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Old 3rd March 2006, 10:36
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Originally Posted by humph
Qu1: Can Fedora be used for this, where all mail from my isp goes into it, then we have to log on from the other 2 pc's with passwords, onto the server, in order to read emails and documets saved there?
Yes. You should use IMAP for the emails, i.e. you have an IMAP daemon installed on your server, and in your email clients (like Outlook or Thunderbird) you say you want to use IMAP instead of POP3. That way the mails stay on the server and are still available when you switch your client PCs.
To share your documents, you should use Samba.

Originally Posted by humph
Qu2: How should be the physical set up of the server. Cable from Internet to => Server Box, to=> Belkin 4 port router, =>Individual cables to each pc. Or can the Server be plugged into the router on spare port?
Plug the server into the router, and then forward all needed ports (e.g. 25 for SMTP, 143 for IMAP) from your router to your server.

Originally Posted by humph
Qu3: Is there or have I missed, a howto as excellent as your other as mentioned above, showing how to configur Fedora or any versions, by way of using the Windows look alike (Gnome?) and Samba. And not just by way of Command line?
I don't know of any tutorial that configures a system as a server and at the same time installs a desktop on it. The reason for this is simple: a desktop eats up performance, and it's a potential security hole. Of course, you can do it in your local network, but big businesses wouldn't do it.
You can use this tutorial: , and during the basic installation you can say that you also want to have a desktop.

Originally Posted by humph
Qu4: Once I have this server going, can I also use it to load a website on it one day in the future?
Yes. Just follow this tutorial: , and you have an Apache web server on your system. You can install ISPConfig ( ) on the system, because then it's much easier to create web sites and email users, etc.

But the tutorial doesn't cover the setup of Samba...
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