Starting from scratch

Scott Silva ssilva at SGVWATER.COM
Tue Apr 5 17:40:52 IST 2005

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DNSAdmin wrote:
> At 10:40 AM 4/5/2005, you wrote:
>> Hhmm... thank you for all of the replies.  I was just about to install
>> red
>> hat 9 just because I have the media already and it seemed to me it
>> would be
>> stable.  Majority people are talking Centos.
>> I will go centos if everyone thinks it is good.
>> Is the mailwatch you are speaking of this:  ??
>> I have not used centos before at all, is it a simple setup such as red
>> hat?
>> Also I will have to look into up2date as I have not heard of it either.
> Hey Billy,
> I had suggested earlier that you take a look at CentOS 3.4 as opposed to
> the 4.0 route. The reason is you will be a a lot more familiar with it and
> will have less headaches with implementation.
> The 4.0 version is much more secure, but you have to disable those security
> capabilities to get the OS to behave with MailScanner and a whole other
> mess of services.
> Cheers!
And 3.4 is based on RedHat Enterprise 3 which shared code base with
RedHat 9. So technically you are still using 9, but have a good update
path for at least 2 and a half more years.

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