The Perfect Setup - Fedora Core 5 (64-bit)

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2006-04-11 21:21. :: Fedora | ISPConfig

This is a "copy & paste" HowTo! The easiest way to follow this tutorial is to use a command line client/SSH client (like PuTTY for Windows) and simply copy and paste the commands (except where you have to provide own information like IP addresses, hostnames, passwords,...). This helps to avoid typos.

The Perfect Setup - Fedora Core 5 (64-bit)

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Author: Falko Timme <ft [at] falkotimme [dot] com>
Last edited 12/01/2006

This is a detailed description how to set up a Fedora Core 5 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.). This tutorial is written for the 64-bit version of Fedora Core 5, but should apply to the 32-bit version with very little modifications as well.

I will use the following software:

  • Web Server: Apache 2.0.x
  • Database Server: MySQL 5.0
  • Mail Server: Postfix (easier to configure than sendmail; has a shorter history of security holes than sendmail)
  • DNS Server: BIND9 (chrooted!)
  • FTP Server: proftpd
  • POP3/IMAP server: dovecot
  • Webalizer for web site statistics

In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if you like you can install the free webhosting control panel ISPConfig (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box).

I want to say first that this is not the only way of setting up such a system. There are many ways of achieving this goal but this is the way I take. I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!

Requirements

To install such a system you will need the following:

1 Install The Base System

Boot from your Fedora Core 5 DVD or CD (CD 1).

It can take a long time to test the installation media so we skip this test here:

The welcome screen of the Fedora installer appears. Click on Next:

Choose your language next:

Select your keyboard layout:

I'm installing Fedora Core 5 on a fresh system, so I answer Yes to the question Would you like to initialize this drive, erasing ALL DATA?

Next we do the partitioning. Select Remove linux partitions on selected drives and create default layout. This will give you a smalll /boot partition and a large / partition which is fine for our purposes:

We want to remove all Linux partitions (remember, this is a fresh system), so we answer Yes to the following question:


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Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Wed, 2006-07-26 21:44.

It is perfect.  There are no typos and the grammar is perfect.

A real joy after struggling with trying to get proftpd and vhcs set up.

Now I actually have a completely working server with postfix, ftp, etc.

The only thing that would have made this perfect is if you had continued with the installation of ISPConfig.  I am a little nervous now because I have to follow ISPConfig's documentation, which I know won't be as good as yours.  Good job!!

Submitted by admin (registered user) on Thu, 2006-07-27 07:37.

The ISPConfig documentation was also written by Falko and Till, so there's nothing to worry about.

Just follow the instructions here: http://www.ispconfig.org/manual_installation.htm 

Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Wed, 2006-04-12 05:22.
Good and easy to understand. But i have one question, how do you take screen shots of the install process?
Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Fri, 2006-04-14 15:43.
i normally use vmware to capture that process
Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mon, 2006-04-24 18:17.

During any install, just hit the print screen key. The screen capture will be saved in /root. You can access it later from there.

Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Wed, 2006-04-26 09:36.

I've been following most of your perfect guides. Thanks for your effort of putting these up for newbies like me to follow.

I'd like to know when you'll put up Fedora Core 5 (not 64bit ver) for us as my box doesn't support the already guide on this site.

Thanks

Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Wed, 2006-05-03 12:16.

the only difference is on page 5 of the guide where its says this..

vi /usr/lib64/sasl2/smtpd.conf

just substitute it with

vi /usr/lib/sasl2/smtpd.conf

and thats it :)

Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Wed, 2006-05-03 12:15.

the only difference is on page 5 of the guide where its says this..

vi /usr/lib64/sasl2/smtpd.conf

just substitute it with

vi /usr/lib/sasl2/smtpd.conf

and thats it :)