OT Advice for server reinstalation

Nigel kendrick support-lists at petdoctors.co.uk
Fri Feb 24 14:24:02 GMT 2006

I'd skip Fedora and put CentOS top of the list - it's a generic recompile of
Red Hat Advanced Server - I'm running it on 5 servers. 




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Sent: 24 February 2006 14:14
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Subject: OT Advice for server reinstalation

Hi There!

My old RedHat 7 on server is comming to end of life, as some things are not
working correctly (but vital services like mail server and MS are still
runing OK) so I am preparing for clean neew OS install on same (old)

HW is pretty old, it is PIII900 with 256MB RAM, SCSI HDDs on Mylex
AcceleRAID 170 PCI RAID Controller (one RAID0 array) (Yes, I know that 256MB
is low, but it realy was enough in our enviroment, swaping occured only in
rare occasions.) I can't get new HW, have to use this one.

I am asking for advice which Linux distribution and products to use.

Distribution have to be completely free (fully downloadable from internet),
must be rpm compatible (or other packaging system, but rpm is preffered),
must support my old HW (with RAID card), must be "admin friendly" as I am
not "big linux guru".

Main Services which will be run on server (which are running also now)
Sendmail POP3/IMAP (what to use here? Dovecot? Courrier? Something else?)
Apache MailScanner SpamAssassin MailWatch Samba WebMin MySQL FireBird

DHCP, DNS and firewall are running on other servers 

I am thinking of Fedora Core 4 distribution. But I am open for other
suggestion from more knowlegeable people here.

Thanks in advance for suggestions.

With regards
Pavel Zichovsky (zichovsky at trul)

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