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Old 09-20-2003, 10:03 PM   #1
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how can i setup my pc such that other pc's can dial my line and connect?


hi,

i am thinking of setting up my redhat 9.0 pc in such a way that someone can connect through my pc through dial up (sort of an isp, but not actually an isp)

i am aiming at having a network wherein those who connect (including me), can exchange files, talk, etc...

the idea came from having my friends' computers and mine connected remotely whenever we do projects/design even in the comfort of our own home.

is this possible, or is it just a product of my imagination?
 
Old 09-20-2003, 11:05 PM   #2
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What your describing to me sounds like a BBS (Bulliten Board System). It was the "internet" before the internet. I know of Renegade, but I think that will only run on DOS/Windows systems. Try doing a Google search for "Linux BBS software". IMHO.

 
Old 09-20-2003, 11:16 PM   #3
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www.bbbs.net I've never tried it, but I hear its good.
 
Old 09-21-2003, 12:41 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Bigun
What your describing to me sounds like a BBS (Bulliten Board System). It was the "internet" before the internet. I know of Renegade, but I think that will only run on DOS/Windows systems. Try doing a Google search for "Linux BBS software". IMHO.

its sort of like that... like building an "internet" composed only of "our" pc's
 
Old 09-21-2003, 09:31 AM   #5
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Setting up an FTP server will allow you to trade files, but won't allow chatting (to my knowledge). Maybe you can use the bulletin board for chatting, and the FTP for file transfer. There is plenty of documentation on this web site for setting up an FTP server, if you are interested in going that route. RH9 comes with vsftpd (an ftp server program), I gave rough instructions on how I set vsftpd in this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=93402

-Helios007
 
Old 09-21-2003, 10:02 AM   #6
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ok, if in case i am able to setup everything, how many users can connect to my pc? i only have one phone line and one modem...

does that mean that i can only have one remote pc that can connect? or is there a way to increase the number of those who will connect to my pc (lets say 4 more)?
 
Old 09-21-2003, 09:48 PM   #7
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You can set up as many users as you want (with the FTP server) but of course it will slow down the upload and download speed. But if you are sharing small files, and you are keeping the number of users to 4 (like you said), it shouldn't be that big of an issue.
 
  


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