View Full Version : [ubuntu] What should I do with my Ubuntu server?

January 6th, 2011, 03:37 PM
Hello all,

I was just wondering what, what should I do with my Ubuntu server? What are some cool server applications I should be running on it?

I have a Windows 2008R2 Server with Hyper-V and an Ubuntu 10.4 32 bit VM. I have set up an ssh server, but that is as far as I have gone. My Windows host server handles file sharing and media streaming. I also do not need any routing as I have a pfsense VM running as my router.

I could set up webmin, but what else is out there that would be cool/fun/interesting to setup and run?



January 6th, 2011, 03:40 PM
Make it an OSM server, or something interesting.

January 6th, 2011, 03:46 PM
Make it an OSM server, or something interesting.

By OSM server do you mean OpenStreetMap server?

January 6th, 2011, 03:49 PM
Yup, or dabble with any geo mapping stuff. It's fun.

January 6th, 2011, 04:05 PM
Hmm, that seems interesting. Anything else anybody can think of?

January 6th, 2011, 04:46 PM
You can set up a unison server (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unison_%28file_synchronizer%29) to keep your computers synchronized.

There's also tracks (http://getontracks.org/) to organize your todos and access them from everywhere (I wrote a tutorial here on how to do it (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1580690).

Or a teeworlds server to play with friends every once in a while if you're into it.