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Old 5th June 2006, 13:24
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Post Perfect Install - Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Questions

Hi

Just going through the guide now and have a few (newbie) questions...

1. The partition screenshots don't show the actual partitions you have chosen, or at least I dont think it does as it says Partition #1 and Partition #5 but Partitions 2,3 and 4 aren't visible. In the previous version guide you used /var / and boot. Is this now not required in Ubuntu version 6?

2. on Page 3 you setup a root account but Ubuntu recommends using sudo for root operations instead. Also, I discovered that doing "sudo bash" would stop it asking for passwords. So, is creating a "root" account required? And if so then is it possible to delete the "admin" account setup previously as we would have two accounts with root access?

3. on Page 3 when editing /etc/network/interfaces
You have listed "network" and "broadcast" IP addresses. Are these needed here if not running the server as a DHCP server?

4. Still on Page 3, when editing the hosts file what does...
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
....do, why add localdomain here?

Using this method I couldn't get "hostname" to display my full hostname, even after re-booting. However, hostname -f worked.

To fix this I reverted to the Badger guide that said enter:
echo server1.example.com > /etc/hostname
/bin/hostname -F /etc/hostname

I also noticed that you omitted the alias "server1" from the 127.0.0.1 IP in
hosts in the 6.06 guide compared to the badger guide. I also omitted the servername from localhost in this setup.

5. When we edit vi /etc/fstab and add usrquota and grpquota to the mount points why do we add quota to "/", I thought that "/" is for the OS and that "/var" is for user data. Wouldn't it be quicker just to use quota on "/var" ?

6. on Page 5 when doing the "dpkg-reconfigure postfix" command and getting to the point that says
Other destinations to accept mail for? (blank for none) <-- server1.example.com, localhost.example.com, localhost

On my setup there are two commas before localhost as in

server1.example.com, localhost.example.com, , localhost

Was something removed there by the OS? Is it meant to be there? For my install I removed the additional comma.

7. Page 6. proFTPd setup refers to the link
http://proftpd.linux.co.uk/localsite...userguide.html
....which doesn't work (or didnt for me).

However this one does
http://www.proftpd.org/localsite/Use...userguide.html

8. Page 6, Instead of using Webalizer can we use http://www.awstats.org/ instead? I only ask as Webalizer seems quite old that hasnt been updated in several years.

9. The final stage is getting ISPConfig but the instructions kind of end here. I did the following from the command line...

1. Change to tmp folder
cd /tmp

2. Download ispconfig (got UK location from ispconfig website)
wget http://kent.dl.sourceforge.net/sourc...g-2.2.3.tar.gz

Now you can follow the instructions from: http://www.ispconfig.org/manual_installation.htm lower down the page under the "installation" heading

Other:

I discoverd that using "nano" instead of "vi" was an easier editor (from a windows users point of view) to use.

Cheers
Anim
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