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Installing A LAMP System With Fedora Core 6 - Page 3

2 Adjust /etc/hosts

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

vi /etc/hosts

# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.               localhost.localdomain localhost  server1

::1    server1 localhost.localdomain localhost

It is important that you add a line for and remove and server1 from the line.


3 Configure Additional IP Addresses

(This section is totally optional. It just shows how to add additional IP addresses to your network interface eth0 if you need more than one IP address. If you're fine with one IP address, you can skip this section.)

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

vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

# Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE]

Now we want to create the virtual interface eth0:0 with the IP address All we have to do is to create the file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0:0 which looks like this (we can leave out the HWADDR line as it is the same physical network card):

vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0:0


Afterwards we have to restart the network:

/etc/init.d/network restart


4 Configure The Firewall

I want to install ISPConfig at the end of this tutorial which comes with its own firewall. That's why I disable the default Fedora firewall now. Of course, you are free to leave it on and configure it to your needs (but then you shouldn't use any other firewall later on as it will most probably interfere with the Fedora firewall).



Select Disabled and press OK.

To check that the firewall has really been disabled, you can run

iptables -L

afterwards. The output should look like this:

[root@server1 ~]# iptables -L
Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination


5 Disable SELinux

SELinux is a security extension of Fedora that should provide extended security. In my opinion you don't need it to configure a secure system, and it usually causes more problems than advantages (think of it after you have done a week of trouble-shooting because some service wasn't working as expected, and then you find out that everything was ok, only SELinux was causing the problem). Therefore I disable it (this is a must if you want to install ISPConfig later on).

Edit /etc/selinux/config and set SELINUX=disabled:

vi /etc/selinux/config

# This file controls the state of SELinux on the system.
# SELINUX= can take one of these three values:
#       enforcing - SELinux security policy is enforced.
#       permissive - SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing.
#       disabled - SELinux is fully disabled.
# SELINUXTYPE= type of policy in use. Possible values are:
#       targeted - Only targeted network daemons are protected.
#       strict - Full SELinux protection.

Afterwards we must reboot the system:

shutdown -r now


6 Install Some Software

Now we install some software packages that are needed later on:

yum install fetchmail wget bzip2 unzip zip nmap openssl lynx fileutils ncftp gcc gcc-c++

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please add openssl-devel to the yum install, openssl alone is not enough for ispconfig, the installation will fail without this package


first, I'd like to thank Falko for his tremendous patience in coming up with this how to.

 I have been using his how to tutorials since he releases it for FC5 and I really make good use of it being an IT professionnal.

 I recently tried this install and got very minor problems like in "named" but one thing that really got me itching is https.  For some reason, mod_ssl was included in one of the packages but it turns out tha mod_ssl is now not integrated.  This was the reason why I couldn't make https work.

 So there you go,  yum install mod_ssl



Found one little hiccup, if you try to do step 6 without first doing an update, step 6 fails with transaction errors. Do the updates either through yum or the gui before step 6 and everything works like a charm. Great walkthrough.