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post Apr 10 2005, 10:49 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I finally got RedHat9 up and running, and I went out and bought Linux Network Administrators Guide thinking that it would tell me how to host a web page, create a LAN in my home office (three computers), etc. But after clueing me in on some basic terminology and networking history (eg., what does tcp/ip mean), it dove into a bunch of stuff that I couldn't really understand.

I want to:

1) Network the 3 computers in my home office together using my Linux machine as the gateway through which each reaches the other as well as the Internet.

2) Use the Linux machine as a router to connect my home network to the local cable company's broadband connection (this router needs to be able to handle the dynamic ip address handed to it from the cable company--both incoming as well as outgoing data, since I plan to host a web site)--and then to rout this data to my LAN without making my cable company charge me more money for more IP addresses (ie., I don't want a hub, I want a router).

3) Host a web site with my Linux box as server.

4) Do all of this securely.

I don't even think that I have Apache on my system. How do I check to see if I do? And is Apache the way to go? If I read up on Apache will I be able to do everything that I have mentioned? Is there some website that is the ultimate resource for dummies on this subject (a basic Google is giving me so many sites that I'm dying).

I know there's a way, and would be happy to be pointed in the right direction.

Thanks! huh.gif
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