help setting up a file server.

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  1. AbortionSurvivor

    AbortionSurvivor Active Member

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    can anyone direct me with some links about file servers and how to set them up? what i would like to do is have a main server that will give users a defind amount of storage space. each user will need a login and password to access their data on the file server.
    what's the best possible way to do this, and would operation system should be used as the file server? win2k?
    i'm trying to get this going for a club at the university. thanks guys!
     
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    Good advice if you know what you're doing.

    Otherwise, setting up FTP in XP Pro or 2003 Server is pretty easy for anybody.
     
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    I'm not sure if FTP would be best suited for fileserving on a LAN. Unless I completely read the question wrong. :o
     
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    I didn't think everyone would be on the same LAN. I would just use FTP anyways for scalability. If people need access outside, you've already got it setup. :dunno:
     
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    Good point. Getting SMB traffic to flow across the public internet is not always that easy.
     
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    are these additional components i need to install? or are they included in the standard OEM release?
     
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    If you have XP Pro or any of the server releases, an FTP server comes with it. Which OS are you running? I can find some good tutorials for you based on that.
     

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