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Old 04-25-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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Smile Starting a home server


Hello,

I am starting a home server with hopefully Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 (downloading speeds are slow here)

I want to use the PC as a File Server, DHCP Server and Gateway.

I need to have the file server side of things capable of enabling people in the house to have their own folders with access control to allow only them (username and password) in. As well as have a public folder for sharing files between machines and for application and media storage.

All three services need to be compatible with Windows and Linux PCs.

What would the best way to do this be?
 
Old 04-25-2013, 04:52 PM   #2
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You would want to setup samba on it, which is a file server fully compatible with both windows and linux. Here is a basic guide on how to setup samba in ubuntu http://www.unixmen.com/howto-install...are-in-ubuntu/
 
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:04 PM   #3
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You'll find these HOWTOs useful http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/
 
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:12 PM   #4
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Just install webmin, it will make the whole process so much easier.
 
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:26 AM   #5
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what is webmin?
 
Old 04-26-2013, 06:32 AM   #6
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what is webmin?
www.webmin.com
 
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:41 AM   #7
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Webmin looks like what I need.

If I want to add game server capability, (ie. using webmin to open certain apps when needed) can this be accomplished with webmin or are there plugins or another program I need?

Sorry, I am new in the Linux environment (major contradiction since Windows is Linux technically) and I want to set this server up in our house.

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Old 04-26-2013, 06:52 AM   #8
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webmin will get you started and let you do most of the common tasks, if you want to add game servers then you'll need to look at those separately. Have to admit game servers aren't my "thing".
 
Old 04-26-2013, 06:55 AM   #9
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Great! Thanks guys.

Two things:
Would I install the .deb version of webmin on Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 LTS?
and
Would my "users" login to webmin itself or is that just a backend for myself?
 
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Not sure about ubuntu, you may find that it's available from the existing ubuntu repositories (apt-get??) and you'd generally keep webmin as an administrative back-end rather than let users loose on it.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 07:08 AM   #11
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I can see how it could be a problem if they started changing everything left right and center.

Would they just see their folders in their windows directories (network)
 
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For that kind of thing look at samba that would let you expose their folders in a manner similar to a regular windows shared folder.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 07:22 AM   #13
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Does samba allow username and password for each users individual folders on the server?
 
Old 04-26-2013, 07:33 AM   #14
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It can be set up that way, yes..... Now GO AND START DOING!!!!

Best way to learn is to get stuck in and try stuff then come back when you run into problems.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 07:33 AM   #15
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mmm have the same problem like the "DexterRSA", thanks for help guys.

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