June 3, 2010

The Linux Project

I am cur­rent­ly in the process of learn­ing how to set­up a lin­ux box to do every­thing from host­ing to play­ing games to host­ing files, DHCP, DNS and SAMBA.  I am cur­rent­ly doc­u­ment­ing every­thing I am doing with­in our forums.  While this is not relat­ed to gam­ing direct­ly I think those of you who game and are in the IT field will enjoy this.  For those of you who have been look­ing for a good tuto­r­i­al on a sim­ple lin­ux box this should be an inter­est­ing read for you.   In this project I am going to be attempt­ing the fol­low­ing things:

  1. build a dns serv­er (bind or named)
  2. build a sql/apache serv­er
  3. build a gateway/router serv­er (ipt­a­bles)
  4. com­pile a ker­nel to include all dri­vers into the ker­nel
  5. com­pile a ker­nel to exclude dri­vers (build and use ker­nel mod­ules instead)
  6. build a file­serv­er and incor­po­rate it with win­dows (sam­ba)

As I do the fol­low­ing things I will link them to our forums.  If you guys like what you see please feel free to com­ment or give sug­ges­tions!  Thanks guys!


  1. Fabio - June 4, 2010 10:01 am

    Hi man, i use cloudns.net for dns, why you need to build and con­fig­ure this?

  2. thsoundman - June 4, 2010 10:15 am

    I just feel it’s some­thing that i need to learn. I’m a server/network guy at heart so learn­ing how to do this on some­thing oth­er then Serv­er 2003/2008 seems like a good idea. I would also like to learn how to host mail on lin­ux as well.


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