"To have what I wanted and not get fired I needed was my own "in
house" web server connected to our existing Local Area Network
"These pages outline how I made an intranet server on a tight
budget, and some of my experiences during the process. The path I
took was not particularly hard to follow - plenty had left
footprints. Lots of Universities, Colleges, ISP's, corporations,
and even a few high schools have done exactly what I did. For a
consultant of medium experience what I have to say is (or should
be) pretty much standard."
"On doing what research I could, I was astonished to
discover that many ISP's actually don't use $50,000 versions of
Unix, Novell, or the latest version of Windows NT to run Intranets.
Rather, they use the free "unix like" operating systems such as
Linux and FreeBSD. In fact, all the software a lot of
successful ISP's use is entirely freeware. These highly advanced
O/S's have been powering networks in Universities ever since
networking was invented."