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Here are my list of recommended books to help you use your Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS server to its fullest.

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BIND is an open-source software that implements the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols for the Internet. The name BIND stands for “Berkeley Internet Name Domain”. This article describes how to install and configure BIND in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or CentOS 5.

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You can configure Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer to use a proxy server like Squid to connect to the Internet. A proxy server reduces bandwidth requirements and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. This page will show you how to configure Firefox and Internet Explorer to use a proxy server.

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This article will show you how to install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) from Sun Microsystem which is required by some applications like the JXplorer LDAP Browser and the Fedora Directory Server Administration tools.

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Here are some links you might find useful.

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Below are the best open source softwares to use for setting up a Linux based mail server.

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Why use a Linux mail server? Check out the some of the advantages below.

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The Problem

A client asked me to reinstall their mail server. Their existing mail server using Microsoft Exchange 2000 on Windows 2000 Server was frequently down. Whenever it was up, it performed badly. It performed so bad that it took minutes just to check mails and learn they have no new mail.

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