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Old 10-24-2007, 01:39 PM   #1
ChiknNutz
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Building a simple server


Looking to build a simple home/small busiuness server and seems lots use Linux to do this. Came across an article referring to Xubutu (sp?) and Samba for this, then found a link about PCLOS07...which looks tons better based on reviews. Not a programmer, but am pretty hand with a computer overall. Prior to thinking about Linux, was consdering using the new Windows Home Server product as it looks really easy to implement, though requires a lot of "system" for what it is. Any considerations for a total newb regarding a simple server (like 4 or 5 computers and a large format printer) implementation with Linux? Looking primarily as a file and print server application, but also want auto data backup.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 02:18 PM   #2
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Speaking as a relative newcomer to servers, I had little problem setting up Ubuntu 7.04 server edition ( LAMP installation option).
There is plenty of documentation about as well. I wanted a file server, so had to install samba ( sharing drives to Windows computers) and vsftpd ( uploading / downloading files via SSL through linux account logins) myself but this is very straightforward. The server edition comes with no X so do not expect a graphical window interface when installed. Everything on the server will be command line. I did have a little problem configuring the samba server. But a quick browse via google sorted out the problem.
If anyone can recommend other good server OS, I have a spare machine I am willing to install this on.

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Old 10-24-2007, 02:25 PM   #3
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Thanks...so is the PCLOS07 intended more as a replacement for WinXP or can it also be used for a network config? Guess you really don't need the GUI after setup, but I know nothing about Linux command interface to get from "here to there" if'n ya know what I mean.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 03:36 PM   #4
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Linux distros are much more similar than they are different, so pretty much all of them can run Samba if you're looking for a file server. I'd pick a distro on other criteria, like in your case the presence of a lot of GUI tools if you're not comfortable with command line.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 07:15 PM   #5
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Hangdog 42 is right on. For what you need any distro with Samba would probably be OK. You should consider the hardware and go toward a smaller distro if you have older hardware. For just backing up files, I use NASLite http://www.serverelements.com/naslite.php to an ancient (166MHz) POS, but it's pretty limited really. I've used RedHat 6, Feather, Damn Small, now Vector, all with Samba so I could do backups from my WIndows box. Just pay attention to the password stuff in samba, it trips a lot of people up. It's a very well documented package.
 
  


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