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X1R1
April 29th, 2009, 06:38 AM
Hello! im a computer technitian and I have been encouraging for the past week to change our windows 2003 server system at work to an ubuntu server one. This server is only used for proxy and corporate antivirus.

I have NEVER installed installed ubuntu server before, so I downloaded and printed the ubuntu server guide to give it a read. It doesnt seem complicated to install and switch.

I do have experience in networking though, im Cisco CCNA and just about to finish a degree in networking and telematics, but no server configuration experience.

Current windows 2003 server has microsoft proxy server (the main reason why we want to switch, its completely obsolete and crashes everytime leaving the company without a reliable internet connection) DNS server and corporate antivirus.

So...I want to give ubuntu server a try by installing a test proxy, DNS and antivirus in it and connect this server to the network with different DNS and proxy address, and configure some machines to go through it. Then if everything goes ok, install ubuntu replacing the windows 2003 server and switch permanently.

So, here are my questions:
-Is this hard to do?

-Can I install ubuntu server on a decent desktop machine to make this tests? -say a core 2 duo 1Gb of RAM 260 GB hard drive and 100mbps network card (think this would be better 1Gbps card)-

Sorry for the long post but I want to be sure everything is clear, if you need any more info just ask!

Thanks for any advice you could give me! I would really appreciate it!

kerry_s
April 29th, 2009, 08:25 AM
-Can I install ubuntu server on a decent desktop machine to make this tests? -say a core 2 duo 1Gb of RAM 260 GB hard drive and 100mbps network card (think this would be better 1Gbps card)-

sure you can, it doesn't even need to be that good, i used this 450mhz 256mb laptop to learn way back.

the server is none gui, command line, so you just need to learn your way around and the basic commands. i recommend "mc" file manager if your not use to linux commands.

after you install the server run:
sudo apt-get install mc

then just run it with> mc <or> sudo mc <to work as root.

if you don't want to use a file manager look here:
http://www.ss64.com/bash/

X1R1
April 29th, 2009, 08:45 AM
Thanks for your reply.

I think that the guide pretty much describes the commands used to configure it, and I read somewhere that you can install the complete desktop, configure it, and then uninstall it.

I will sure check that file manager you mentioned as soon as I have everything set up.

Thanks!!

any more advice and tips you guys can give me? post post post!!! :lolflag:

bigbearomaha
April 29th, 2009, 05:26 PM
This forum is chock full of server posts.

search search

netztier
April 29th, 2009, 08:14 PM
any more advice and tips you guys can give me? post post post!!! :lolflag:


Always: the official Ubuntu Server Guide (https://help.ubuntu.com/9.04/serverguide/C/index.html)

regards

Marc

X1R1
April 29th, 2009, 08:30 PM
Always: the official Ubuntu Server Guide (https://help.ubuntu.com/9.04/serverguide/C/index.html)

regards

Marc

Already had it and reading it

X1R1
April 29th, 2009, 08:33 PM
This forum is chock full of server posts.

search search

I know the forum is full of this type of posts, but I think this is a little different cause its pretty specific

regards