DISS is a set of bash scripts to ease the installation of a server running Debian Lenny.
DISS is a bunch of scripts made to simplify installation and maintenance of the usual services such as, web, email and mysql server (among many others) upon a computer running Debian GNU/Linux Stable edition (that would be Lenny nowadays). It will basically install all required software using apt-get and configure them automatically, for some questions you will be prompted for answers.
As of today DISS is still being tested, it sort of works but if I were you I would first try it out on a testing platform meaning on a computer (or virtual computer) that is not vital to you, meaning that you can afford to reinstall the computer entirely in case things go really bad. Actually this should apply to any software and/or script (unless you read the code/script beforehand and trust it).
DISS is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
What does DISS do ?
DISS installs software (LAMP Server, mail server etc) and automatically configures everything for the main (Admin) user. After that you can use diss to add users: configure Apache, create a home directory for websites, add databases and create a special page for viewing web stats and accessing PhpMyadmin. The admin user will have a few more links (Munin, Vmail Manager) and links to all clients stats.
Why I did DISS
I started DISS so I could automate installation of my servers, as for basic usage it's always the same starting point, might as well script it. I noticed it could be useful to others who used it to install their server, as it does not interfere with any manual/personal modifications that need to be made (unlike some other systems).
Another reason is to give people yet another way of being independant, running your own server (or sharing one with friends) is far better than depending on service providers who are slowly transforming the Internet into an exclusively commercial network.
If you want to share your experience or drop me a line or anything concerning DISS you may:
- email: diss -4t- manurevah.com
- web contact form from my main site.
- IRC: #diss on irc.oftc.net (SSL available on port 6697)