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  1. first-time linux server setup: general questions

    Hey all!

    I'm currently system administrator in a small company (5 clients and one
    server).
    We decided to buy a new server since the old ran windows nt 4 and
    doesn't suit our needs anymore.

    the idea came up to run a linux server. I have some Red Hat 9
    experience, but not too much and not as server either. Actually, the
    server is only a file & print-server for the clients, so the following
    things should be possible:

    Using the usb-printers Canon BJC S9000 und 900 flawlessly for the
    windows clients, as well as the Toshiba TEC B-440 printer. This is
    crucial: It's an old label printer, it's using the serial port.

    The server has a connected HP SureStore DLT40 tape which should run a
    nightly backup. It should also serve a logon script which automatically
    connects the domain clients to the mapped network drives and exectues
    some other commands.

    I'd be very interested in a client/server anti-virus solution, which
    means that the server downloads the definitions and delivers them to the
    windows (98) clients. It should be able to kill infected windows files
    on the ext3 partition as well.

    Ths server should be able to receive vpn dial-ins.
    Generally, the windows users should not see any difference compared to
    the old server.

    Is this a possible setup for a linux beginner, yet windows specialist
    within a reasonable time? I'd be very happy if you could tell me what
    software to use for backup and stuff and give me some general tips to
    avoid a lot of wasted time.

    Thank you very much
    Flavio


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  2. Re: first-time linux server setup: general questions

    In comp.os.linux.setup Flavio Kaufmann wrote:
    > We decided to buy a new server since the old ran windows nt 4


    Why not upgrade the existing one?

    > the idea came up to run a linux server.
    > server is only a file & print-server


    Then stick with Windows. It doesn't do a lot of things but those
    are fine.

    Davide

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  3. Re: first-time linux server setup: general questions

    On Sun, 15 Feb 2004 15:20:06 +0100, Flavio Kaufmann
    wrote:

    >Hey all!
    >
    >I'm currently system administrator in a small company (5 clients and one
    >server).
    >We decided to buy a new server since the old ran windows nt 4 and
    >doesn't suit our needs anymore.
    >
    >the idea came up to run a linux server. I have some Red Hat 9
    >experience, but not too much and not as server either. Actually, the
    >server is only a file & print-server for the clients, so the following
    >things should be possible:
    >
    >Using the usb-printers Canon BJC S9000 und 900 flawlessly for the
    >windows clients, as well as the Toshiba TEC B-440 printer. This is
    >crucial: It's an old label printer, it's using the serial port.
    >
    >The server has a connected HP SureStore DLT40 tape which should run a
    >nightly backup. It should also serve a logon script which automatically
    >connects the domain clients to the mapped network drives and exectues
    >some other commands.
    >
    >I'd be very interested in a client/server anti-virus solution, which
    >means that the server downloads the definitions and delivers them to the
    >windows (98) clients. It should be able to kill infected windows files
    >on the ext3 partition as well.
    >
    >Ths server should be able to receive vpn dial-ins.
    >Generally, the windows users should not see any difference compared to
    >the old server.
    >
    >Is this a possible setup for a linux beginner, yet windows specialist
    >within a reasonable time? I'd be very happy if you could tell me what
    >software to use for backup and stuff and give me some general tips to
    >avoid a lot of wasted time.
    >

    Hi,

    Get the book:

    Linux in Small Business: A Practical User's Guide.
    ISBN 1-893115-46-1

    It gets someone with windows experience to be able to
    set up all the basic server functions needed for a mixed network
    of Windows and Linux clients. You can then spend your time to figure
    out the more esoteric requirements. It is based on RH7.2, but I had
    very little difficulty in applying the instructions to a RH9 machine.

    Regards
    Anton Erasmus

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