Few questions about a basic home server HDD setup (Raid5 vs RaidZ)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 5, 2014
Hi, newbie here, first post. Been lurking around various threads for a while getting help over various things but haven't found quite the answers I need so thought I'd start a new thread.
I've been using linux since 2008 on and off (started on Ubuntu 8.10, moved to Mint when unity arrived, went back to windows for a while, now back on Mint 17) and have dabbled around with various distros, usually in VBox, though I'd still consider myself newbie-intermidiate.
I'm setting myself up a home server (I'll post links to the bits and pieces I've bought at the end of this post if anyone's interested) to do some basic things like file hosting, backups for mine & my wife's laptops, owncloud hosting and maybe more further down the line.
I'm leaning towards Centos 7 as my distro, though that's subject to change.
My biggest concern is what I'm going to do about my storage.
My new mobo has 5 sata ports, I currently have 3 spare 500gb 2.5" drives that I'll be using to start wit
A few questions about managing network connections from a home server
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 20, 2008
I have a server running at home that streams music and video to various laptops and computers around the house, including an old XBOX running XBMC (love it). I also run deluge torrent client on it, controlling it via a gtk interface on another machine. The server is headless (and I would prefer to keep it that way as it is hidden away).
Now the questions.
After running deluge and shutting down the daemon, iftop shows a whole lot of connections and traffic. When I shut down the daemon, is there a way to force all of the active connections to close?
The server is connected to the internet, which I don't like, and iptables is intimidating (Im no moron, but I don't have a degree in security either). Is there an easy way to keep this box secure? I would simply like to have unfettered access from my home network, and not allow any outsider to initiate a connection.
Finally, is there a way to lock the machine away from the internet with something that can easily be turned on
A few questions about Linux server
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 25, 2013
Hi, I am new to server as I have always used Desktop and consider myself to be intermediate in terms of Linux, a few questions here, please forgive me for my little knowledge:
1). For a rack server such as Lenovo ThinkServer RD330, my configuration is Intel Xeon E5-2407 Processor (2.2GHz, 1066MHz, 10MB, 80W) x2, 2x8G memory, Primary RAID 0 and 2 HDDs, two 10Gb NIC: does this mean there will be two sockets (two CPUs), since this is quad-core, that means I will have 8 cores, am I right?
2). If I want to have a high performance server, for example, I buy 4 of them, then I will have 8 sockets with 32 cores, my question is: do I install RHEL on each one of them or I should use some kind of fast-connection switch and assemble all four of them into one super-machine with 8 Xenon processors? and one of the server will be the master server where I will install RHEL? since each server has 2 NIC, how shall I connect this thing to the internet? in that case, I will have 2x8x4=64GB memor
A few questions about creating an LVM
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 26, 2012
My current setup is a 18GB root, 400GB /home, 2GB swap, 80GB Windows.
Is /home automatically separated?
Can I reinstall root without wiping home?
How much space on my 500GB drive should be allocated to the LVM? It'll dual-boot with a Windows 8 partition. This partition will also be the one that both OSes share.
A few questions about linux games.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 27, 2007
1) Does linux have any native games outside of the Kill-Big-Dragon-With-Sword and Shoot-Bad-Man-In-Face types? I'm talking about the Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio, Trauma Center, Phoenix Wright kinda stuff. Heck, do we even have any decent 3D platformers?
2) Does linux have any games with real stories? I mean, from what I've seen, there are games, but they don't even do anything but drop you right into level one and leave you to get to the end. Heck, even Super Tux's plot is basically "Your girlfriend was kidnapped or something. Go find her.", while it MIGHT have some sort of story in later levels I haven't gotten to, it really seems unlikely.
Lastly, are there many major groups trying to make a game, as in more than a few people releasing yet another game we've all seen before? Like the thread on this forum that's working on a gunbound style game.
I'm not meaning to criticize anyone, it just seems like the current linux games are rather bland, and I'd like to see if there are
[SOLVED] few questions about KDE, 1) quick uninstall?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 29, 2009
hay i used synaptic to download kde. it turns out that i dont like kde and want to remove it. the problem i have is when i installed it, i had to install other packages as well. my questions are:
is the best way to un-install by going through synaptic and finding all the packages? or is there a quicker way in which i can get rid of it and all the things it came with?
A few questions about Chakra Linux.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 17, 2011
Since I am getting sick of CentOS (Due to Update Problems and all software is outdated) I am planning to move to a Different Distro. I discovered Chakra Linux. I Have a few questions about Chakra.
1. Is Chakra one of those 100% Libre Distros?
2. Am I allowed to Install non-free Software on Chakra?
3. For how long is each version supported?
4. Does VMware Player work on Chakra?
5. Does Chakra do a Good Job running GTK apps?
6. Does Chakra use the Rolling Release Model?
7. How Big are Chakra Repositories?
[SOLVED] A few questions about bind in current
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 6, 2009
Hello all, On my test box I'm playing with bind from --current.
I followed this guide http://www.basicconfig.com/slackware...s_server_setup
Since I'm only playing right now, I see that as per that article, bind in --current is also configured to allow bind to work for localhost which is what I indeed want at this time.
Now, bind is indeed working for me. Tho I had a ton of
Dec 6 22:46:40 testing named: network unreachable resolving 'blah-blah
A quick google told me to blacklist ipv6.
I noticed one difference from his tutorial, In the part of the tutorial where he says:
"Let's view the named.conf file with less command:"
A few Questions about Data Partitions
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 24, 2009
I have a 190gig data partition on my hard drive and I was wondering a few things.
First off when it mounted it auto mounted to the point /media/disk - from this point forward will it continue to mount to that same point or do I have to do something special for it to do this?
Second, can I install applications to a data partition instead of /home? My Cedega folder gets rather large when I have all my games in it and I would much prefer them to reside on the larger partition.
Lastly, I have a Desktop, Documents, Videos, Pictures, ect folders on my data partition. How would I go about creating a 'symlink' between these folders and the corresponding folder in my /home directory?
Thanks for taking the time to read this, any help/pointers would be great
Few questions about gnome shell
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 24, 2012
Sorry for unprecised thread title.
I recently installed Debian Wheezy. I pretty much like gnome shell, but why there is not shutdown button (I got settings, suspend, lock screen and log out, but no shutdown or reboot).
Is there a way to have places inside shell? I've seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hViWJ35GXr8
But I have no idea how he added places.
Most themes I installed have nice look for default apps like terminal, nautilus, gedit, but ugly borders for third party apps. Is there a tool to edit gtk3 themes, just like in gnome2 I could customize whatever theme I want. Otherwise I could just edit it in text editor.
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