Best distro choise for newb & some advice pls
I'm currently running a P2 with SuSE 9.3 and a P2 with SuSE 10 as servers. Every howto I come across deals with Debian or Fedora tho.
Since I'm new to Linux (about 6 months experience on SuSE, mostly using Putty and text based yast, so limited knowledge of the commands atm) I don't know the differences between distro's.
I have 2 P2's that I want to use as 'server'.
-One for mail
-One for www,ftp,webdav
(maybe that could be done on the same box ?)
On either one, or on the free one, if the previous tasks can be safely combined (security wise) I'll also want to run SAMBA and perhaps later LDAP.
ATM I have half of it running (no mail / ldap) on 2 machines: samba on 1 (alongside a half complete postfix setup), web on the other.
I would like a few pointers as to:
- which OS would be best in my situation, taking in account the above
- what would be best-practise when I need to combine the roles mentioned on 2 systems.
I need it to be as secure as possible, in the sence that the presence of role [A] isnt a security risk for role [B], taking in account that I asked to combine them on 2 machines.
Any help/thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
**EDIT: Is it correct that "The Perfect Setup" howto deals with all of this but the SAMBA/LDAP part ? If so, the question can be skipped to which OS :/ Sorry in that case for posting without searching better.
Last edited by Planet_Jeroen; 7th March 2006 at 13:15.