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wjm 09-17-2006 07:26 PM

low cost server for home
 
I would like to build a server for home use.

It would be for the following:
IMAP for personal mail, less than 10 casual users
Apache for family use, very little traffic
user login for XP users for family files; pics, music and docs.
This may be the most demanding part, audio streaming to a laptop.

I want to use raid 1, I know me and backups may not be too frequent.
I like and an used to CentOS.

Anybody build something recently and would like to share?
I am not taking about doing $1000 box, <500 beans would be great.

wjm 09-17-2006 07:27 PM

weee, my first post...

Brian1 09-17-2006 07:41 PM

IMAP for personal mail, less than 10 casual users
Dovecot is nice as well as Squirrelmail. Kind of like Squirellmail but Dovecot is simply.

Apache for family use, very little traffic
Should be no issue there.

user login for XP users for family files; pics, music and docs.
I assume you mean samba to share directories, home directories, ann printers.

This may be the most demanding part, audio streaming to a laptop.
Never done this but if mounted to a directory just run the file from there.
There are several links on audio and video network servers here. Just search around for some.

As far as the requirement. If just passing basic networking stuff then a very cheap machine will work if not doing much intense video and gaming on the machine itself.

Brian1

wjm 09-17-2006 08:21 PM

Thanks Brian,
I did not think that this of setup would be an issue.
I am kind of looking for a laundry list of hardware that will have no issues.
I will be buying in the next week and I want to see if anyone has a hareware setup they are happy with.
The server will just sit in a closet without KVM, just a network connection and a UPS.

Wim Sturkenboom 09-18-2006 02:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wjm
The server will just sit in a closet without KVM, just a network connection and a UPS.

So no keyboard, in which case you have to make sure that it will have an option to boot without KB.

No further experience that can help you.

wjm 09-18-2006 10:47 AM

Wim,
Thanks, I am not woried about configuration right now.
I just want to buy the hardware first

reddazz 09-18-2006 10:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wjm
weee, my first post...

Please don't make these kind of posts. If you need to bump your post count, find someone to help. Cheers. :)

aaa 09-18-2006 01:56 PM

For such light usage probably any pIII and up will do, you know something that can be had for less than a 100.


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