[ubuntu-uk] Advice re 8.04 server edition

Daniel Lamb daniel.lamb at openyourwindows.com
Sun Jul 20 20:51:28 BST 2008

Id also suggest slampp for that, or possibly 8.04 with samba and and 
openssh then install webmin and configure samba with that, samba will 
work basically out of the box, look at this 
http://doxfer.com/Webmin/SambaWindowsFileSharing or read a guide i wrote 
which is in the Full Circle Magazine.


Mac wrote:
> I'm thinking of having a go at setting up a file server and music server 
> using 8.04 LTS.  Being a cautious type, I've been investigating what 
> might go wrong (forewarned is forearmed!).  I came across the comments 
> below (slighted edited) from someone who's reasonably tech-savvy, and 
> wondered if folks here could give me some guidance on whether the 
> comments are true and how much hassle someone new to servers (=me!) 
> would have with the installation.
> ############
> "On the other hand, I built a Ubuntu server last weekend. Here's a
> selection of the things which caused me grief out of the box:
> * No CPU power saving enabled
> * No fanspeed control installed
> * Needed to set noatime to allow discs to spin down (and had to set
> discs to spin down!)
> * Had to compile a upnp server from source, which took a few goes to
> get right
> * No automatic updates by default (!!) - had to install and configure
> cron-apt
> * cron-apt needed a working mail environment so then had to get exim
> working , and then smtp auth, etc etc (that took a while)
> I'm sure there was more I'm forgetting, but you get the idea. Now not
> all of this is needed for everyone (though I would imagine much of it
> is), and of course next time I need to build a box it'll go much
> quicker as I know what I'm doing. But I always smile when people who
> are clearly very knowledgeable in a field exclaim how it's so easy
> anyone could do it - we forget what we're good at!"
> ############
> I don't know whether I need to control CPU speed and fan speed or 
> install a upnp server (??);  but automatic updates and having the discs 
> spin down seem fairly basic requirements.  And it sounds like the guy 
> above had a lot of hassle to set up automatic updates.
> Any thoughts??
> Mac

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