[ubuntu-uk] What's the best...

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Fri Dec 17 15:55:14 GMT 2010


I'm installing a little Ubuntu server for home. (AMD 1.3GHz CPU, 1GB
RAM, 160GB disk, low power, low noise)

One of these things:-


(112 quid once you get the cash back)

Anyway, I was thinking of making it a little "home office" server with
a few roles (listed below). It's for play initially, imagine an office
of 5 people or so, doing typical file etc sharing, but as it's in the
home, maybe chuck a couple of fun things on there too.

I have some idea what I'd use, but wonder what selections people would
make, and maybe what additional things you'd do with such a box? I
don't want to get into religious debates about which mail server is
best, just what you'd choose and maybe why.

I'm thinking of probably doing a very basic Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS
install and trying to use packages from the repositories, but happy to
use 3rd party repos, or PPAs, compiling from source is not an
attractive proposition to me :)

Mailserver:- Postfix
Webmail:- Roundcube webmail
File sharing:- SAMBA (with some config fu)
Webcam monitor:- Webcam (part of xawtv)
Media server (music/photo/video):- ???
VOIP server:- ???

What am I missing / what would you do?


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