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By jlivingston ·
I have been using mainly Microsoft products, including IIS and Exchange 5.5 and 2000. I would like suggestions on what Linux product I could use in order to set up a web server at home and an email server at home. Expanding my horizons, you know?Thanks for any input you guys might have.

Jason

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by BeejCyr In reply to Linux Web and Email serve ...

I agree with the others in RedHat being the better choice in a Linux distribution. The prebundled Apache server makes for very little work on your part setting up and it is relativly easy to download newer versions of Apache from www.apache.org as well as add on modules to provide features like SSL (Seecure webpages). On the email end of things, Sendmail, which is also bundled with most Linux distributions is a wonderful, feature rich, and easy to use email server. I should say easy to use ifthe defaults are fine. Modifying the sendmail.cf file can be quite difficult; however, the defaults work in most situations. The layouts for both Apache and Sendmail are very well documented and you should have no trouble finding multiple books onboth subjects.
To the best of my knowledge, about the only major things that Apache doesn't support that MSIIS does, is ASP and VB CGI scripts. Consider this your chance to learn Perl. Its a great language. :)

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by jlivingston In reply to Linux Web and Email serve ...
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by Millenium In reply to Linux Web and Email serve ...

Redhat all the way. I too, like you were using NT and IIS, found it didnt quite perform as well as it was suppose to. I installed RedHat just to see what it could do, WOW, now i run FTP, TELNET and WEB all from one machine, not to hard to figure out. If ya need help email me private and ill send ya my settings. Oh yeah , i liked it so much, i set up a Firewall where i work too, with linux and ipchains. Two thumbs up from me :)

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by jlivingston In reply to Linux Web and Email serve ...

I would like to talk more. Please email me at jason.livingston@reciprix.com

Thank you for your help

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by sukrith In reply to Linux Web and Email serve ...

Hope by this time you might have been received so may replys for your question.
o.k My suggession is that RedHat Linux6.1/6.2
because it has got both webserver and pop3/email server(sendamil)for free.you can download it from any of the linux websites or you will get with some of the famous magazines.Regarding cofnfiguration , hope one can do if he can able to type some commands and use vi editor or some other.If you want to have webbased interface for your mail server, YES you can get it freeand ie NEOMAIL.It works well and with out any problem and with the simple configuration.If you want you customize the look even.It has got address book and color options etc.
So why can't you try out these options?GIve a try and see.

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by jlivingston In reply to Linux Web and Email serve ...
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