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Hi,

I am using mandrake linux 10.1

I would like to create a file server, email server and FTP server in my LAN.

I need a program or some programs that allow me to do this task and it should be for free.

Which programs are the ones that allow me to do this tasks and which ones do you recommend ?

Thank you.
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What kind of clients?  Linux clients, Windows Clients, Mac Clients?

The file server capabilities are there with NFS and FTP - more than likely, already built in.  SendMail is likely your email server, also built in, but it's highly insecure.  You should probably try setting up PostFix.  If you want to setup a Windows file server, you can also download and install (if it isn't already installed with Mandrake) Samba 3.0.  

Have a look at these links:
http://us1.samba.org/samba/
http://www.postfix.org/
http://www.reallylinux.com/docs/conflin.shtml  <-- info on FTP setup.
http://linux-cifs.samba.org/
http://www.linuxhelp.net/guides/nfs/

There are, of course, various other FTP servers and mail servers available.
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How can i know if my file server is running then ?
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NFS is probably not configured.  Neither is Samba, by my guess.  Sendmail is probably running, but you're better off installing PostFix.  FTP is probably not running.

Checkout the links I provided as well as the guides located here:
http://www.linuxhelp.ca/guides/

They should explain how to configure and start/restart things.  You might also run

ps -ax to list all processes running and look through them.  most "server" processes end in a "d" as in daemon.  ftpd, nfsd, etc.
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