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    Lightbulb Web Server Installation: Might Help Ubuntu LAMP

    I found this LINK while I was looking for different information on how to install web servers.
    I'll be testing this and fixing the problems as well so it can work with Ubuntu.
    Any question let me know please.
    Last edited by haryoh; April 24th, 2008 at 07:48 PM. Reason: changed my mind

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    Re: Web Server Installation: Might Help Ubuntu LAMP

    it is WAY easier than that to install a webserver on ubuntu:
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install lamp-server
    done.

    postfix - comes pre-installed from what i remember.
    webmin - is not available in ubuntu repos, and has a history of security problems.
    clamav - is really only needed if your server is hosting file shares to windows clients, or if you have a functional, external email server.
    iptables - also comes pre-installed with ubuntu.

    edit:
    actually, upon reading that some more ... it's suggesting some configurations that i would consider fool hardy for live servers, not the least of which is changing the /var/www directory to 755 permissions in order to accommodate an ftp server. see this thread for why that's a real problem: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=688979
    Last edited by dmizer; April 29th, 2008 at 01:33 AM. Reason: changed wording regarding webmin due to inaccuracy.

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    Re: Access linux users account through PHP codes

    That's really cool..

    I have a question: Is it good to make windows the main web server and use linux as back up for files and virus scans for emails?

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    Re: Access linux users account through PHP codes

    dmizer, could you please provide some further information as to why Webmin would be insecure?
    "Security lies within the user of who runs the system. Think smart, live safe." - Dr Small
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    Re: Access linux users account through PHP codes

    Quote Originally Posted by haryoh View Post
    That's really cool..

    I have a question: Is it good to make windows the main web server and use linux as back up for files and virus scans for emails?
    i suppose it depends on what your goals are, and what you need. if windows does what you need it to do, and you can make it safe there's no reason not to. especially if you are more familiar with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Small View Post
    dmizer, could you please provide some further information as to why Webmin would be insecure?
    here's the debian security information on webmin: http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1199 (debian security announcement)
    http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=343897 (debian bug report indicating why webmin is dropped)

    to be fair, the above reports are old and it does look as though webmin has been picked up again and is actively being developed: http://www.webmin.com/changes.html this is something i was not aware of when i made the post. though (as far as i know) the package is still not available in debian.

    i have updated my post with a more accurate description. thanks for keeping me honest.
    Last edited by dmizer; April 29th, 2008 at 01:34 AM.

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