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Old 12-08-2007, 03:37 PM   #1
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want to set up a home server

ok first of all hi everyone this is my first post
i want to set up a home server running on linux i have a p3 733 512ram with a raid 4 and a single drive for the os
i want to use the server for media in my home and be able to access that media on a windows pc over the network and i want to be able to access the media and the server over the internet if im away from home.
right now i have ubuntu server installed on it but was wondering if there is a better distro for what i need or if im ok with ubuntu and also some tips on configuring it for access
thanks in advance
Old 12-08-2007, 04:00 PM   #2
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Did you see this, check out the ftp server and samba.
Old 12-08-2007, 09:14 PM   #3
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Ok, some things that might help with this project;

To access something over the internet you need to know the IP address of your connection from your IP. This is the IP that is on your router (I am assuming you have a cable or DSL internet connection, with a dynamic IP). You can try and keep track of it, or just register a domain name, and set up an automatic update service. offers a free service for this. Register your domain, and direct it to your IP address on dnsexit. They offer a free program that runs on your box to update the IP if it changes. If your domain name is, you can do stuff like "ssh", and connect to your machine from anywhere.

You have to direct the correct ports on your router to the particular computer that is running the server.

Try the slimserver software on your Linux box for streaming audio (Google Slimserver; you need the free software, not the device). Use vnc to see your desktop. Lots of other cool stuff is possible with a setup like this.

Good luck.



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