[ubuntu-uk] Home Servers

John McCourt steekyjim at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 2 19:41:03 BST 2007

Hi, the servers section on http://ubuntuforums.com is
pretty good for those sort of questions. I also run a
file/webserver off virgin and it works pretty well.
Ubuntu has a built in firewall but if you want to make
any configurations to it then firestarter is a good
gui for your firewall. I use postfix for outgoing mail
because it's very easy to set up and have my domains
point to my ip. I buy my UK domains from
http://123-reg.co.uk and my .com domains from
http://nameroute.com and use http://zoneedit.com as my
dns provider. I think it's important to restrict
access to certain folders on your server. For example
you dont want random people being able to go to
http://www.yourname.com/phpmyadmin. For my ftp server
I use gprofftpd which is a version of proftpd that has
a  nice gui. You'll never have a fully secure system
but if you use the advice given by people here and on
the forums then you should be fine.

--- Matthew Daubney <daubers at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey all,
> I've had a machine running as an ad-hoc web/file
> servery thing across my 
> home internet connection (shared 20Mb Virgin Media
> stuffs (MB? I always 
> get the upper/lower case B's confused)) and have
> considered turning the 
> machine solely over to this after getting my nice
> shiny new dell laptop.
> If I turned it to this permanantly (as I hope to!)
> I'd obviously need a 
> bit more info on setting it up re:security and
> suggested programs (I'd 
> end up largley running Apache/PHP/mod_mono as I'm
> considering going into 
> web design and it'd be good practice to get used to
> as many languages as 
> possible).
> I'd also be considering using it as a mailserver,
> but have never set one 
> of these up, ever. So any advice on mail packages
> and the like would 
> also be much appreciated!!
> The box itself is a 4GHz Hyperthreaded P4 with 1.5gb
> of RAM and 2*250gb 
> hdd's (it also currently has 2 flatscreens, but it
> won't need them once 
> it's been serverised!)
> Thanks very much (as usual) for any info!
> -Matt Daubney
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