How would i set up a linux server?

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  1. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    How complicated would it be to set up a box to act as an MP3/file server for my Windows home network? i'm vaguely aware that Samba handles this, is there anywhere to find instructions on configuring the server?
     
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  3. CompiledMonkey

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    Installing a stripped down version of Linux is simple. Samba, on the other hand, is a different story. Go and download Webmin to make your live easier. It can perform all sorts of system administration tasks from your web browser. :)
     
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    You can't read for shit. :ugh:
     
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    Clearly, this is a 3 year old thread the troll attempted to revive. Guess it has nothing else to do, but search for linux threads to troll on a forum. Utterly sad. My condolences.
     
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  9. SkyLeach

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    Ditto, except I would recommend something like Ubuntu for a total n00b.

    If you want something more advanced which will help you get to know the ins-and-outs of linux check out gentoo. The handbook will get you there.

    Shoutcast for mp3 streaming. You can plug into the Jack Audio conneciton Kit or XMMS (or noXMMS if you don't want to run a window server).

    I have set up a media PC with a Hauppage based card (WinTV PVR 250 w/ hardware mp2 encoding) for all my media files. I can watch live TV over my wireless network on my laptop while grilling out if I want. I use MythTV for the media server and client. I use LVS for spanning multiple drives so I have room for all my movies and audio files on one logical volume.

    With gentoo, it's just an emerge away. The forums can be a huge help for beginners.
     
  10. Rob

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    Keep in mind that I made that post in December 2002, well before Ubuntu was even created. :)
     
  11. SkyLeach

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    Yeah, but I hated sending nubs to debian even then. Hell, I've been running linux for the better part of 5 years and I still get pissed at the debian installer.
     
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    I love the debian installer. It does exactly what I want, and nothing more. :o
     

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