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    Need to make a virtual server to practice on


    I am trying to learn linux and want to make a virtual server on my computer. Think i am going to use centos for it and was wondering what kind of stuff should i make it do. Like an email server or something like that to get to grips with this operating system.I am figuring just making the server would be a good learning experience. Also forgot to mention i am a total newb in linux.
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    Hi

    here is a small tutorial of a simple server installation with centos
    The Perfect Server - CentOS 6.3 x86_64 (Apache2, Courier, ISPConfig 3) | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

    and once you have centos running you can put sendmail on it

    Configuring Sendmail SMTP server on CentOS & Scientific Linux | Unixmen

    Good luck

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    Hello and welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneless View Post
    Think i am going to use centos for it and was wondering what kind of stuff should i make it do.
    Here is a list of things that I think you ought to consider, in no particular order:

    • Install and configure a web server (Apache)
    • Install and configure the firewall (iptables)
    • Install and configure an NFS server for exporting directories to NFS clients
    • Install and configure Samba for sharing resources with Windows (and other) clients. In particular, set up sharing of home directories and printing
    • Install and configure Email (you got that already)
    • Set up LDAP directory authentication (not for the feint of heart...)
    • Enable and configure SELinux (also not for the feint...)
    • Configure auditd, if SELinux is too much for starters
    • Familiarize yourself with package management (rpm, yum, gpk-update-viewer) and do a full system update
    • Set up a virus scanner (some think..but it is Linux! well, if you have Windows users accessing via Samba, or are using as an Email gateway...you get the idea) - check out ClamAV or AVG


    That oughta get you rollin'

    Also forgot to mention i am a total newb in linux.
    Oh, not for long!

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