Loading up a linux server

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  1. et3rnul

    et3rnul OT Supporter

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    I have an old P3 running Ubuntu server on it. So far the only thing I have on it is Apache, MySQL, and TorrentFlux. Any other cool apps that I should consider installing?
     
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    That kinda depends on what you're using it for.
     
  3. et3rnul

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    Well, its really just a sandbox system. I'm just messing around with linux so I can learn a bit about basic administration. The server doesn't hold any critical information. I was just wondering what other people use their own home servers for.
     
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    samba...big one for me
    ftp
    teamspeak/ventrillo
    dns
    also I have it acting as a router, and using my linksys as a switch, I can send you the script I've used if you're interested in playing with that...it's for CentOS but it'll give you an idea of where to start

    I tried playing with having it manage torrents for me, but command line is a pain in the ass
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    good way to learn man
     
  6. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Yeah, Samba's a great thing to be familiar with. Also a very quirky thing.
     
  7. piratepenguin

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    http://netfilter.org/ I'd suggest checking out their documentation and setting up your ideal filtering/re-routing config.
     
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    Look up LAMP that is what most all linux servers are,
     
  9. et3rnul

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    As a machine that I use to download all sorts of crap, is there such thing as an AV for ubuntu that can identify Windows viruses? That way, I can download to the sandbox, have it scanned, then I can move it to a Windows box?
     
  10. deusexaethera

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    A newer computer running Windows has the ability to block execution of data loaded into memory, so long as that data is marked as data. Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 both have Data Execution Prevention, which you can enable for all programs that you don't specifically exempt; this feature, combined with an Athlon64, Opteron, Xeon, or Core processor will keep your shit safe.
     
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    Yeah, ClamAV. It's used more in email servers for scanning attachments - doesn't have a graphical interface, not for GNU/Linux anyhow (for Windows there's ClamWin).

    Umm why not do your multimedia stuff on the GNU/Linux box? Or install Ubuntu onto your primary machine..
     
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  13. crazybenf

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    What are you looking to do with the machine?


    I have one machine running pfsense (fbsd variant) that does all of the firewall/routing/VPN work.

    Another machine is the development webserver. It's running RHEL4 with apache/myspace/php.

    The other linux machine is a VoIP server. It's running trixbox 2.0, which is a modified CentOS install.

    I'm contemplating switching my media server machine from win2k3 data center -> FreeNAS. I just haven't had the time.
     
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    Messing around with asterisk is another thing I plan on doing, as soon as school eases up on me.
     
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    Trixbox > *. $9/mo for unlimited long distance is the shit.

    Fuck vonage & those other VoIP providers.
     
  16. et3rnul

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    Who do you use to terminate your calls?
     
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    voipstreet.com

    $9.95 2 channel unlimited DID
     
  18. m3s3lf

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    SSH and another vote for Samba.
     
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    fuck voip in general... it sucks.
     
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    And you would recommend what, exactly, as an alternative?
     
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    POTS

    or if you have bigger needs:

    CENTREX
     

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