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Old 12-02-2003, 05:12 AM   #1
waheedrafiq
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how do i ping my server , what is my server name , web hosting


I need some help guy's how do i ping my own server i want to be able to setup a mail server and webserver i want to be able to acess my work remotely anywhere in the world

you know like X drive so i can save my work remotely and then when i come home its all there for me


can anyone help me here ie guild me



i am a newbie and a crap speller so please help
 
Old 12-02-2003, 06:15 AM   #2
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You can ping your server by issuing the command ping followed by the servername or its IP address, like so: ping www.linuxquestions.org. Press Ctrl+C to quit pinging.

You can set up an FTP server on your computer so you can upload and download files easily. Most distributions come with an FTP server so it should not be hard at all.

As for the mail server I suggest you don't unless you really know what you're doing since it is easy to lax the security one tiny bit and then your computer becomes a spamming relay. If you really want to set up a mail server, implement some means of secure sending - POP authentication before SMTP (sending), or authorized SMTP, or something to that effect.

Håkan
 
Old 12-02-2003, 05:56 PM   #3
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Does you just want ping IP address or Hostname. I tink if you want ping you dns you at least apply one domain for youself .

D.Z
 
Old 12-03-2003, 09:06 AM   #4
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first of all God bless to both of you who reply to my tread and i would take your advice about the ftp server the only thing is i am totally new to linux so i need some help and direction i am using Red hat version 9 so i could do with some help or step by step insturctions.


as for the ping thanks for that infor i could ping but had not idea of how to stop it in windows this is stop automatically
 
Old 12-03-2003, 09:13 AM   #5
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You could either do just a simple ping <host> (replace <host> with the name or IP of the computer you wish to ping) and then use Ctrl+C to stop pinging, or use ping -c <number> <host> to ping a computer a certain number of times.

Håkan
 
Old 12-03-2003, 10:48 AM   #6
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wow so much with just a ping command its kewl man
 
Old 12-03-2003, 11:13 AM   #7
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The subject of this thread reminds me of a certain Monty Python scene...
 
Old 12-03-2003, 11:35 AM   #8
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What the hell is he on about ?
 
  


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