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so, ive got 2003 server and network security class this semester. im about to finish up a pc ive been modding, old amd thunderbird, 256 MB ram. have to ebay ...
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- 01-30-2008 #1
few server questions
im about to finish up a pc ive been modding, old amd thunderbird, 256 MB ram. have to ebay a mbd. got it for free mbd was shot.
anyways, i want to put some form of linux on it and run it as a server. this way i can compare/contrast linux with 2003 and such.
i was wondering if anyone would recommend a few distros for me to try.
i need something kind of newb friendly, debian based wouldn't hurt as im used to ubuntu and mint.
i wouldnt mind trying a few in virtual box, or on my little partition i have for a third OS.
i was already planning to give centOS a little run and see how it does.
and one more thing
if i set up a server, could i completely monitor specific computers on a network? like all inbound, and outbound internet traffic on a specific IP address or something like that?
- 01-31-2008 #2
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- 01-31-2008 #3
To be perfectly honest, you may want to just to do Debian Etch. It obviously meets your debian-like requirement and it is one of the more "universal" (if I dare use that word in a linux forum) distros so your experience will apply in many corporate/large network situations.
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- 02-14-2008 #4
ive been late on replying to this, ive been busy in class and such
Debian it is
what would i need to install to get my server monitoring anything (including keystrokes if possible ) on a given pc connected to the network. by ip or name would be nice.
(if any of that is possible)
and what do i use for DNS
(right now in 2003 server class were doing DNS stuff so id like to be able to compare)