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Freemen 11-25-2007 12:26 PM

Linux server for torrent, newsleecher, Itunes server and smb share.
 
Hi all

Newbie asking :) What to start op whit linux for first time. Therefor I have some unsolved questions.

My server is whit out monitor after installer. Software must be web based controlled.

My server hardware.
1,5 ghz
1 gb ram
HD 20 gb system disk
2x250 gb HD
1x120 USB harddisk
1xdvd burner

My software need.:

Newsleecher - Hellanzb
Torrent - Torrentflux
Itunes server - ?
SMB - ?


I have taken a look at ubuntu LAMP install. But is that a good choice?

Want to use USB harddisk whit SMB share. Can i that? (Does USB drive work by default as in windows)

Itunes server - I would like if my Itunes on windows and MAC could use my linux box as storage and "server". Who?

Sorry for my bad english!! :)

matthewg42 11-26-2007 05:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freemen (Post 2970245)
Hi all

Newbie asking :) What to start op whit linux for first time. Therefor I have some unsolved questions.

My server is whit out monitor after installer. Software must be web based controlled.

You can run without a monitor, but allow connections to a GUI using remote desktop, or using X-windows' network transparency. There are web-based admin tools too (e.g. webmin), but you should also consider this approach.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freemen (Post 2970245)
My server hardware.
1,5 ghz
1 gb ram
HD 20 gb system disk
2x250 gb HD
1x120 USB harddisk
1xdvd burner

Nice setup. No worries installing pretty much any distro on this.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freemen (Post 2970245)
My software need.:

Newsleecher - Hellanzb
Torrent - Torrentflux
Itunes server - ?
SMB - ?

I have taken a look at ubuntu LAMP install. But is that a good choice?

Yeah, Ubuntu's fine for this. There are pre-built packages in the Ubuntu repositories for both Hellanzb and Torrentflux so installing them will be very easy.

I've never set up an iTunes server, but looking in the Ubuntu repositories for daap (the protocol it uses for that stuff) I found a package called mt-daapd, which describes itself like this:
Quote:

Description: iTunes-compatible DAAP server
mt-daapd is a DAAP server that works with
most POSIX compatible operating systems. It
allows you to share your music collection
over the local network using the same protocol
iTunes uses, so real iTunes users may peruse
your music. Moreover, if your music is in
more esoteric formats like FLAC, Ogg Vorbis,
or Musepack, these can be converted on the fly
to different formats (usually WAV), so that your
entire music collection can be listened to by
normal iTunes clients. It also features
a web interface that can be used to control
components of the server, trigger database
updates, and create playlists.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Freemen (Post 2970245)
Want to use USB harddisk whit SMB share. Can i that? (Does USB drive work by default as in windows)

The USB drives should work just fine as long as they are formatted with a filesystem which is Linux-compatible. If you've used them with Windows, there is a danger that they will be formatted in NTFS format. Linux can use NTFS drives, but it is sometimes more hassle than other formats.

I don't have any NTFS drives, so I am afraid I cannot tell you if they "just work" with Ubuntu 7.10 or not.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freemen (Post 2970245)
Itunes server - I would like if my Itunes on windows and MAC could use my linux box as storage and "server". Who?

Sorry for my bad english!! :)

See comments above on the mt-daapd program.

Freemen 11-26-2007 05:11 AM

Well now, one of my friends gave me the answar.

Linux distro = Ubuntu LAMP install

Newsleecher - Hellanzb
Torrent - Torrentflux
Itunes server - Firefly
SMB - SAMBA whit SWAT

Now to install mode :)

Freemen 11-26-2007 05:14 AM

matthewg42 thanks for help. It support my friend advise.
So i'm going for it.


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