[Techtalk] Home server - Where to start?

henna hennar+henna at gmail.com
Sun May 8 12:51:41 UTC 2011

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 17:15, 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?

For multimedia purposes my box is connected to the TV, with xbmc
running almost continuously. Xbmc can then be controlled via several
remote apps on phone or other computers (requires local lan).


> Thanks,
> Svenja
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