Subject Re: [firebird-php] Linux server platform
Author marius adrian popa
On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 3:06 AM, Lester Caine <lester@...> wrote:
> Gary T. Benner wrote:
>> [Reply]
>> HI all,
>> At 16:49 on 24/04/2009 Kurt wrote
>>> I tried RHEL, and RHEL was solid, but much more difficult to get up and
>>> going than U-LTS. I tried SUSE and found its packages to be sorely out of
>>> date, meaning I had to compile from source almost everything installed; it
>>> was time consuming compared to "apt-get install..."
> The SUSE 10.3 on my remote main server - with SSH only access is fairly
> up to date, but since all I need IS Firebird, Apache and PHP it's not
> difficult to manage it. But I have had to open a port to Firebird so I
> can run FlameRobin locally which is perhaps a security hole :(
> That would work on site IF I can find a 'windows friendly' way of
> managing it. Being able to log into the windows servers via VNC works
> well, but there is not an equivalent 'system level' facility for Linux :(
I run my remote programs from servers (start the flamerobin over the
ssh X forwarded connection)
so you can do some tunnels too for example i do an putty tunnel from
my home computer to firewall
and when i connect to my localhost port 305x it will be forwarded to
remote server inside firewall 192.168.x.x port 3050 and that over ssh

>> I guess it depends upon what you're familiar with. I've been using Red Hat
>> since version 5 ( ~1998 ), and now use Centos. While each platform has it's
>> issues, my advice is get to know your ( Linux ) platform well first. Then
>> the rest just falls into place.
> I think my problem has been that what I AM used to is not actually
> working, and many years of working one way ( I still have the UniPlus
> System 5 Manuals on the shelf besides me :( ) changing to another way is
> simply annoying. Simple little things like <Ctrl>C/<ctrl>V cut and paste
> which have in the past always simply worked - on new Linux desktops they
> don't any longer - need <shift> in some places ... and have to right
> click in others.
>> For newbies looking to decide which platform to work with, if you want a
>> GUI then Ubuntu is in my experience the best. If you want a production
>> server using only an SSH interface then all I can say is that my experience
>> with Centos / RHEL has been very good. It has excellent support ( paid for
>> if you wish ) and is stable.
>> kind regards
> I think THAT is what prompted the original question. Ubuntu LTS is
> looking reasonable at the moment and perhaps I'll write some beginners
> guide notes based on that. I HAVE to do a user guide for customers who
> need to build a replacement/additional machine from scratch and it was
> looking at the hacks to get what I have working that forced a proper
> rethink :)
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> Lester Caine - G8HFL
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