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The Perfect Setup - SUSE 9.3

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By Falko Timme

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Posted: 2 Aug 2005
 

This is a detailed description about the steps to setup a SUSE 9.3 based server that offers all the services needed by ISPs and hosters. In addition, I will show how to use Debian's package manager apt on an rpm-based system because it takes care of package dependencies automagically which can save a lot of trouble.

Read the entire article here.

I use the following software:

  • Web Server: Apache 2.0.x
  • Mail Server: Postfix (easier to configure than sendmail; has a shorter history of security holes than sendmail)
  • DNS Server: BIND9
  • FTP Server: proftpd (ISPConfig will not work with vsftpd on SUSE 9.2)
  • POP3/IMAP: I will use Maildir format and therefore install Courier-POP3/Courier-IMAP
  • Webalizer for web site statistics

In the end you should have a system that works reliably and is ready for 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:

The resulting system has the following features:

  • Web Server (Apache + SSL + PHP)
  • Mail Server (Postfix with SMTP-AUTH and TLS)
  • DNS Server (BIND)
  • POP3 and IMAP Server
  • FTP Server (proftpd)
  • MySQL Server
  • Webalizer for web site statistics
  • Quota
  • Etc.

See the complete article by Falko Timme: http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_setup_suse_9.3

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