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View Poll Results: Do you have a local or public server at home?
if yes, what's your rig? i.e specs, purpose and etc... 4 36.36%
If someday, what will your rig be like? i.e specs, purpose and etc.. 2 18.18%
Neither 5 45.45%
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:19 PM   #1
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Do you have a local or public server at home?

Right now it's someday. My computer is acting as both a desktop and server. My plans is to get a refurbished 1U server and put freeBSD or openBSD.

It will be a local server acting as a samba, rsync, ssh and media streaming server. Maybe a mirror too so I can do a net-install from my server.

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Old 03-10-2011, 09:32 PM   #2
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Yes, aside from running my website, the server also handles local file storage and DNS.
Old 03-10-2011, 09:35 PM   #3
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I'm configuring my laptop as a tor relay, which is the closest I will come to using it as a server.
Old 03-10-2011, 10:34 PM   #4
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I once dreamed of building a rockin' and rollin' AMD dual Opteron home server running Slackware, but with the drop in the cost of hard drive space, I can easily have three terabytes on three separate drives on my main system. Who needs the server at that point? I can still network my individual systems to access my main system. The days of the home JBOD server arrays are pretty much moot now.
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I have a simple nfs, time, dhcp, and backup server.

Nothing fancy, it's a Compaq Presario S33000NX with AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2600+ with 1GB memory and two hard drives.
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Thanks to all who posted and read the thread.
Old 03-11-2011, 02:48 PM   #7
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Got one in the basement, similar to chrisretusn's, setup just a basic file, DNLA server. (Just bought a 1TB drive for it yesterday! )


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