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Old 06-23-2004, 03:15 PM   #1
tuxrules
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personal web server


I've been using Linux for about 4-5 months...and I think I've past that install/uninstall and distro checkout phase. System's pretty stable and no problems as such...I think now is the time to take the next step. Start to explore real power of linux. I've tried my hands on Samba to connect my linux desktop to WinXP and it works.

But here's what i want to do. I happen to travel and I sometimes need to access some specific files from my home computer. I would like to know if there is a way whereby i can run a server (http or ftp) to access my files from my home machine when i'm travelling.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 03:23 PM   #2
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For a small and easy to configure http server try monkeyd:
http://monkeyd.sourceforge.net/
or just go Apache
http://www.apache.org

For FTP proftpd and vsftpd seem to be quite popular
http://www.proftpd.org
http://vsftpd.beasts.org
I personally use proftpd
 
Old 06-23-2004, 03:24 PM   #3
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Get a dynamic dns is you don't have a static ip address (noip and dnydns provide that) and then you can just use ssh anc scp to transfer files. If you're using a Windows box while traveling, you can use Putty for ssh.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 11:14 PM   #4
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Thank you guys for the pointers...I am trying to figure it out. If I land in trouble I know where to come back...
Thanks once again.
 
  


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