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Old 08-31-2007, 05:16 PM   #1
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File/web server setup advice needed


Can a file and web server be built as one server? ie. run samba and apache in one distro (Slackware12)?

I want to turn this system (SY6BA+IV,PC100, PIII600e, dualboot win98/slack12
on 2ata hdds, the 2wire gateway that includes wireless access) into a Server for
a winxp/with Gigabyte ethernet box and mac/wireless laptop.

Want to backup, store and access media/web page files on linux.
Share printer, scanner, no internet access for XP, limited internet services to laptop, win98 internet access for different browsers? No gaming, server doesn't have to run all the time, just to store or access files (does this sound right)?

What File Type/File types do I have to use? What would be the safest file structure for my needs? Do I have to use DHCP?
Do I need another router in addition to mySBC 2Wire Gateway? Thanks
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Old 08-31-2007, 05:37 PM   #2
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Sounds like that would work hardware wise.

As for the file system, ext3 would probably be just fine. There are other file systems, some might deal with very large files better. Some might perform better if there were LOTS of small files. But I would think that ext3 would be a good starting point.

You shouldn't need another router unless I'm missing something. Just a port to plug it into. If you want to use gigabit ethernet, you obviously need a gig switch so if your router isnt, you should be able to pick one up on the cheap.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 08-31-2007, 06:27 PM   #3
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docalton, wow..thanks for responding. The 2Wire GateWay has plenty free ports, just 2 boxes connect to it and sometimes a Asus laptop for Internet connection. Files will be photo lib and graphics....Do I have to setup DHCP?

Last edited by NightSky; 11-21-2008 at 08:10 PM. Reason: conserve space. please move this thread to slackware forum
 
Old 09-01-2007, 12:50 AM   #4
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dhcp necessary, easy (for your small network)

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docalton, wow..thanks for responding. The 2Wire GateWay has plenty free ports, just 2 boxes connect to it and sometimes a Asus laptop for Internet connection. Files will be photo lib and graphics....Do I have to setup DHCP?
To set up ip addresses that are really not very 'dynamic', use the machine addresses/hardware address of the ethernet adapter reported by ifconfig in linux & ipconfig in windows. The subnet declaration, followed by one example host, will look something like this:

# This is a very basic subnet declaration.
subnet 1.2.3.0 netmask 255.0.255.0 {
option domain-name-servers 5.4.3.2, 8.7.6.5;
default-lease-time 600;
max-lease-time 7200;
}
# ...and this is the format for assigning one ethernet card an # ip address
host computername.domainname {
hardware ethernet 88:33:Z0:Z0:Z0:00;
fixed-address 1.2.3.4;
}
 
Old 09-04-2007, 04:00 PM   #5
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Thank you.

Last edited by NightSky; 05-05-2010 at 07:00 PM. Reason: Original Questions were answered.
 
  


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