The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 11 - Page 3
4 Configure the Network settings
We use Yast, the OpenSuSE system management tool to reconfigure the network card settings. After the first boot, the system is configured to get the IP address with DHCP. For a server we will switch it to a static IP address.
Select "Network Devices > Network Settings":
Select your network card and then Edit:
Select "Statically assigned IP address" and enter the IP address, subnet mask and hostname and save the changes by selecting "Next":
Now select "Hostname/DNS" and enter the hostname and nameservers:
Now select "Routing" and enter the default gateway and click on "Finish":
Now restart the network:
To configure the firewall, select "Security & Users > Firewall" in Yast.
Then add the following services to the list of allowed services:
Select "Advanced" and enter the TCP ports 80, 81 and 443:
And select "Next" to save the changes.
5 Install Some Software
Now we install a few packages that are needed later on. Run
yast2 -i findutils readline libgcc glibc-devel findutils-locate gcc flex lynx compat-readline4 db-devel wget gcc-c++ make vim telnet cron iptables iputils man man-pages
If you're on a 64-bit system (only then!), you must also do this:
To install quota, run
yast2 -i quota
Edit /etc/fstab to look like this (I added ,usrquota,grpquota to the mountpoints / and /srv):
touch /aquota.user /aquota.group
mount -o remount /
Dont be worried if you see these error messages
quotacheck: WARNING - Quotafile //aquota.user was probably truncated. Cannot save quota settings...
7 DNS Server
yast2 -i bind bind-chrootenv bind-devel bind-utils
Then we add the system startup links for BIND and start it:
chkconfig --add named
Bind will run in a chroot jail under /var/lib/named.