Starting from scratch
dnsadmin at 1BIGTHINK.COM
Tue Apr 5 20:40:23 IST 2005
At 03:17 PM 4/5/2005, you wrote:
Please see inline comments
>Thanks for more information on this all.
>To see if I understand you correctly DNSAdmin, I understood that you when
>you say centos, you mean centos 4? You reference centos otherwise as centos
No, CentOS has had versions 3.0 - 3.4 iso distros with applied updates
throughout the life of RedHat ES 3.0 while RedHat only had version ES 3.0
with constant updates (that you have to pay to get support for).
>I do not understand your line of:
>" selinux can be set to disabled / warn during installation."
>Please explain :)
The selinux part is what I was warning about, though Dhawal, referring to
this fact knows more about it than I do.. that's why my description was so
vague about CentOS 4.0/RedHat ES 4.0 and Dhawal was more precise.
You'll be a lot more familiar with the CentOS 3.4.
You'll have a whole new kernel and selinux to deal with in 4.0. You chose!
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dhawal Doshy [mailto:dhawal at NETMAGICSOLUTIONS.COM]
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 11:58 AM
> > To: MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
> > Subject: Re: Starting from scratch
> > 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: http://www.mailwatch.com/
> > ??
> > >> 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.
> > >
> > selinux can be set to disabled / warn during installation.
> > Also centos comes with mysql4 (for mailwatch if required) and SA 3.0.1
> > so that is nice. It is quite simple to install (as easy as rh9 or centos
> > 3.x). Plus yum is faster..
> > If you use postfix, (though i think not) you get v2.1 opposed to v2.0 in
> > centos4 and finally it comes with kernel 2.6 (as compared to 2.4 in
> > centos v3.x)
> > If you have some time at your disposal, it'll be best if you try out
> > both options before finalising.
> > - dhawal
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