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    Opinion on server install


    I was wondering what some of you opt for when installing a Linux server.
    Do you guys bother to do a custom install so you have a GUI and some other features or do you go for a server install and manage it through a shell. I guess it is a matter of taste. What do most admin go for?

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    Yes, use the gui if you installing linux it much easier for newbies and for us to that have done it a couple of times. If you are up to installing many servers, it takes to much time, then i should suggest kickstart installations or som clooning software like mondo.

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    If it's only a server and nothing else, then I wouldn't bother to install a GUI on it. I wouldn't even connect a monitor to it, but just manage it through ssh.

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    What ssh tool(client) is recommended for linux? On windows I use Putty.
    Does ssh gets installed by default on a server? Which one do you suggest, OpenSSh maybe?

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    Yep, I recommend OpenSSH. It installs by default on RedHat and probably with most other distros. It has a client as well.

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    Putty is good and also for free, otherwise i think Vandyke:s products are pretty nice SecureCRT and SecureFX.

    Its good thought to at least have classic X installed if you have any program that needs to be graphicly installed on the server...like Oracle!

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    Does Oracle require X? Are you kidding me?
    Anyway, I'd still not install an X server on the server, but only the X libs, and then using SSH's X11 forwarding feature. That way you still don't need physical access to the server.

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