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Well well... windows is boned. I need to go track down a valid…

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Mad science gone horribly, horribly wrong(or right).

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Well well... windows is boned. I need to go track down a valid product ID. Up side? I've learned alot about linux. Can't get everything going like I'd like, and for some reason, it seems that I don't have an HTTP sever, even though I installed every package on the redhat CD...

Something to think about.
  • even though I installed every package on the redhat CD...

    Err.. for future reference, installing things you don't need is a Bad Idea. Installing services you don't need is a Very Bad Idea.

    Why it's not enabling httpd I couldn't tell you, I use Debian.
    • The main reason I installed everything was to experiment, find out what I did or didn't need. As far as services... well, I really WANT a running telnet service (haven't got that up), a running FTP service, find out why my samba server decided to not like the password I gave it, and get the VNC service up and running.
      • The main reason I installed everything was to experiment, find out what I did or didn't need.

        Indeed, I had that problem when I first installed Debian. Does Red Hat's installer offer you a few sets of installation packages, e.g. sets designed for a desktop, programmer, server, etc.? I'd take advantage of that if it does, just go with the basics and then add things as you find out you need them.

        As far as services... well, I really WANT a running telnet service (haven't got that up), a running FTP service, find out why my samba server decided to not like the password I gave it, and get the VNC service up and running.

        Does it need to be telnet? If you can download software onto the systems you plan on connecting from, dump it and get sshd. You can get a Windows ssh client here.

        Do you really need an ftpd? If you only want to serve files, httpd is a better choice. If you only want to transfer files over a local network, nfs or samba are better choices. UNIX ftpd's have a history of having a lot of security holes, while Apache (httpd) is very secure, and better at its job to boot.

        Samba I've only used as a client in Linux. Anyway, hope that helps and it doesn't sound like I'm just being annoying :)
        • I don't want any of them for any purpose, aside from VNC and Samba. Those are the only functional ones.

          I want to figure out how to run the rest simply to know how to run them.

          And I want a better emulation package than WINE. Oy... that thing lets me down left and right. Even though Wine Is Not Emulation, you know what I mean.

          And on the httpd note... it SHOULD be apache, and it SHOULD be running. I must have something wrong in the conf someplace... Something to fiddle with.
  • I have Windows 98 SE with a product id.

    Do you have a spare set of speakers I could yoink?
    • I'd have to agree with PVX. What protocol are you running for HTTP? It can be interesting to configure right out of the box, as it were. generally people use Apache. (That's what I'm running.)
      What I need to learn more about is Samba.
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