[lug] Advice

Ed Hill ed at eh3.com
Wed Jul 31 16:53:40 MDT 2002

On Wed, 2002-07-31 at 16:53, Carl Ribbing wrote:
> My son is going to the School of Mines in Golden.
> He will be living in a house off campus. There will be seven roommates
that want to setup a network for the house. They are Windoz users (XP)
and have found a Pentium 366 donated to them for a server. They just
wired the house with Cat5.  They were talking about a Windoz2000 server.
I thought they should utilize a Linux server, and learning something
new.  I told them that I subscribe to this LUG mailing list and that
they could get some ideas or recommendations for setting up a Linux
server and hub to complete the network. (When you had your install fest
they weren't ready to get setup yet.)  My son has setup a dual boot
workstation but between the two of us we do not have much experience
with Linux. Will your usergroup be having another install fest soon or
some advice/ books that are available to help them with this endeavor?

Hi Carl,

What kind of server do they want?  A web-server, file-server,
print-server, and/or something else?  I've set up all of the above and
am willing to help them.

Also, there is a linux-mines email list (linux at mines.edu) where they can
go for help:


We have in the past organized intallfests in the Green Center here on
campus.  If theres interest, we could easily schedule another at the
start of the semester.



Edward H. Hill III, PhD 
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