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Old 01-04-2008, 03:46 PM   #1
captainritalin
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Im new to linux and especially servers


Ok here is what im looking for. I am looking to create SECURE server that will allow me to

access it from anywhere
have multiple user accounts that are entered into with passwords with multiple levels of access to the server (some more privaledged than others)
be able to support mac and windows (one of my workstations will be a mac the other windows)
be able to put my games and music on it from any workstation and access them from others (id like to keep my games on the server and not have to download them onto my workstations because of the room that they take up, i realize thats not realistic for a mac program on a windows computer)
be able to control my workstations remotely from the server
be able to print from anywhere through the server
be able to put the server on sleep or standby and be able to boot it back up remotely a(itd also be great if i could do this to my workstations and printer as well)

i think thats about it i realize i may not be able to do all of these but what is possible please tell me, i have a copy of linux server and i have my own domain name so none of that is an issue, i just dont know how to do what i need. id really appreciate help and i know this will be complicated, but any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
thanks
 
Old 01-04-2008, 04:00 PM   #2
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First up, I'll number these.

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Ok here is what im looking for. I am looking to create SECURE server that will allow me to

access it from anywhere
1. How secure are we talking if you can access it from anywhere?

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have multiple user accounts that are entered into with passwords with multiple levels of access to the server (some more privaledged than others)
2. How will these accounts access the server, remotely, physically, only for authentication for services...?

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be able to support mac and windows (one of my workstations will be a mac the other windows)
4. Support as in??? My cup has support for every computer I own, it's very stable too as long as you keep it standing upright

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be able to put my games and music on it from any workstation and access them from others (id like to keep my games on the server and not have to download them onto my workstations because of the room that they take up, i realize thats not realistic for a mac program on a windows computer)
5. What kind of server are we talking about? How will you actually play the game, what kind of games? And are we talking a couple of songs or do you expect your SECURE server to also be a digital jukebox?

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be able to control my workstations remotely from the server
6. What type of control? Virtual connection, direct access, CLI? What workstations?

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be able to print from anywhere through the server
7. When you say that, I picture a printer in every room and you want to be able to print to every server in every room, but not have the printer attached to the print server. What would happen if the workstation the printer is attached to is off? Setting up a print server is easy enough, but setting up a distributed printing network and expecting to print to a vast selection of printers that may or may not be attached to a system is significantly more complex.

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be able to put the server on sleep or standby and be able to boot it back up remotely a(itd also be great if i could do this to my workstations and printer as well)
8. This is doable, but typically servers don't sleep. Your workstations and printers don't seem to be part of this side of the equation. What workstations are we talking about? If you are just interested in how to setup WOL on Linux, that might be something we can do. But we can't really explain to you how to setup WOL on every OS known that has been developed.

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i think thats about it i realize i may not be able to do all of these but what is possible please tell me, i have a copy of linux server and i have my own domain name so none of that is an issue, i just dont know how to do what i need. id really appreciate help and i know this will be complicated, but any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
thanks
9. Which "Linux Server" do you "have a copy of"?

Also, doing some research on your own (on this very website) would help you immensely. Some of the topics you are interested in may need some further research and discussion, but really once you get the Search feature working for you, a lot of this already is available.

Good luck!

-Chad
 
Old 01-04-2008, 04:06 PM   #3
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like i said im BRAND new to all of this so i really dont know what kinds of anything that you just said. i am talking pretty secure, not fort knox but a bunker would be nice. those games im hoping to be able to like log onto the server and click the game and just hit play, games like WoW or call of duty. not sure what type of server i have downloaded but i will download what ever type is easiest. and im talking thousands of songs on the server
 
Old 01-04-2008, 04:13 PM   #4
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I realize you are new, which is why I responded with my points. If you research some of those points I made it will help you a lot more than the responses you'll get just replying to your various needs.

-Chad
 
Old 01-04-2008, 04:15 PM   #5
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Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread is being closed because it is a duplicate.

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