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Re: ISP shopping list

I think there is a HOWTO on setting up a small ISP somewhere... check
http://www.linuxdoc.org/ for it.

However, AFAIK that howto talked about Redhat... and it was old (last time
i check... maybe a couple of years ago).

So you may want to try and find that if you want... just as a point of
interest and reading.

Then, as Russell detailed below, go with Debian and install the software
he mentioned. Debian makes it easy... just type in "dselect" and you can
see a whole bunch of packages you can download. Just select the stuff you
want (besides the stuff below) and let it do it's magic!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Russell Coker" <russell@coker.com.au>
To: "Katim S. Touray" <surrga@netscape.net>; <debian-isp@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2002 12:26 AM
Subject: Re: ISP shopping list

> On Tue, 27 Aug 2002 13:06, Katim S. Touray wrote:
> > I am working on a project to setup a Linux-based, dialup ISP for a
> > academic institution in The Gambia (West Africa), and would appreciate
> > shopping list from anyone who has a similar setup.
> >
> > In particular, I would appreciate detailed specification of what
> > and software packages to buy.  Of especial help would be
> Don't buy any software.  Use "freeradius" or one of the other RADIUS
> in Debian for authenticating users.  Use "portslave" for managing your
> and authenticating via the RADIUS server.  Use "postfix" as your mail
> and the "courier" POP and IMAP servers for users to download their mail.
> "apache" as your web server.
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