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Old 11-29-2005, 11:55 PM   #1
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Building Linux fileserver


Hi there,

Im planning on making a Linux file server so it can hold all my mp3s, downloads, videos etc. The fileserver will have a 200 GB hdd for now. I want it to be headless, so I can put it under a desk or bed. I want to be able to access the fileserver through wireless technology.

I want to be able to turn on the fileserver, then it automatically connects to my other pcs (running windows) so I can retrieve files. How can I make it do this?

Also I will have a few friends wanting to connect to the fileserver too, how do I let them only retrieving them and not being able to delete/upload. But when the need comes, let them upload files.

Also, which distro would suit me, remember I would like this fully headless.

What is linuxs support like with wireless NIC cards? Do they support them straight out of the box?

thanks.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 12:31 AM   #2
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Use a well-supported distribution, such as FC, Debian, Suse, etc.

Install and configure samba, which will support what you want
to do regarding file sharing with windows. You can control what
users can have access to - ie. read/write, etc. within samba.

Regarding wireless, i dont have much experience with it, but it is a networking
protocol, so it is independant of the server functionality. Im sure you can make everythiing
work pretty easily.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 02:26 AM   #3
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OS: Slackware Linux -- read more in the Distro forum
Filesharing Software: Samba -- lots of threads here about using it
Wireless: Check the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) to make sure your card is easy to get working

There you go!
 
Old 11-30-2005, 01:16 PM   #4
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thanks!

ill have a look through it. But i think the hardest thing will be is finding a linux compatable wireless NIC....
 
Old 12-01-2005, 10:51 PM   #5
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Originally posted by danimalz
Install and configure samba, which will support what you want
to do regarding file sharing with windows. You can control what
users can have access to - ie. read/write, etc. within samba.
is there a write up of some sort explaining the ways to set it up to the way i need it?
 
Old 12-21-2005, 07:07 PM   #6
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thanks for all the suggestions. ive had a bit of a play around to see if i can do what i want it to do, and im going to make a dc++ hub instead.
 
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If Slack is too hard, try straight Debian -- apt-get makes life sooo easy.
 
  


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