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Old 09-22-2004, 05:37 PM   #1
hamza11050
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building a server


hi
i wanna make a home server...used for music....files...etc.
i have a custom made computer
pentium 2
256 ram
80 gig
dvd reader
can someone help me
my wither posting a website that can help me
or by sending me a manual
or just simpy posting
 
Old 09-22-2004, 05:47 PM   #2
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do u wanna make it a ftp server ?
 
Old 09-22-2004, 06:11 PM   #3
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For a webserver Apache is a good choice, nice, easy, stable and secure. Depending on the distro your using it probably comes preinstalled, or you can update fairly easily.

Ditto that you should have an ftp server preinstalled.

What sort of server exactly, do you want to have?
 
Old 09-22-2004, 06:14 PM   #4
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I good first step would be to install an Operating System
 
Old 09-22-2004, 06:48 PM   #5
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I good first step would be to install an Operating System
that always helps.

also, are the other computers on your network linux or windows computers?
 
Old 09-22-2004, 07:52 PM   #6
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i have redhat linux 9
i am not sure what kind of server i want....i want to store music....share files.....make databases...
etc.
i have 2 linux machines,1 windows machine(xp), and 2 apple macintosh running os x panther
 
Old 09-22-2004, 08:02 PM   #7
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you'll need at least samba so you can share with the windows machines, and nfs and ftp would be nice to have also. nfs lets you mount filesystems on the server on your local machine/s (where both server and client are linux). not sure what you need for the macs. for a distro i'd recommend slackware.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 09:43 PM   #8
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i am using redhat anyone have a tip.
do i need to start my computer from scratch or can just activate some services?
 
Old 09-23-2004, 10:21 PM   #9
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You should be able to just start the services.

Have you installed webmin?
http://www.webmin.com/

It's really good for setting up and maintaining a server. (FTP,NFS,samba,or whatever)
Also if your not too far along with the setup you my want to consider Clarkconnect Home.
It does not have a GUI but have a web based configuration. That is what my server here at home is running. It is a small distro based on redhat (I think it's around 500 meg totally installed.

I have it running and FTP, samba, and game server (Q3/UrT) Just select stand alone during installation. ( it can also be set up as a router)

Good luck!
 
  


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