Chapter 5. Installing And Configuring Your SME Server Software

Table of Contents

5.1. Licensing Terms and Conditions
5.2. RAID1 Support (Disk Mirroring)
5.2.1. Software Mirroring
5.2.2. Hardware Mirroring
5.3. Upgrading From A Previous Version
5.4. Installing the Software
5.5. Configuring your SME Server
5.6. Setting Your Administrator Password
5.7. Configuring Your System Name and Domain Name
5.8. Configuring Your Local Network
5.8.1. Selecting Your Local Ethernet Adapter
5.8.2. Configuring Local Network Parameters
5.9. Operation Mode
5.9.1. Option 1: Server and gateway mode
5.9.2. Option 2: Private server and gateway
5.9.3. Option 3: Server-only mode
5.10. Configuring Server and Gateway Mode
5.11. Server and Gateway Mode - Dedicated
5.11.1. Configuring Your External Ethernet Adapter
5.11.2. Assigning Your Ethernet Adapters to Network Connection
5.11.3. Configuring Your External Interface
5.11.4. Configuring Dynamic DNS
5.12. Configuring the Server for Server and Gateway Mode - Dialup Access
5.13. Configuring Your DHCP Server
5.13.1. Configuring the DHCP Address Range
5.13.2. Important issues about the DHCP address range
5.14. Further Miscellaneous Parameters

The following sections explain in detail the process of installing the SME Server software.

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The computer on which you install this software will be totally dedicated to being your SME Server. The hard drive of this computer will be erased and re-written with the Linux operating system - dramatically enhancing the reliability of your server over other operating systems. However, this means that while this computer is acting as your server, you cannot use it for any other purpose.

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If you have previously installed and configured a server and are reinstalling the software, please be aware that you should use the proceedure described in section 5.3. Upgrading From A Previous Version in order to preserve your existing configuration and data. Simply performing a new installation will erase all previously existing user accounts, user directories, i-bay contents and web site and configuration parameters. If you have not already done so, you may wish to back up the contents of your server onto one of your desktop computers. You can do so easily by selecting "Backup or restore" from the server manager, as explained in chapter 10.1 .