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TOPIC: Windows to linux migration - advice please

Windows to linux migration - advice please 13 years 5 months ago #8217

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Hi,

I have a couple of windows 2000 servers that are making my head spin! I am considering converting one to linux and need some advice as to which distro would fit best.

I have very limited unix skills (just above none!) and when set up the server must be able to provide the following services:

1) DHCP Server (able to allocate addresses to many different segments via several DHCP relays)

2) Radius Server (Terminate PPPoE sessons and Authenticate)

3) Mulitcast Server

4) Web Server

5) DNS

If possible I would like to be able to manage all function via a GUI as the other memebers of my team have NO unix skills so point & click would make my life easier.

Advice????

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Pete

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Re: Windows to linux migration - advice please 13 years 5 months ago #8224

Hi

Use any distro you like. Try managing it using www.webmin.com/ Just my 0.02 cents.

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Re: Windows to linux migration - advice please 13 years 5 months ago #8238

The choice of distro won't matter too much though I would suggest Debian for ease of use of package management.
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More questions 13 years 5 months ago #8241

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Would it be possible to use a LiveCD Distro?

Seems to me if there was one (or if there is a way to create one) that matches my needs I'd have a perfect solution....Windows 2000 or Linux just by inserting a CD.

I don't suppose anyone can point me to resource that explain how I would go about this......

maybe I am running before I can walk ;-)

Thanks!

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Re: Windows to linux migration - advice please 13 years 5 months ago #8248

You could use a LiveCD for a test environment but by and large I think you should go with a full hard disk installed distro...

Or even a knoppix hard disk install should work fine.. its like a simple way to get Debian going.


Cheers
Sahir Hidayatullah.
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Re: Windows to linux migration - advice please 13 years 5 months ago #8294

Hi,
I don't think that a Live cd would be a good solution for your environment, not to mention the "gazzillions" of amount of RAM you'd require to run all your services , if it is possible in the first place !! :D
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