>I'm planning to set up an intranet consisting of a server and
>8 machines with ethernet NE2000 cards. I'd like to know the following :
>1. What are the software requirement for linux. Does Redhat/Slackware
> come with the neccessary software. What about samba?
Everything you need software-wise in order to get a linux box
networked is included in all normal distributions.
Quote:>2. Is it possible to use diskless machines (no HD or FD) as nodes to the
> ethernet network? If it is possible, how are drives mounted?
> If not possible, what is the minimum configuration and software
> installation on each of the eight machines (nodes).
See the 'Linux Diskless mini-HOWTO', available in
comp.os.linux.answers at a news server near you.
Quote:>3. Would you recommend any books?
The LDP books (included in all decent distributions) are okay.
Anything on networking and system administration from O'Reilly should
be good. I particularly enjoy _Essential System Administration_ by
?leen Frisch: (O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. 1995, ISBN 1-56592-127-5).
My other recommendation is, _TCP/IP Network Administration_ by Craig
Hunt (O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. 1992, ISBN 0-937175-82-X).
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