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Old 12-03-2007, 09:56 PM   #1
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Question Best Linux Software For File Server


Hey Guys
I just want to know what is the best linux software for file server?
 
Old 12-03-2007, 10:46 PM   #2
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Can you give more information please? Are your clients running Linux, Windows or a mix of different types of OS? Does it need to be accessible over the internet?
 
Old 12-03-2007, 10:48 PM   #3
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and may I ask why that haves to do anything? its going to be a public site so the customers can download files.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 11:06 PM   #4
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The reason for my question is simple. You ask for the "best" software but don't say "best for what" The term file server is too generic. You could be providing an ftp server, a samba server, access via NFS, etc.

It's a public site so customers can download files - how are they connecting/downloading?
 
Old 12-03-2007, 11:24 PM   #5
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If your files are only downloadable, and not uploadable by users (not you), you can go for a webserver. Organise your files and folders in the webroot and just give url. If you want to protect files with a password, then use Apache webserver and go through the concept of .htpass.

See http://www.yorku.ca/yorkweb/help/Pas...tion/index.htm

If they are uploadable by users, then you should go for something else.

Manda Krishna Srikanth
http://www.krishnasrikanth.com/
 
Old 12-04-2007, 07:48 AM   #6
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Dear all,
My friend posted this question on behalf of me. I am planing to run my file server for intranet (sometimes internet aswell ).
So that with be a mix of win - unix systems.

System resource to host the file server is limited ( a pentium 500MHz pro with 64 mb ram . )
Also I need to install apache over it.
 
  


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