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Old 4th January 2011, 08:40
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Question Debian - The Perfect Server Setup

Hi all,

phpMyAdmin on my server was attacked with this exploit
http://www.google.com/support/forum/...e288d60f&hl=en
and there's so many tables that were filled with code to the point of no repair.
I was running FC8 and today I decided to make a switch to Debian. I'm hoping its good decision because I was debating between FC14 and CentOS? Mostly I'm worried about dependencies when installing something.

I would like to install ISPConfig 3 and make whole server more secure so this or something else does not happen again.

Right now I'm in process of backing up all my files to a attached USB drive in data center and after that I was gonna start "The Perfect Server Setup".

Can someone please provide me with link to most current ISO so that people at the data center can burn on DVD/CD and I can start install process with help howto on this site.

Also, does "The Perfect Server - Debian Lenny" for ISPConfig 3 exist?

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Can someone please provide me with link to most current ISO so that people at the data center can burn on DVD/CD and I can start install process with help howto on this site.
http://debian.org/CD/netinst/#netinst-stable

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Also, does "The Perfect Server - Debian Lenny" for ISPConfig 3 exist?
Yes:
http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-se...nny-ispconfig3
http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-se...ot-ispconfig-3
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Old 5th January 2011, 17:00
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Thanks Falko!

I thought my thread will go into archives for no replies
Wow, CD image is so small. Hopefully I won't run into any problems during the install.

I know you're supporter of Debian but can you tell me when comes to dependencies is Debian "better" then CentOS?

Like I said I was using FC8 for a while and had troubles with dependencies when installing various packages.
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Wow, CD image is so small. Hopefully I won't run into any problems during the install.
I always use the netinstall image and never had any problems.

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I know you're supporter of Debian but can you tell me when comes to dependencies is Debian "better" then CentOS?
Yes.
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I always use the netinstall image and never had any problems.


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Old 12th January 2011, 08:35
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I installed VM virtualbox and downloaded above net install .iso
I'm trying to test it first before I start messing with it on a real server.
Couple of questions:

1. What's the difference between BIND+Dovecot and MyDNS+Courier? which one is better?
2. In step 6 http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-se...ispconfig-3-p3 it talks about setting up a static ip but my server has only public ip, how do I set that up?

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1. What's the difference between BIND+Dovecot and MyDNS+Courier? which one is better?
Both work equally good; personally, I'd go for BIND + Courier, but that's just my preference.

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2. In step 6 http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-se...ispconfig-3-p3 it talks about setting up a static ip but my server has only public ip, how do I set that up?
If the VM is in a LAN, you can use an unused local IP. If it's not in a LAN, and you just have one public IP which in in use already by the host, then you need to get another public IP.
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Thanks!
I will go with Bind+Dovecot setup.
I've contacted my host and they provided me with Gateway IP and other info so Debian basic install went fine.

Now under #7 on this setup guide http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-se...ispconfig-3-p3
it says to add
Code:
deb http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main contrib non-free
but in my current /etc/apt/sources.list
I have this
Code:
# 
# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.7 _Lenny_ - Official i386 NETINST Binary-1 20101128-01:05]/ lenny main

#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.7 _Lenny_ - Official i386 NETINST Binary-1 20101128-01:05]/ lenny main

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main

deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main

deb http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main
deb-src http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main
Only difference is that setup guide has contrib non-free
do I just add another line on the buttom?
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deb http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main contrib non-free
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do I just add another line on the buttom?
No. The volatile repository lines are ok. Just proceed with the next step in the tutorial.
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You can simply add contrib non-free at the end of your existing volatile.debian.org lines.
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