[Techtalk] Home server - Where to start?

Anne Wainwright anotheranne at fables.co.za
Fri May 6 10:49:11 UTC 2011

Hello, Svenja,

You can of course just get the Ubuntu Server Edition where most of the
choices are pre-made for you to get any server services up and running
with the minimum of fuss.

Note. your isp may block the mail ports which means that your
mailserver will be crippled at birth as you will be forced to
send out via their smtp server.


On Thu, 05 May 2011 17:15:01 +0200
"Svenja S." <chaosprincess90 at gmx.net> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> First, I'm not sure whether is this the right place to ask this, or if
> it is more of a beginner question.
> Anyway, we've just bought an EEEbox that we're planning to use as a
> home server and for multimedia (and to play around a bit...). Not sure
> whether that is such a great idea, but I didn't pay for the thing...
> I've been using Arch Linux for a while, so this is what I'd like to
> install on the machine. But I don't have any experience in running a
> server, so do you have any suggestions how I could get an idea of what
> could be done with this thing and how?
> First, we would like to run a file server, plus I've always wanted my
> own mail server, but that will have to wait until I really know what
> I'm doing ;)
> It would also be nice to have some way to remotely start X in order to
> watch a movie... Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Svenja
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