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The Perfect Setup - OpenSuSE 10.2 (32-bit)

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This is a detailed description about how to set up an OpenSuSE 10.2 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.).

I will use the following software:

Web Server: Apache 2.2.0
Database Server: MySQL 5.0
Mail Server: Postfix
DNS Server: BIND9
FTP Server: proftpd (ISPConfig will not work with vsftpd on OpenSUSE 10.2)
POP3/IMAP: I will use Maildir format and therefore install Courier-POP3/Courier-IMAP.
Webalizer for web site statistics

In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if you like you can install the free webhosting control panel ISPConfig (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box).

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