as raid controller, system monitoring
stuff, so we chose to leave it stock.
If you do this, I'd recommend making it step 1, instead of 6, however. :)
Yes ;-) The likely Dell response is why I haven't moved on this already. I
wonder what Dell is thinking in regards to RH's move - seems like RH dropped a
big customer support issue in Dell's lap. I think YD is cool, even though I
don't really know how it staxup against the alternatives, and Debian is one of
the distros approved for another machine I'm betatesting (Pegasos).
Thanks for the reply, and TIA for any future helps/ideas/infos...