I did not do anything special as far as setting up Fedora Core 5. Fedora came installed on the VPS. I first verified that SElinux was disabled, then proceeded with installing packages as described on the first page.
Here is a snippet of my history file:
(I chose not to install PHPmyadmin)
I got it working!! I just noticed bsquare's comments at the bottom of the first page of the tutorial. I needed to install cyrus-sasl-plain. After that, everything works perfectly! I would suggest updating the tutorial.
yum install cyrus-sasl-plain
Thank you for the wonderful tutorial!