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I want to install a Linux ISP, but I cant find
any FAQs or HOWTO's for the specific subject.
I know basic Linux commands, and I am also
wondering which distro of Linux is best for such
a thing. The ISP will have to support cable modems.
Is this possible? With which Linux kernal?
The PC in question to be used as a server is an
Intel Pentium II, 64MB RAM, 233MHz, etc.

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by:JYoungman
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For a start, look at Robert Hart's Dialup-Tips document
http://www.redhat.com/support/docs/rhl/Dialup-Tips/

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It is a complete question, as for setting up an ISP, you'll need to know about setting up DNS, sendmail, NNTP, httpd, popd ...etc
Each of them is a complex tools by itself and require at least a few HOWTO and a few books. Knowing basic commands won't help you to setup an ISP. Good luck.
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The best howto to read is the NET-3 Howto first and then the dns howto and all of the above documents.All of this should help you setup a simple isp but then you will have to learn http, ftp, sendmail etc to fully setup an isp....

I would recommend RedHat 5.1 with kernel 2.0.35, as it is the latest kernel and redhat is highly configurable, but I have heard debian would also be good for setting up an isp...

--Nige
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