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  1. lol, well the mission is to have it running on a linux platform. But until I get a distro up and running properly I guess the windows will have to do for now. I have found it amazing already the full access, control, and features this toll offers is amazing. Still getting used to alot of the references it has such as mambots and how the modules work, but just from the research I have done over the net has astonished me. Never seen anything like it except for sharepoint but, mehh not too impressed with it. Tell me your site concept...was that based on a template? Or it was created all from scratch?
  2. nice, I will take a look in to it when I get my lab systems in production and then spend the winter learning it. Got some good news and bad news.... bad news....Never was able to get the joomla working on the linux box so I decided to go to windows and try it from there. bad news again... :P, after trying to install it on a windows box I came across problems again....lol...but I was able to get around it I think and I am now looking at what appears to be my brand spanking sweet looking website! Definately happy you intro'd me to this cms tool. I will spend the rest of the week reading up on it and then try to get it in production. Thing is that I really wanted it to work on my drake box for tonz of security issues but looks good for now on my laptop so I will see about building a lil server just for the web server. last question for now on this topic.... Is it a good idea to have joomla on a windows pc and have it direct traffic to my site on a linux box? like the way I can have multiple websites in windows on various pc? thinking that if I don't get it working on my linux box' that I will setup my web as such. again thnx for telling me about Joomla!
  3. I know. I think it is because of the updates I used to get from easy-urpmi for my version. but that was last year. There was no problem with the install or the updates and getting mysql going. just that when I redid this lab box I noticed that my cd gave some issues of reading, easy-urpmi would stall or hang. But I am really sure it has to do with the perl db::mysql module that needs to be installed. but this is only evident through webmin. I tried to download other updated versions but they seem to hang on me or give me some kind of an error that I am missing this or that from my hardware. I do have several other distros; Ubuntu, kubuntu, slackware, redhat, pclinux, slacklinux and others that I haven't yet got in to. I tried to get Gentoo but just never got around to it. I will try and download it tomorrow and try it out on another box and see how it goes. Are the commands and such similar to mandrivia? such as with ubuntu & Ku, I need to use the command apt-get to do things and also the change of having to be able to log in as root and perform configs from a ssh connection. With these 2 distros I had to boot in recovery mode to be in as root and then even still I had to go in to the gui to config the system because I did not have my linuxconf or netconf applet in the prompt. So working around the system I found it kind of hard at first to figure out how to go about to do what I was so used to with my mandrake. but with mandrivia, do I still have the linuxconf and net conf modules?
  4. Your command returned this: [teager@Draco teager]$ rpm -qa | grep -i mysql libmysql10-3.23.52-1mdk MySQL-3.23.52-1mdk MySQL-client-3.23.52-1mdk [teager@Draco teager]$
  5. Can they really do things like that? like force a user to switch from OS to OS. Like I understand that they can ban a user form having access to a pc in his domicile but to go even further by dictating what OS he can use. Pretty controlling to me. And on top of that, it kind of says something about using windows... that really we are not secure and private using it.
  6. I will give it a try when I get home from work. Just to let you and anyone else reading this that I am running an old mandrake 9.0 system. I have tried to down the newer verions but seem to get corrupted iso's or failed installs due to various errors when the software tried to detect my system. Eventually when i get all these installs working and configured properly I will re-install on a compaq ml370 raid server. for the perl DBD::Mysql package. I did a serach for an rpm of the file and found that many ppl have been having issues with this. Irony is that when I decided to install mysql with the mandrake 9.0 only this time for this year, have I had issues. Last year when I started out with it on this forum I never had an issue with it... can someone explain to me why? could it be when I use the easy-urpmi the support is provided no longer has this package available? I am just throwing this out there... but I do find it bizarre that I now have this issue with msql when all I had in the past was the my-small, etc.... *.cnf files which were stored elsewhere in my system.
  7. The 2 commands came back with these responses: [teager@Draco teager]$ urpmf --name mysql libmysql10:name:libmysql10-3.23.52-1mdk.i586 libmysql10-devel:name:libmysql10-devel-3.23.52-1mdk.i586 php-mysql:name:php-mysql-4.2.3-1mdk.i586 [teager@Draco teager]$ urpmf --name php | grep -i mysql php-mysql:name:php-mysql-4.2.3-1mdk.i586 [teager@Draco teager]$ the find command did not appear to work but I tried the locate *.cnf and it found some .cnf that I was looking for thamks...I had forgot about the * switch! locate *.cnf /usr/share/doc/MySQL-3.23.52/my-large.cnf /usr/share/doc/MySQL-3.23.52/my-huge.cnf /usr/share/doc/MySQL-3.23.52/my-medium.cnf /usr/share/doc/MySQL-3.23.52/my-small.cnf /usr/share/mysql/my-huge.cnf /usr/share/mysql/my-large.cnf /usr/share/mysql/my-medium.cnf /usr/share/mysql/my-small.cnf /usr/lib/ssl/openssl.cnf /downs/webmin-1.360/acl/openssl.cnf /webmin/acl/openssl.cnf so atleast I have my-small.cnf file... do you have a my.cnf file that I can take and add to my drake system and then use webmin to modify? Found 1 online but it does not seem to fix my issue.
  8. K, I will give that command a try cause I have been using urpmi and it tells me that the everything is installed, which it is I just need to have a my.cnf file in the /etc and another file that I was able to get from the net but I'm having a trouble recalling from where. It is the small-??.cnf, medium-??.cnf or large??.cnf file. also when I am in the webmin interface it tells me that I need a DBD::myslq perl module that I can download never wants to install without the errors I get that are posted in the previous conversations. But I will try the command you are giving me and see what happens. then proceed to install and see if does give me the coding for manually creating the configuration.php file that it states it will do. What about the backup of the directory? Is the /etc and /var directories good enough?
  9. aside from the mysql-support unavailable & configuration.php unwriteable message. I manually did a chmod to each individual directory to allow joomla write permissions for now. seems to be fine all green for each. All that is left is to figure out how to get the mysql support available & I did a chmod to the file configuration.php-dist that was in the directory. not sure if I had to have it name specific as "configuration.php" but I did perform a backup of the file either way. so I had 2 files to see if joomla would accept. neither worked. when I put write permission on them (tried 1 before the other of course...) I received this error for the "configuration.php"file. Fatal error: Failed opening required '/path/to/joomla/install/includes/version.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php/:/usr/lib/php/pear/') in /var/www/html/includes/joomla.php on line 71 I would like to proceed with the install but I was wondering what directories I should back up first? I did a backup of /etc & /var, but is that all? The install page says: - MySQL support Unavailable configuration.php Unwriteable You can still continue the install as the configuration will be displayed at the end, just copy & paste this and upload. So I just want to make sure I have a good system backup if I cause any problems.
  10. Not sure why but the system seems flakey... I do have mysql installed but I don't seem to have the my.cnf file located in the /etc directory. seems this box is just giving me headaches...i reinstalled mandrake again and get the same message from webmin telling me that the cnf file is missing. I will try once again to do another install and if it gives me problems again I will just try another distro like ubuntu Update: the re-install is finished and again I get the webmin message telling me that mysql needs to be started. then when I click the option to start it I enter the module and see my 2 default DBs. but still no my.cnf file is located in my system lower on the webmin page I see this message so when i tell webmin to get it I now get this message So I manually go to cpan and get the module but when I follow the instruction it errors... C. BUILD Go into the newly-created directory and type: perl Makefile.PL make make test D. INSTALL While still in that directory, type: make install Make sure you have the appropriate permissions to install the module in your Perl 5 library directory. Often, you'll need to be root. That's all you need to do on Unix systems with dynamic linking. Most Unix systems have dynamic linking -- if yours doesn't, or if for another reason you have a statically-linked perl, and the module requires compilation, you'll need to build a new Perl binary that includes the module. Again, you'll probably need to be root. what occurs when I do the perl Makefile.PL is perl Makefile.PL $ENV{LANG} is not 'C' execing 'perl Makefile.PL' with ENV{LANG} == 'C' You can skip this check by: 'export LANG='C' before running 'perl Makefile.PL or by upgrading your Perl' Can't exec "mysql_config": No such file or directory at Makefile.PL line 76. Cannot find the file 'mysql_config'! Your execution PATH doesn't seem not contain the path to mysql_config. Resorting to guessed values! Can't exec "mysql_config": No such file or directory at Makefile.PL line 466. Can't exec "mysql_config": No such file or directory at Makefile.PL line 466. Can't exec "mysql_config": No such file or directory at Makefile.PL line 466. Can't exec "mysql_config": No such file or directory at Makefile.PL line 466. Can't exec "mysql_config": No such file or directory at Makefile.PL line 466. Can't exec "mysql_config": No such file or directory at Makefile.PL line 466. Failed to determine directory of mysql.h. Use perl Makefile.PL --cflags=-I<dir> to set this directory. For details see the INSTALL.html file, section "C Compiler flags" or type perl Makefile.PL --help which is all jargon to me :huh:
  11. I was able to install the webmin again on a clean install of mandrake 9.0 now I figured out that the extracted files are to be placed in my working /html directory (due to being the document root) I now have the install page but are missing the XML & mysql support. I will work on getting them installed and do the install and let you know if I have solved the problem. update: I tried various attempts to install, update these packages using urpmi and some other commands from the forum. unfortunately when I access my joomla installation page I still get the following messages: - XML support Unavailable - MySQL support Unavailable configuration.php Unwriteable You can still continue the install as the configuration will be displayed at the end, just copy & paste this and upload. PHP register_globals setting is `ON` instead of `OFF` Register Globals: ON (recommended to be off) administrator/components/ Unwriteable administrator/modules/ Unwriteable administrator/templates/ Unwriteable cache/ Unwriteable components/ Unwriteable images/ Unwriteable images/banners/ Unwriteable images/stories/ Unwriteable language/ Unwriteable mambots/ Unwriteable mambots/content/ Unwriteable mambots/editors/ Unwriteable mambots/editors-xtd/ Unwriteable mambots/search/ Unwriteable mambots/system/ Unwriteable media/ Unwriteable modules/ Unwriteable templates/ Unwriteable For the unwritable I am assuming that I need to do a chroot command that sets read/write access? Not much of a programmer savy person I am more of a tech. so at the moment when I read the joomla forums I feel at a loss with all the coding chat and solutions provided. when I perform a "urpmi update" I get this message that contains xml. [root@Draco html]# urpmi update The following packages contain update: bdflush ez-ipupdate perl-XML-XUpdate-LibXML rpm etc-update ldetect-lst linuxconf kdelibs licq MandrakeUpdateRobot
  12. Well I had webmin installed on a drake 9.1 system. when I attempted to install joomla from the tar file by placing the extracted files in a folder in my /etc/www directory where my webserver files are placed and created a folder called joomla. When I tried to access the page in my browser (via laptop) I still got my regular virtual dir webpage rather than the install portal for joomla. As a result I then went to the apache directory where all the modules and apache is (httpd) and did the same thing with the same incident ocurring. After that I tried my webmin and noticed that on certain pages I was missing my modules. I am attempting to reinstall the server again but now with version 9.2 mandrake because cd2 of man9.1 is now giving read errors once I get the system up again I will retry it but first having joomla installed and on another system having webmin installed and let you know exactly what issues I am coming across.
  13. Wanted to know if anyone has webmin and joomla working on the the same linux server with or without any errors? [moved from Everything Linux by spinynorman]
  14. Yeah I think it should work atleast for the krynn.ca zone. I will implement it and test it to see if I can get the www.krynn.ca pointed to my lab server. If that works it is just a matter of getting the dyndns name I have registered to work in the same manner but I am also thinking if it is worth doing the zone for that since they automatically point to my network anyways. Other than that tweak out the local zones that I created to do more further testing that way I can get the hang of the master and slave "type". Then get the ISP to forward my mail to the domain and start the next phase of getting the postfix working. Am I safe in saying that postfix is the equivalent to the Windows exchange server? And on a scale of difficulty, is it alot of work getting exchange to pull all the emails and filter them from postfix to the user bins on exchange for specific users? Either way it took a bit of coffee and time reading over all your posts but very happy that I learned quite a bit from this setup phase! ;)
  15. My named.conf says the following: options { directory "/var/named"; pid-file "/var/run/named/named.pid"; In here is where I found the 3 default zone files that the system created itself. I think I will continue to follow the lead and place the zone files in here renaming them with your ".zone" extension... Think this is the post you were talking about. named - is it really running or not? [solved] Question pertaining to the NS1.X.X.X In my lab environment, my linux server (drake) is my www, NS, apache, etc... server. There is no seperate server at the moment dedicated to being a nameserver alone. Is this fine or should I create a/or server(s) soley dedicated to being a nameserver? My sole lab box has the host name drake at the moment. So if I am creating the zone file records do I really need to add the NS1 prefix to my krynn.ca record in the zone file as a pose to just coding drake.krynn.ca? Got this piece from an article I was reading online which is where I get my previous questions from. Now from your post this is what I coded for my zone file so far: $TTL 3D @ IN SOA ns1.krynn.ca. my.isp-email-account.ca. ( 2007081601; serial yyyymmddvv (vv = version for increment on changes) 7200; refresh 7200; retry 604800; expire 86400 ); minimum krynn.ca. IN NS ns1.krynn.ca. ns1.krynn.ca. IN NS x.x.x.x; (Ip address ISP provides or local?) localhost IN A krynn.ca. IN A x.x.x.x; (Ip address ISP provides or local?) mail.krynn.ca. IN A x.x.x.x; (Ip address ISP provides or local?) krynn.ca. IN MX 5 mail.krynn.ca.; (not yet created) www.krynn.ca IN CNAME drake ns1 IN CNAME drake mail IN CNAME drake; (not sure if it is needed but can't see why it would hurt) The reason I will post my external IP is because this is a DNS zone entry for a www domain that should direct all external communications to the respected ports, to my home network via my router and then to the servers. For the local network I am assuming that the zone file can then have the local ip's of the server(s) that will have the communication directed directly to them. Also I am on a dynamic IP from my provider and do realize that when the IP changes I will have to come back to the zone file and make the necessary modifications, which I don't mind for now. Other formats of the zone file I found online: NS www; Inet Address of nameserver krynn.ca. MX 5 mail; Primary Mail Exchanger localhost A drake A x.x.x.x; (Ip address ISP provides or local?) mail CNAME drake ns1 CNAME drake www CNAME drake taken from http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/wiki/in...Configuring_DNS Last question would be, which is better, cleaner and efficient? I have not put it in production yet because from looking at what my drake box has so far, is quite different. I have backed up the named.conf and resolv.conf from my /etc directory and from the /var directory the folder called named which contains krynn.ca, named.ca, & named.local which appear to be my zone files that the system automatically created. now when I look at these the format and information are all quite different from what you and the online referenced sites have posted. I am not sure if it is because of webmin and its modules or what but I will email you the information and if you can look it over and give me your feedback I would then feel secure in proceeding with my tests. guess I am scared to mess up the ol box and have to start everything over from scratch again with all my installs. I tell you since you had me on this path from what ... since I became a member here, lol...it has been quite a journey! Loving every moment of it! If it wasn't for my family, friends and some of the systems at work, I would do away with windows altogether! Quite remarkable all the info you have opened me up to and the fun in learning it all.
  16. Hey bro, I think I saw your post on that topic. I will read it over and see what it is about and the tips you offer. I figured I would first test to see if the system creates the zone files after I update my named.conf. If it doesn't then I found some sites that show how the basic setup of it looks like and will take it from there along with your post. I think the bind version I got is 8 and tried to update it with webmin but that failed. so I will see if it works as is and then just continue to backup all the configs I do on the lab box until I redo a clean server for production. I also noticed that some other websites state that the named.conf should be found in a chroot or something of the sort folder with protection, however with mandrake 9 I find it all just in the /etc. Should I consider this a security risk? Anyhow things are coming along so I will let you know how my tests go....once again thnx for the info and the direction! Oh btw that joomla looks real interesting think I am going to install it and give it a try. thnx again!
  17. Still on the DNS configuration on my box, been reading up on some more info about the named.conf file. I made some modification to the file while at work here but need to wait until I get home to test it. I created a zone for my local network and wanted to just see if I am on point with the coding... zone "0.0.127.in-addr.arpa" { type master; allow-query {; }; file "named.local"; }; theoretically I am trying to say here that for my internal zone, this server is considered the master and that all queries coming from the internal segment up to 200 can query this server. Am I correct in assuming this? also to I tried to fined a definitive answer about the "file" command located in the .conf When the file "####" command is entered in the coding, does this mean that the server WILL create the "zone" file and write to it, update it or only reference it? In some areas I find this as its definition "file — Specifies the name of the file in the named working directory that contains the zone's configuration data." other areas I find this : zone "example.com" { type slave; file "example.com.zone"; masters {; }; }; "The information the slave server receives from the master server is saved to the /var/named/example.com.zone file." 1 says that it references it the other says that it creates but only mentions that it pertains to a slave and in a particular directory other than what the first definition states... kinda confusing since I cannot test it right now on my box.
  18. cool I will look in to it then... not what I really wanted but if you suggest that it is easier that way then I'll try that route. BTW, just saw your linux solutions page. Really nice...you built it yourself or is there a 3rd party behind the scenes & of course...are you hosting it?
  19. Hey bro, K I understand what you are saying with the forward to my domain and then from there have it point to my linux box with some config files. I already have a domain registered and so I am looking at getting a DNS setup so that redirection from my domain to my linux box at home can occur. I went to this site http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/wiki/in...9_:_Dynamic_DNS because my ISP's IP given to me is a dynamic one. From this page it says that I now need to register at a DDNS site to have them do the forwarding to my box. I am already registered at dyndns and use their services for testing and tunneling in to my boxes with ssh and vnc. But want to keep it for usage on my windows environment (since the 2003 server will be behind my first router with the linux box, for remote administering and so forth) However for the email, www, the DNS I want to have it straight from my domain to my box at home. Even though I am on a dynIP from my isp I would be willing to manually go to the Domain's account page and change the IP's manually if need be. but how do I go about to get a proper dns configured is the issue I appear to be having. you can do a whois on my domain which is www.krynn.ca and you will see the old nameservers I was messing around with. none of the configurations seemed to have worked correctly but when I tried a host command I did see that my old IP from my isp was listed in there so something had worked to a certain extent when I was trying to tinker around with the DNS stuff from before. Now the IP's are different from my ISP because I am living in a new area. So right now I am trying to get a cache DNS server set up on the linux box so that I can forward the www.krynn.ca & email.krynn.ca to my linux server and the windows server can then just query the linux box dns for intranet usage accordingly. But how do I go about that. Must I first enable port forwarding on my router to the internal IP of the linux box with the respective ports and then create an authoritative dns or caching dns that will query other internet cache or authoritative dns'? sorry for the overload of info...been up hours trying to figure this out and plan where to start. In the end all the labs I create and do to learn is to get linux and windows to fully interconnect and be able to share, retrieve, backup & monitor between the systems. I attached another image to perhaps show how I want the domain name and the dyn name to work in my network, but I mainly want my linux box for the inet segment and the windows for my intranet however still able to connect to both remotely from the internet. Again many thanx! dns_pointing.bmp
  20. First off... definately glad to be back in the community and back on my Drake box. My question for you gurus are: The scenario: 1 mandrake 9.1 box (mail, apache, ventrilo, sql, webmin server) 3 2003 windows server (each a domain controller but 1 is specifically an exchange server, long authorizer, the other a sharepoint server ) 1 laptop (wifi connection used to vnc and ssh in to servers for remote administration) 2 wifi routers 4 port connections What I would like to do: I want to learn how to get my drakebox to retrieve my email from my isp (on a dynamic ip connection) and then forward it to my windows domain controller that is an exchange server. My research: I found out that with exchange I need to have a pop connector to connect to my isp's mail server and retrieve my mail in order to have my exchange server hold the emails. I had a trial version of a software and it worked fine but I would rather have an open source application perform this. I have tried to get an email server set up on my linux box but failed miserably. Until I get $$ to purchase another lab pc to dedicate to learning how to create a mail server in linux, I just want to have my mail retrieved on the linux box and be able to use outlook on my laptop to retrieve it via the exchange server. I really want to learn about mail servers in both the linux and windows domain. My test environment is set up with an intranet and internet segments. Still needs some more tweaking because I am thinking about bringing in a 3 router to expand it to include sharepoint, but I have 2 routers for the time being. I will attach an image to this post to give everyone a better visual understanding of what I would like to accomplish in my lab experiment in about 3 hours when I get home. If someone can point me in a good direction and/or help me out with how to go about this is clear details I would greatly appreciate the aid. Thnx
  21. Ok so For a company that relies on performance and all, it would be their best interest to acquire a SAN or NAS...by the way is there really much of a difference between the 2 or is it just a naming convention thing? And for the latter a shared drive, would then be ideal just for getting a cluster environment up and running for lab purposes? Reason is because I have done searches on ebay for San & Nas and for the NAS I did find some solutions that were simple and affordable but basically they were hard drives in units that were able to connect via usb to a workstation or to a router/hub. And this concept relates to both a linux and windows environment? Last Q.... I read an article from windows for using their vm software where in the tutorial they were able to create 2 - 3 cluster nodes with a shared drive and quorum drive. Now is this feasible to work with physical servers? reason I ask is because the idea I now have is to have my main server (cluster1) run with the services and then have the other server (instead of being cluster2 - called vmserver1...) run a vmware server (vmcluster2) that is in cluster with cluster1. that way should I have really big issues with cluster1 I have it fail over to vmcluster2 with 0 downtime and when I can afford to bring it down perform a quick backup of it and then can try to get the main cluster back up and running. Cuz when I test the failover... I want to emulate various failures. and with the vmware I think this lil tool will save me alot $$$ on physical hardware...and I can throw it on any physical system that I can support it. So if this can work then I would also have a simple xp pc run as a quorum and shared scsi drive. What do you think? Also bro....how long have you been in to IT again? And all your system are all linux based? no windows at all?
  22. want to create a cluster environment for both a windows and linux environment. Was reading some articles and it appears that I either need a SAN or a scsi shared drived with a y connector so that the shared drive can be seen as a local disk. My question is, can I use a 2rd pc that has a shared resources mapped to the cluster nodes so that when they failover they can access the drive still as though it was a local drive? so far I have not been able to find proper linux documentation that explains the whole procedure thouroughly but the windows version was found here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techi...lustersteps.asp If you can find me the equiv to the windows version, but for linux I would be grateful. either way all documentations state that a SAN or Shared SCSI Bus is required for a shared drive and for the quorum drive.
  23. Well since I changed the routers around I have not been able to get the port forwarding to set properly. Not sure if it is a firmware issue or what but I'll have to talk to Dlink again. Seems I cannot allow 2 different public ports access the same private port setup on 2 different servers. That may be the issue your having with connecting to my server. Wierd thing though is that I use the Dns name & public port when configuring my cuteftp app and it connects fine but I am in the house. Gonna have to do some tweaking again. Perhaps it has to do with the 2nd router and the original rules I had placed in it. Who knows at this point. but atleast now I can focus on getting that rack server going. Since this topic is closed bro, I'll continue our chats in another one in talk talk ... it's the old one that I had started with looking for a nice server. here's the posting's link... https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=32307&hl=
  24. I finally was able to get it working. What I had been doing was connecting one routers lan port to a wan port on another router. What I should have done from the start was connect the lan to the other lan port on the 2nd router. Redid the IP's on the pc and routers and made them all in the same range and thus I was able to have the net extended and shared to all pc on either router, allow access to the network printer, and with my laptop, no matter if I connect to the router 1 or router 2 I am able to logon to my windows pdc and still access my samba shares and so forth.... I guess by connecting it the other way...clients are able to ping eachother but without a routing table setup no communication would pass through from one router to the other except the internet and putty (which I still don't understand why or how yet)... but either way it works. I will keep an eye out for that file. Not sure what the size limit is with my isp provider, but let me know how big it is and I will see if my hotmail can get it...if not there is a place that can accept up to 1 gig of files that I can down from all for free...I will find the link and send it to you, Thanks again! Jason Got to love it when things work out!!!
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