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Old 03-20-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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Debian repository server (Windows) over LAN


My office has a local network (not connected to internet) with a server machine running on Windows 2003 server edition. My machine is running debian squeeze and I have all the repository images of squeeze downloaded from the official site. I would like to keep the complete repository on the Windows server so that myself and other colleagues who are using debian can have a centralized access to the repositories. I have no experience in networking and I am not able to find useful information from google. So I require your guidance for this. Thank you.

PS: I cannot run the server on linux as it contains licenses for a few windows based softwares
 
Old 03-20-2013, 11:56 PM   #2
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one : the whole idea of a repo is that someone refreshes it and someone else (you) pulls the new stuff off the central server. What you risk to end up with is an old repo (within the week), you could (in theory) point the apt-get to your server, but to what end? The stuff will be stale within the week anyway
two : this does require some basic networking knowledge. Guiding you through this is like guiding a baker into exchanging sparkplugs if he's not awayre where a car's engine is located, and this using morse code he does'nt know anyway...

Just leave things as they are...
 
Old 03-21-2013, 03:36 AM   #3
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Thank you for your reply Thor_2.0. But that wasn't really motivating.
In reply to your point no. one: how else do you expect a machine with no internet access to run linux? You have to definitely rely on some local repository server or DVDs as far as I am aware. Still you cannot ask such a machine to not to run linux on it. This case applies to me. For me it looks better to run linux even with an outdated repo than running a windows.
Point no. two: I agree that I am at ground zero and it may become a disaster by guide through the networking challenge. But everyone has been at that place one or the other time. So I am not willing to leave things as they are. I am going to look for options.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:13 PM   #4
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But that wasn't really motivating
...sorry, but this is the truth...

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with no internet access to run linux
Once the machine is set up and isolated, updating is not really a point...but, no internet access may prove to be a problem...
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But everyone has been at that place one or the other time
yup, so was I, I solved it by learning to set up a small LAN (two PC's at first) mess around and learn, your challenge may not really be the best "entry vector" to learn networking...

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I am going to look for options
you should...welcome to Linux...that's what it's about: options...
 
  


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