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Well i'm just curious, and i'm also new to Linux. I want to learn how to create a server with linux. Well i'll be using Fedora Core 4 in the process of downloading it. Well my question is can anybody help me, give a way to go on creating a server, but i don't know what kind, just basically something just to mess with and gain knowledge while doing so, maybe store files on it, i have a 300GB harddrive just sitting here and want to put it to good use. Well any advice would be well taken.
If you don't know what kind i don't see what we're supposed to be able to do. All a server is is a normal machine which happens to provide a service for other machines in the network.... All i can say is that fedora will display a "Server" section in the packages allowing you to install a bunch of different servers.
i too thought that building a server with linux would be both fun and interesting, so i am giving it a shot, but i don't understand samba.. let alone anything.
i'm running mandrake 10.1 on a duron 900+ i can get the specifics, but i would like to have a network connection to a WinXP network, as i need files from a different machine, i am also thinking of running this machine as a games server, as i do Lan gaming and want a capable machine to run as a dedicated server...
can you tell me what i need, and am i doing anything wrong? i'll post be specifications of the machines i work with, and also some details on the four port switch that i'm using...
i'm running mandrake 10.1 on a duron 900+ i can get the specifics, but i would like to have a network connection to a WinXP network, as i need files from a different machine,
Look in the Internet menu in Mandrake for a program called 'smb4k', this will allow you to look at file shares. Also in the Mandrake Control Centre in Mount Points there is a GUI program to allow you to mount shares (similar to how you map shares to a drive in Windows).
i am also thinking of running this machine as a games server, as i do Lan gaming and want a capable machine to run as a dedicated server...
Should be farily easy - just download the server for whatever game you play. A lot have LInux servers, if yours doesn't however you're probably out of luck.
i'm a noob, but i like my step by step tutorials, this is a gem, thankyou both treedstang &
tkedwards, most of the games i'm going to (hopefully) run i have seen working on linux servers before, part f the incentive to make my own. smb4k i have been playing with, and after i finish this, i'm headign to the samba site. are there anymore tutorials like brennan's on the net?