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    Linux To Linux Fileserver...

    If I am going to make a Linux fileserver that is only going to work with Linux clients, is there any software I need? Is that what NFS is? Also, is it possible to put php and phpBB2 software on the server and let the clients use it? I mean, I want the Linux clients to be able to make forum posts and stuff like that.
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    How would I connect to the phpBB2? Would I type in the I.P address of the server, in a browser, and then run it like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by beezlebubsbum
    How would I connect to the phpBB2? Would I type in the I.P address of the server, in a browser, and then run it like that?
    you could, but remember IP's sucks, that's why DNS was invented ;p

    seriously, it depends on how many clients, if you have < 3 of them, just put a name for the server in the /etc/hosts files, otherwise set up your own dns

    (google for Bind 9 tutorials if you go the DNS route)

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    Also, to answer the original question, NFS is all you need. You have to have NFS support compiled into your kernel (or load it as a module as usual) and you have to have the nfs-server and nfs-client software loaded up. It's easy as all get out in Debian as per usual...

    nbd-client - the Network Block Device client
    nbd-server - the Network Block Device server
    nfs-common - NFS support files common to client and server
    nfs-kernel-server - Kernel NFS server support

    And, yeah, maccorin is right about DNS. For a home-use LAN, having entires in /etc/hosts is fine since it's easy to maintain. For anywhere north of a handful of clients, though, you're going to want to look into internal DNS.

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    Nah, it's just one machine connected to another. Thanks guys, I'll give it a try!
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    Well, I gave everything a try. I had one computer running Fedora Core 1, without a window manager, and the client was also running Fedora 1. I used NFS and Samba, and thanks to Jme, I was able to get them talking. I have had absolutely no networking experience ever. The hardest thing for someone who doesn't know about networking was the assigning of the I.Ps. Once I had that fixed, I had a great Linux fileserver. I especially love how, using SSH, I am able to control the server without leaving my desk chair. I also loved how well the network works, and how fast it is. It's the best way to recycle an old P.C.

    Here are the specs of the server:
    Intel Pentium 133mhz running @ 100mhz
    48mb EDO RAM
    2x4gb Disc Drives
    10/100/1000 Ethernet.

    And boy, does it fly! It takes a little time to start up, but once that is done (about 1 and a half minutes), it is quite zippy. So a great big thanks goes out to all the people that helped me with my project!
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