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http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-se...64-ispconfig-3
Give this link a look over as it has a lot of info (espically if you download the manual) on using Fedora 14 as a server.I think I am going to give this a shot an see if I can get it working on a e7200 rig that is my current web server. It is more of a get everything in one place type article but I sure found it interesting.

EDIT: I have not sent them my 5 eur yet to get the manual (as that is what I really want) as I am going to get a one-time pre paid card to send this 5 eur on.You never can be to careful so I am not sending them the info on my main credit card. I suggest that you also exercise caution with your info. The site looks legit but don't they all?

EDIT: The manual download went very good (it was paid with Paypal cost 7.71). 308 pages of setting up a Fedora 14 webserver. I am sure there will be parts more valuable than others but some pretty interesting stuff. This print job is why I keep an old HP 4050 around.
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http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-se...64-ispconfig-3
Give this link a look over as it has a lot of info (espically if you download the manual) on using Fedora 14 as a server.I think I am going to give this a shot an see if I can get it working on a e7200 rig that is my current web server. It is more of a get everything in one place type article but I sure found it interesting.

EDIT: I have not sent them my 5 eur yet to get the manual (as that is what I really want) as I am going to get a one-time pre paid card to send this 5 eur on.You never can be to careful so I am not sending them the info on my main credit card. I suggest that you also exercise caution with your info. The site looks legit but don't they all?

EDIT: The manual download went very good (it was paid with Paypal cost 7.71). 308 pages of setting up a Fedora 14 webserver. I am sure there will be parts more valuable than others but some pretty interesting stuff. This print job is why I keep an old HP 4050 around.
Tell us how it goes! I personally use FreeBSD as a base for all my servers, since I don't need a GUI and I want something that is damn rock solid!

Have you tried CentOS? It's like RHEL, but without the support and it's supported by the community instead, as well as striving for 100% compatibility with upstream. (Fedora is also based on RHEL, but it's like the Desktop version, whereas CentOS is based on the server.)
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I am plowing through these documents trying to figure out what parts I want and what I do not but it really is a good read as far as server setups go,308 pages, but I have time.
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I've actually used bits and pieces from their Perfect Server writeup, the info was generally quite good.

Not so big on Fedora though, better take CentOS, Debian (Ubuntu Server?), or one of the BSD's
    
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Basicaly what I am doing is making up something like a lesson plan (trying to make use of summer vacation). I am just figuring out little exercises to see how things get setup in a non-windows environment. I figure you need to work with the OS to get a feel for it. Once I get this console (the data base, ftp, webserver) all setup in Fedora I will pick a job in Ubuntu to do (perhaps the same job). There is a multi-server exercise in Debian that looks pretty interesting. I do have some active directory stuff(Server 2008R2) to work on also, next semester is going to be tough,all 200 or higher level classes.

I will look at RHEL and CentOS
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Note: CentOS is the community version of an enterprise OS, striving for 100% compatibility with RHEL. Trying to use both would not gain you much, as they're mostly identical
    
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I have one of my dry erase boards that is filling up with Linux terminology (including OS's and what they do best and what they duplicate that other OS's do). Keeping everything organized and at least knowing that a paticular distro exists and what it specializes in is my goal right now (besides getting this ISP3config control panel working). I am having a bit of confusion about network connections and integrating my Untangle with the ISP3 setup. For active directory integration(my Windows work) Untangle has a integration feature that makes the Untangle/active directory path clear. The Untangle/Linux server integration is at this time something I am trying to sort out. Did I mention that I want to include the use of my Untangle box with any Linux server I come up with? I am not sure at all how well this will work but I have every hope that with a bit of familiarization on my part I will get it.

EDIT: I have found many interesting "jobs' or acticles listed on the site that I reference for the ISP3 installation. They seem to have written a guide or tutorial for many common or useful Linux exercises. I find them very helpful with my summer vacation plan to become more competant with Linux work. I have gotten past the very first stumbling block (which is acknowledging that Linux is not Windows and I need to "go with the flow" and not fight the differences in the way things are done). The hdd I was waiting for will get here today and I will start with some Ubuntu exercises. I ask if I should at least take a look at "wubi" even if I do not think I will be using it, just so I know what people are talking about when they speak of wubi?

I will have my pure Fedora 14 rig to work with, a pure Ubuntu rig to work with and then I think a Win 7/wubi/Ubuntu rig would be good just so I know what people are talking about.
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That's great! Now swap Fedora with CentOS and you're good to go!

Seriously, Fedora is like RHEL's playground, and imho not very good as an OS itself. CentOS would be my preferred OS for learning how to use enterprise RPM-based distro's (or perhaps (open)SUSE).
    
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