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Old 03-02-2004, 01:17 PM   #1
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what else can a remote server do?


how much access does one have once their remote server is set up? i want to make my linux server, that i currently have right next to me, to be remote accessable. so i can stuff it into the closet, and leave it on 24/7.

i want to at least be able to send files to it, which i know is the basic function of a remote server.. but what else can i do?

do you know of any online guides that could help me set this up too?
 
Old 03-02-2004, 01:32 PM   #2
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You can do anything remotely possible. Setup ssh for remote admin access or if you prefer FTP you can setup that to transfer files to and from. You could also setup NFS or Samba to share files. If you install X you can even forward X requests to be locally on your machine your accessing from and so on.

Try searching the forums here and maybe www.tldp.org which has tons of howtos and such.

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Old 03-02-2004, 01:42 PM   #3
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You probably want to either use ssh or samba. You could also set up an nfs mount point and just treat the server disk as a directory. This is more complex.

The easiest is to start the sshd and use ssh. You can administer by using ssh to open a terminal on the server (you can pop guis even if you set 'TunnelX11 yes') . To move files, you can scp from one machine to the other.

If you want a more graphical option, samba allows for this. You need to have the samba client on your desktop and the server running in the closet. The stuff is configured via /etc/samba/smb.conf, which is quite well documented.

Depending on your distro, you might alrerady have the sshd and samba server on the closet box.
 
Old 03-02-2004, 06:36 PM   #4
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yes i actually have samba going right now.. tranfering files. good times... i'm using redhat's fedora on the server.. and i have winxp on my main machine. the one i do all the web design on.

how do i extend samba to do administration things? like check my logs and a multitude of other things? or do i have to start looking at ssh for that?

how does samba work if i'm not on the same network? i assume this is all documented somewhere.. i'm just asking whether or not it's possible before i start searching for it.
 
  


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