[ubuntu-za] Home network implementations (Phase 1)

Vijay Makanjee vijay at ergo.co.za
Tue Jun 30 09:51:55 BST 2009

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Raoul Snyman wrote, On 30/06/2009 10:36:
> On Tue, 30 Jun 2009 10:16:14 +0200, Wikus Cornelius wrote:
>> 1. For a start I want to use the server only for routing with no 
>> control. I have an idea how to do the routing (previous question on 
>> Ubuntu-za), but it seems to be gone after a reboot. Which file do I have 
>> to edit to add the routing configuration automatically when the server
>> boot?
> Not sure what you mean here. If you want a routing server, look at my
> server setup:
> <http://blog.saturnlaboratories.co.za/2007/01/01/howto_ubuntu_home_lan_server.html>
good clean notes on server installation!! Have you updated for the
lastest LTS
>> 2. Is there a tool that I can use to change the size of the partitions 
>> on the PCs (before installation) to create space for the Ubuntu 
>> installations? I know about Partition Magic, but it is not free.
> A normal Ubuntu install does that.
>> 3. I am going to install the same applications and updates on all the 
>> machines, but I want to download it only once. How do I do that?
> $ sudo aptitude install apt-cacher-ng
>> 4. I want to block the Windows installations from accessing the internet 
>> (probably in later phase, but please share your ideas on this)
> Have no idea how you'd do this.
>> 5. One of the guys on the network is interested in home video editing. 
>> Is there an editing system for Ubuntu that you can suggest?
> kdenlive
>> I do not expect explanations, just pointers. Any ideas, suggestions or 
>> advice are welcome. The above will keep me busy for this weekend 
>> (configure and install 3 Ubuntu PCs and 1 server/router + required 
>> research).
> There are your pointers.
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