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pyrofreak99
February 5th, 2010, 04:53 AM
i am trying to turn one of my computers into a server so i can store movies and and bunch of other stuff on there


or maybe a web or gaming server


what version of ubuntu would i need to do that with



could u guys help me

zaksworld
February 5th, 2010, 05:06 AM
Are you trying to use your computer as a server for anyone to go on to, or is this just a server for your lan?

samantha_
February 5th, 2010, 05:06 AM
You can use one of these ISOs
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download-server

p.s. make sure you click on the "alternative download options" thingy. a lot of people miss it and when their finished downloading and installing they ask why ubuntu only sees 3.7 GB of RAM...

samantha_
February 5th, 2010, 05:11 AM
i am trying to turn one of my computers into a server so i can store movies and and bunch of other stuff on there


or maybe a web or gaming server


what version of ubuntu would i need to do that with



could u guys help me

Youll either need a static IP, or if you have a dynamic IP address, you will have to use a service such as dyndns.org. A tutorial for setting it up (using ddclient, which is pretty easy) can be found here: http://www.dyndns.com/support/kb/using_ddclient_with_dyndns_services.html

You will also have to forward ports through your router to the particular machine's IP address (on the LAN I mean).

p.p.p.s. you might also want to look into your ISPs TOS to see if they hate people who host servers on their connection.... Mine didnt like it for sure..... and I ended up upgrading to a business plan....