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Dungeon-Dave last won the day on April 9 2019

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  1. I still hear his voice, and benefit from his guidance

  2. Time is running out...

  3. Will you be configuring your root server graphically or via commands? Out of those three, ubuntu is the easiest to manage (it's a derivation of Debian, more like a "noob-friendly version of Debian"). CentOS and Debian will be the more stable and structured but can also be somewhat terrifying if you're new to Linux. I would also advise what Feedmebits mentioned: best plan and create yourself a testbed first. Many a novice user unwittingly becomes a spam relay or a zombie client joined to a botnet due to their inexperience - running a web server isn't a "set it and forget it" task, there
  4. That's... a pretty comprehensive guide! Yeah, I was surprised to see I could run "pvcreate" against my mirror array whilst it was still being built. I created LVs, put filesystems on them, mounted them and restored data... all whilst /dev/md0 was still synchronising. Fantastic!
  5. Systems Design & Analysis.

  6. Currently: floating down the Nile...

    1. inittux


      Hope any crocs haven't gotten to you :P

    2. Dungeon-Dave


      Nah... piranhas are all the crocs...

  7. I'm vanishing for two weeks tomorrow - not back until Sept, really. May check in from time to time, but will be sunning in Egypt, floating down the Nile. Later, all!
  8. Those can usually be started as a service. Look into the "chkconfig" command to see if you can set them to start at specific run-levels.
  9. They do - what were downloadable utilities of yesteryear now come included as standard on most modern distros. Welcome to the forums, by the way!
  10. Mmm... I'm in the process of updating some course notes to the newer Ubuntu/Fedora releases... and I'm not looking forward to it!
  11. Mm.... I have an ASUS board in a tower I built the missus and it's now not POSTING after 6 months of use (this board WAS in constant use for 3 years or so) but I heard something about ASUS boards not having a particularly long lifespan.
  12. In which case, you may want to look at creating a small GUI-based box first (ubuntu, mint or Fedora) that gives you some graphical tools to play with, and practise installations/modifications via a shell session on that. At some point you'll find yourself SSHing into the box (MacOS has a native SSH command, as well as being able to remotely connect to shared directories over SAMBA and NFS) and then you'll forget about the GUI desktop. At least - from a beginner perspective - you'll have a desktop to fall back to if you find the commands a bit overwhelming. Another package to consider:
  13. Generally, that's the way a NAS will work - but I didn't get the impression you wanted something non-headless. Just to explain that point: I've been running servers for years but mostly headless, and when I want to code something up I generally fire up an SSH session to hack away. For PHP/perl stuff, I use a graphical editor (Textpad) to edit files located on a SAMBA share then can either run them in a SSH prompt or surf to the relevant apache page. I don't actually perform any work on the server console itself. For some reason I thought you'd also be doing python/C++ stuff remotely like t
  14. Okay... bit confused here. Let's take these two statements: "I am looking to set up a home NAS/media/file/backup server. I want to be able to do other things with the system on occasion, not continuous, i.e. development, etc." In those circumstances, I would have plumped for one of the readily-available NAS distros that's built around a familiar distro then look at extending its functionality. I'm in the process of building an XMBC machine then dropping additional server packages (apache, pure-ftpd, sshd, postfix etc) rather than build a server and shoehorn XBMC onto it. However,
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