Older Project's

This isn't proper documentation yet but thought someone might be interested in what I'm upto.

Quickshells

Origin

Whilst working at Wilmslow High School I met a young student called Russell, he was very keen and asked me to help him with a project. Russell runs several sites and an irc channel (#quickshells on irc.quakenet.org if your interested). He wished to build a server to run irc bouncers and robts from and after much pestering I agreed to help him.

The Kit

To run Quickshells webpages and irc bouncers and bots we needed a reliable but cheap server. I found a Sun Ultra 5 on ebay for a reasonable price.

There are several reasons I liked it,
  1. Price
  2. Specification
    • 360Mhz 64-bit Ultrasparc processor
    • 512MB RAM
    • Upgraded 30GB hard disk
  3. The chance to play with a 64 Bit risc computer
  4. The reliability of Suns

We decided to use www.poundhost.com as they would take any size server and offered a good deal on ip addresses.

IPTABLES Firewall

Coming When I have the time!

Other Linux Projects

These are some of the things I have done with linux hopefully I will write guide for them at some point

  • Samba - Using Linux as a windows primary domain controller
  • NIS - Using Linux as a domain controller
  • NFS - Filesharing the unix way
  • Apache Webserver
  • Squid - Speed up your connection by caching pages locally
  • Iptables - Turn you linux box into firewall / router
  • Sendmail - The origonal mailserver
  • Sendmail replacments postfix and qmail