The Perfect Setup - Mandrake/Mandriva 10.2 - Page 4

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2005-07-19 00:09. ::

2 Installing And Configuring The Rest Of The System

Starting the SSH Daemon

You have to start the SSH daemon before you can login via SSH (using PuTTY or something else). To do that, you first have to login as admin on the system itself, then run su and provide the password for root:

(Direct login as root is not allowed on the system itself, that's why you have to login as admin first. If you use SSH, you can directly login as root.)

Then start the SSH daemon:

/etc/init.d/sshd start


Configure Additional IP Addresses

Let's assume our network interface is eth0. Then there is a file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 which looks like this:

DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=static
IPADDR=192.168.0.100
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
NETWORK=192.168.0.0
BROADCAST=192.168.0.255
ONBOOT=yes
METRIC=10
MII_NOT_SUPPORTED=no
USERCTL=no

Now we want to create the virtual interface eth0:0 with the IP address 192.168.0.101. All we have to do is to create the file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0:0 which looks like this:

DEVICE=eth0:0
BOOTPROTO=static
IPADDR=192.168.0.101
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
NETWORK=192.168.0.0
BROADCAST=192.168.0.255
ONBOOT=yes
METRIC=10
MII_NOT_SUPPORTED=no
USERCTL=no

Afterwards we have to restart the network:

/etc/init.d/network restart


Setting The Hostname

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


Install apt For Mandrake

apt is the packaging system used on Debian. Since it cares much better for package dependencies than rpm it would be nice if we could use it on our new Mandrake system. This would save us a lot of hassle. Fortunately, apt has been ported to a lot of rpm based distributions, and is also available for Mandrake 10.2 (you will love it... :-)).

rpm -ivh ftp://ftp.lip6.fr/pub/linux/distributions/Mandrakelinux/official/10.2/\
i586/media/contrib/libapt-pkg0-0.5.15cnc6-5mdk.i586.rpm
rpm -ivh ftp://ftp.lip6.fr/pub/linux/distributions/Mandrakelinux/official/10.2/\
i586/media/contrib/apt-0.5.15cnc6-5mdk.i586.rpm

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list. It should contain the following line:

rpm ftp://ftp.lip6.fr/pub/linux/distributions/Mandrakelinux/official/10.2/i586/media/ media_info/hdlist_main main

Run

apt-get update


Install Some Software

apt-get install fetchmail wget bzip2 unzip zip nmap openssl lynx fileutils ncftp flex


Quota

apt-get install quota

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

# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
/dev/sda6 / ext3 defaults,usrquota,grpquota 1 1
/dev/sda1 /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom iso9660 user,iocharset=iso8859-1,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/sda5 swap swap defaults 0 0

Then run:

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


DNS-Server

apt-get install bind

In the Manadrake BIND package there are a few files missing (e.g. /etc/named.conf), therefore BIND will not start when you run

/etc/init.d/named start

This is nothing to worry about because all needed files are created by ISPConfig as soon as you create your first DNS record with ISPConfig.


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