User:Asamaras/Fedora Success stories

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Introduction

In this page you can find successful and not-so-successful stories than involve some (or many) Fedora Releases.

The stories are written by the users and administrators themselves in respect to the Fedora’s way.

Sunshine in my world

Under this section you will find the successful ones. In some cases you will find detailed methodology while in other stories emphasize to the result itself. Let’s get started!

Fedora 1 and 3 Route

This story is about the “useless and outdated hardware” that can still be of use.

Back then Fedora was taking it first steps. I also was an “absolute beginner” in the administration world.

The quest was to create a router that would support 75 PCs divided into 3 networks enabling on-demand re-configuration.

Network Layout:

Room A:

  • 30 PCs running Windows 2000 Professional, 1GB RAM, 80 GB HDD.
  • 1 Network Laser Printer
  • 3 Stand-by Ethernet connections for laptops
  • 2 CISCO 2950 24p 10/100 switches with uplink
  • Some bad switch ports
  • Connectivity to main switches via 1000 Ethernet

Room B:

  • 30 PCs running Windows 2000 Professional, 1GB RAM, 80 GB HDD.
  • 2 Network Laser Printer
  • 3 Stand-by Ethernet connections for laptops
  • 3 Stand-by Administrative/Service/Technician Ethernet outlets
  • 2 CISCO 2950 24p 10/100 switches with uplink
  • Connectivity to main switches via 1000 Ethernet

Servers :

  • 1 Server Xeon based with 4 GB RAM and a few SCSI HDDs, Windows 2003, part of Active Domain, backup DHCP server
  • 1 Server Xeon based with 4GB RAM/500 GB HDD acting as Global Catalog, DHCP server, WINS server
  • 1 PC Pentium III with 786 MB RAM and 40 GB HDD running Fedora

Office / Administration

  • 4 Pentium 4/4GB RAM/250 GB HDD/Windows XP Proffesional boxes
  • 1 Network Laser Printer
  • 1 3COM Gigabit switch
  • 1 Intel 8p switch
  • 1 CISCO 2950 switch

User Requirements

  • All the terminals (PCs) in the Rooms A & B should have Internet Access during free hours.
  • All the users should be able to print out (later a limit was set to # of pages per user per day)
  • All the servers should have access to updates and antivirus database updates.
  • All the Administrative stations should have access to all the terminals
  • All the users should have an account in the Active Directory, Personal Storage and a Roaming Profile
  • During some classes the terminal PCs should have restricted access to specific extranet servers outside of LAN
  • During some classes the terminals sould not have any access to any server outside of the LAN
  • During some classes and some exams the terminals should have access to specific servers and specific ports, no other network traffic is to be allowed
  • The services of Active Directory should be available 24/7

--A.E.S. 00:56, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

It's a Blue Monday

Here are the stories of worries. We hope that through this section you can gain knowledge to avoid the possible issues.

Be sure that Fedora Community will help you and guide you to convert them from trouble to success.