OT Advice for server reinstalation

Rob Poe rpoe at plattesheriff.org
Mon Feb 27 19:20:46 GMT 2006

I'd do an upgrade from RH7.x to RH9, then upgrade from RH9 to CentOS

But that's just me :)

>>> zichovsky at trul.cz 2/24/2006 8:14 AM >>>
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) hardware.

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
must be rpm compatible (or other packaging system, but rpm is
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)
POP3/IMAP (what to use here? Dovecot? Courrier? Something else?)

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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