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Old 04-06-2010, 11:18 PM   #1
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Smile setting up a server in ubuntu


Hi,
I have started using linux(ubuntu 9.10) on a standalone PC so i can't try out the tasks that require connection to a server.Can I set up a server on the same PC and use it as a client too? If not, what are the possible alternatives to practice the tasks that require a server??

Any relevant help wd be appreciated!!
 
Old 04-07-2010, 12:10 AM   #2
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In general the same machine can run both client programs and services. Just install the relevant programs/packages.

If you want more detailed help you'll have to tell us what client and server program(s) you want to run.

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Old 04-07-2010, 12:21 AM   #3
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Hi Avee137!
Setup of both Server and PC is possible on a standalone PC, if PC has enough hardware configuration. You can use virtualization and setup both server & client on the same machine. Below is the link to guide how to setup VMPlayer under Ubuntu 9.10:
http://ubuntuguide.net/how-to-instal...in-ubuntu-9-10

I would suggest setup Server as native OS on PC and then use vmware player to setup a virtualized client.

Or you can use KVM and other virtualization technologies supported on ubuntu. Below is the link for KVM on ubuntu:
http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whati...virtualization

Post here for any help required or if you face any issue while setting up virtualization.

Thanks
Pkhera
 
Old 04-07-2010, 12:45 AM   #4
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Could you elaborate on the tasks you are looking for? You could install any supported package either using apt or from source. It should not be a problem. Most of the server packages are available in the repositories. You would not have to worry too much about installing if you have internet connection and I suppose you have one if you are writing here.
It would be more helpful if you said what your requirements are and what you are trying to achieve.
 
Old 04-07-2010, 11:28 PM   #5
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thanks for the reply guys...!
well,all I am trying to do is to access my own linux system as if i am accessing a remote linux server through X-term console.


I have a gut feeling that i just asked smthing stupid !!
plz bear wd me guys!!

Thanks!
 
  


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