[Ilugc] MDK10.0 ok for production server ?
- From: pdavid@xxxxxxxxxx (Prasanna David)
- Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 23:07:41 +0545
Raja Subramanian wrote:
Prasanna David wrote:
The server will basically run sshd, apache, ftpd, NIS, NFS(all /home NFS
mounted from the server), squid, pppd, and may be samba for our college
lab with 40 PCs. Also, it will be routing between 2 of our labs and the
Internet (will have some IPTables scripts to filter).
The "ageing/outdated" Debian Woody will do a unbeatable job. Infact
your installation would typically consume <200MB of disk space. Contact
me off-list if you need a custom Woody CD that contains all the software
Now thinking about that (debian) also. The main problem here is, I am
not the sys admin and the sys admin doesn't know much about any *nix es.
(I have my teaching job and hence cannot spend much time) So, I want
to quickly put something in place and then make him learn - he
definitely needs some GUI. Do you think webmin would be a good idea ?
The main reason I asked my friend to send me MDK10 was, I want to
introduce to the students some GNU/Linux & free s/w stuff (They are
really pathetic - using some unauthorised copies of old TurboC, etc.) I
thought that would be the best choice. So, I mostly will be installing
MDK in the clients.
You should also plan for a bit more redundancy and scalability by
offloading some services to another machine. Also from a security
standpoint, it would be better if you delegated routing/firewalling
to a different box.
The problem here is, we are facing shortage of h/w. Thats why I am
constrained to put everything in one machine. Anyway, I am planning to
get atleast one more HDD on my own.
I am also trying to move routing to a PII machine - but the CPU fan is
dead. Still looking for it.
Btw, consider adding a local DNS cache to your list of services and
invest in RAID or atleast mirrored HDDs.
Yes, named is also on the list. Mirroring in on the TODO list after I
manage to get HDDs.
Actually, here we definitely need redundancy, etc. since the h/w we get
here is so sub-standard. But at the same time, there are some
Thanks a lot,
Other related posts: