Ubuntoo Home Server
On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 3:36 PM, Andrew Morgan <email@example.com> wrote:
Ok long story short I'm trying to take one of my old desktop PC's, socket 939 AMD, and turn it into a small home server for a few friends and family. The functions I'm looking for are;
The ability to RDP into it from any OS, specifically XP.
VPN in and pull down a network drive that has mutliple user folders, that only specific users can access, and a shared folder for all users to access from anywhere in the US to any OS, specifically XP.The ability to work from a regular desktop until such time that proper server hardware can be purchased.
Ubuntu Server can serve all of these needs.* take a look at http://ebox-platform.com/* this is available in the software repositories or by adding the repositories to the source.list file.* You wouldn't necessarily need a shared folder for all users to access from anywhere if you have VPN configured.* If you still feel you need that requirement you best bet will be incorporating an ftp server and control the access to it.* Another option would be to use a windows program call Bitvise tunnelier that you can then use SFTP over SSH which is more secure.** The only requirement that you have listed that I am unsure is possible is RDP access, but VNC would get you the same results as what you are use to with remote desktop in XP.* Also understand that the Server ISO is all command line and doesn't provide any graphical front end by default.* It is designed to be as light and secure as possible.* If you require a graphical interface download the Desktop ISO.* You can still install server packages on a Desktop environment.
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