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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Devon, UK

    No fluff, just a basic server

    Hi All,

    I just signed up - should have done this years ago.

    Can someone point me in the direction of a How-to or guide of some sort that will aid me in installing Linux with only what I need and not all the fluff that comes bundled in most distributions.

    i.e. A guy who used to work here used to remove things like rlogin, telnet and other things he claimed posed a security risk.

    What I'm looking for is "This is all you need for an email server" then anything else can be added later, rather than install a server followed by searching for all the horrible nasties to uninstall.

    I'd likely be using RedHat 7, 8 or 9.

    Making any sense?



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Portland, OR
    Even with redhat you can customize the install, just don't choose the basic options, choose to pick your packages manually. If all you want is a mail server, then only install the SMTP and POP type packages... obviously you'll need to dig around during the install, but it's doable.

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