I am trying to setup a PC with Slackware Linux (3.1) to act as a server for
a small school network.
I expect to have about 30-40 PC's running various versions of Windows
connecting to this system
for file access, CD-ROM sharing, and inter/intranet access.
I would like to be able to set up a complete set of net services on the
server, including DNS, mail,
news, www & firewall/gateway to the outside world. My questions are
1) Is this too much to ask of a single PC (Compaq Deskpro 486/33 w/8MB &
2) What software should I be using for each component?
3) Is POP3 supported under Linux, and if so is it included in the
slackware distribution or
do I need to get something else?
4) Is there a question I've forgotten to ask in my ignorance?
I'm a complete novice as far as Linux is concerned. My prior experience is
DOS/Win3.x/Win95 (Smattering of Unix on HP's and DEC). I did manage to get
and running X-Windows (On the 3rd try). I will be trying to get basic
networking tested this week
by connecting co-ax ethernet to my Win95 box.
If you have any suggestions please post here, but if possible, e-mail me as
Michael C. Stoliker