The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0) - Page 4

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Wed, 2007-10-10 16:03. ::

4 Adjust /etc/hosts

Next we edit /etc/hosts. Make it look like this:

vi /etc/hosts

127.0.0.1               localhost.localdomain localhost
192.168.0.100           server1.example.com server1

 

5 Setting The Hostname

(This step is optional.)

This is not necessary if you have set the correct hostname during the installation. You can check the current hostname with the commands

hostname
hostname -f

Both commands should show server1.example.com.

If the output shows a wrong hostname, you can set the correct one like this:

echo server1.example.com > /etc/hostname
/bin/hostname -F /etc/hostname

 

6 Configure urpmi

You can use the wizard on http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ to find out how to configure urpmi so that urpmi uses online package repositories:

For me the wizard gave back these commands that I run on the command line:

urpmi.addmedia contrib ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/Mandrakelinux/official/2008.0/i586/media/contrib/release with media_info/hdlist.cz

urpmi.addmedia --update contrib_updates ftp://carroll.cac.psu.edu/pub/linux/distributions/mandrivalinux/official/2008.0/i586/media/contrib/updates with media_info/hdlist.cz

urpmi.addmedia main ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/Mandrakelinux/official/2008.0/i586/media/main/release with media_info/hdlist.cz

urpmi.addmedia --update main_updates ftp://carroll.cac.psu.edu/pub/linux/distributions/mandrivalinux/official/2008.0/i586/media/main/updates with media_info/hdlist.cz

To disable the Mandriva 2008 DVD as a package repository, we run

urpmi.removemedia "Mandriva Linux - 2008.0 (Free) - Installer"
urpmi.removemedia "Mandriva Linux - 2008.0 (Free) - Installer (contrib)"

(This is particularly useful if your server will be in a remote location where you cannot insert the DVD.)

Now we create a script /etc/cron.daily/software_update that will autmatically be run by cron daily and looks for and installs the latest software updates on your Mandriva 2008 system. The script looks like this:

vi /etc/cron.daily/software_update

#!/bin/bash
urpmi.update updates
urpmi --auto --update --auto-select

Make the script executable:

chmod 755 /etc/cron.daily/software_update

 

7 Install Some Packages

Now we install a few packages that are needed later on:

urpmi fetchmail wget bzip2 unzip zip nmap openssl lynx fileutils ncftp flex libxorg-x11-devel gcc gcc-c++

 

8 Quota

To install the quota package, run

urpmi quota

Edit /etc/fstab to look like this (I added ,usrquota,grpquota to the partition with the mount point /):

vi /etc/fstab

/dev/hda6 / ext3 relatime,usrquota,grpquota 1 1
/dev/hda1 /boot ext3 relatime 1 2
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto umask=0022,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto umask=0022,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,exec,flush 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0

Then run:

touch /aquota.user /aquota.group
chmod 600 /aquota.*
mount -o remount /
quotacheck -avugm
quotaon -avug

 

9 DNS Server

To install the BIND DNS server, run:

urpmi bind

Mandriva 2008's BIND is running chrooted by default, therefore we need to create a few symlinks so that ISPConfig (if you want to install it) can deal with it:

cd /var/lib/named/var
mkdir -p lib/named/var
cd lib/named/var
ln -s ../../../named/ named
ln -s ../../../run/ run
cp /var/lib/named/var/named/reverse/named.local /var/lib/named/var/named/

Then start BIND:

/etc/init.d/named start


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