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    Server

    Alright I've done some searching but I haven't particularly found what I'm looking for a guide or something that can show me how to accomplish what I'm looking to do. I want to make a file-server for my dorm-mates and I. At first I want it to just be a simple file server to store files for all of us and then i will expand on it at a later date to add functionality. The computers we will be using will be windows based and the server will be ubuntu. Any resources would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Ryan

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    Re: Server

    Samba?

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpSamba

    FTP?

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=79588


    What kinds of functionality do you think you might need to add?

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    Re: Server

    Just get the Ubuntu server installation and install LAMP. store teh files in the the document root (usually /var/www), and then people can access it through the apache HTTP web server.

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    Re: Server

    What kinds of functionality do you think you might need to add?
    Perhaps log-ins for my fellow suite-mates. Thats really the only thing I've considered so far but I'm sure there is more I'm going to want to add.

    Just get the Ubuntu server installation and install LAMP. store teh files in the the document root (usually /var/www), and then people can access it through the apache HTTP web server.
    How would my roommates upload their files.

    Thanks so far both of you, great info so far.

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    Re: Server

    Quote Originally Posted by Artan1s View Post
    Perhaps log-ins for my fellow suite-mates. Thats really the only thing I've considered so far but I'm sure there is more I'm going to want to add.



    How would my roommates upload their files.

    Thanks so far both of you, great info so far.
    You could setup different user accounts and let them log in via SSH. You could also use an FTP Server and give them usernames/passwords.

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    Re: Server

    You could setup different user accounts and let them log in via SSH. You could also use an FTP Server and give them usernames/passwords.
    Thats a great idea.

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    Re: Server

    Quote Originally Posted by Artan1s View Post
    How would my roommates upload their files.

    Thanks so far both of you, great info so far.
    When you have an apache HTTP server running (comes default with LAMP), all you have to do is install SSH:

    sudo apt-get install ssh

    then your room mates can happily connect to your server and upload their files through ssh with a program like FileZilla

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    Re: Server

    It may not be what you're looking for, but I run a DC++ hub at my University for my friends to share files over the network.

    http://dcplusplus.sourceforge.net/

    Linux DC Server: http://www.verlihub-project.org/doku.php

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    Re: Server

    It may not be what you're looking for, but I run a DC++ hub at my University for my friends to share files over the network.

    http://dcplusplus.sourceforge.net/

    Linux DC Server: http://www.verlihub-project.org/doku.php
    hmm that looks like a pretty good piece of software actually from what I read about it, but the only problem is that I dont have a windows license for the comptuer I want to make a server so no dice there. Thanks for the link though, im definitely going to bookmark it.

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    Re: Server

    Quote Originally Posted by Artan1s View Post
    ...but the only problem is that I dont have a windows license for the comptuer I want to make a server so no dice there.
    What's the problem? I don't understand.

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