I installed crunchbang on an old netbook and disabled sleep mode so I could use it as a [email protected] server.
It works pretty well.
I'd like to get some samba shares going, but the documentation and tutorials are so obtuse that I'm having a hard time getting off the ground.
Got a dell poweredge r710 with centos that I use to virtualize some stuff, mostly for fun/testing and school projects.
And a custom built machine with centos running owncloud and working like a sort of a media center since it's connected to the tv.
Well, I use my Linux desktop for various server-y tasks, (NFS, KVM, SSH) but most of my actual server stuff lives on a colocated 1U server. My laptop exists primarily as a remote terminal for either my desktop or my rack server, so I don't really need to serve much at home.
Now my home router, that's interesting.
>PC Engines apu1d4 board in a black case
>Cisco DPC3008 cable modem
This thing running arch linux.
Used as Seedbox, Teamspeak, Cardav/Caldav sync, Samba, nginx webserver.
I have an old laptop along with an external hard drive running Xubuntu, didn't bother changing the distro for the server. Started over the weekend, so far I have:
- website hosted on it (http://ayylmao.space)
- mix tape, image board, etc on website
- ownCloud server
- FTP server
- working on email
Its pretty cool I guess.
>I'd like to get some samba shares going, but the documentation and tutorials are so obtuse that I'm having a hard time getting off the ground.
Samba is somewhat weird to configure, especially if it needs some non-default configuration. What exactly are you trying to accomplish? Also what distro are you running?
This little creature.
I actually have a question: can I run a minecraft server on it for my little brother? If do, how many people will it support? Hardware upgrades are out of the question; it's a tiny nettop.
Used to be a nas, then a matlab/fortran thing, then used to code from anywhere while using a laptop as terminal.
Now it's just running windows and being a gaymen pc, the x61 is collecting dust or occasionally browsing forchins in bed.
I think I'm gonna make it a media and web server since I gotta host a site for my parents.
Yeah, Samba's a bit funky.
Depending on your clients and how you want to share files, you could try something else.
NFS is great if your network is mainly Linux machines. But don't expect much security. Or you could give a shot at SFTP. If you set up file permissions correctly you could even share files between users easily.
Somewhat similar to what I have. The best way for that to work is to have the hdd's mount during boot. You'll have to add them to the fstab file.
Read the part systemwide mounts, it explains how to do this.
Next, now that those drives automount, you should set the user permissions for accessing the drives. The drives will probably reside in the /media directory. Use the chown and chmod on the drives to give yourself appropriate read/write access.
Next, install the samba server, which you probably already have.
Next, consider installing system-config-samba, a gui tool for setting up the shares. Launch it using sudo in the terminal, as it requires root access. For basic setups, this tool should be enough.
Use the tool to add a samba user (preferences>samba users), and set the unix username to your own, rest is up to you. After that, just add your shares. Make sure to check the visible option or they won't show in windows.
Now just restart the samba server for changes to take effect. That should be it.
oh they've chopped and changed over the years, just the names and ips stay the same, mostly.
What do you use as a carddav/caldav server?
I have been using ownCloud since I already use its file storage and picture backup.
Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite
2x 3Com Baseline 2948-SFP Plus managed switch
Dell PowerEdge 2950 with ESXi 5.5 (18GB RAM and 1x Xeon E5335)
>LDAP and RADIUS
Raspberry Pi model B as access point and network monitoring (RRD, SNMP)
Do you use the web ui that it's built in?
If so do know if it is mobile responsive?
Seems to use Bootstrap and is responsive.
I just upgraded my pfsense box from a 10/100 NIC to a dual gigabit server NIC.
Now I have 3x gigabit and 1x 100mbit. Got a DMZ now, feels good man. I'm gonna put my wifi on my DMZ so I can insulate my fileserver from wifi.
Windows server because I'm a dumbass.
Might run something decent if I ever change the mobo.
A NAS running openmediavault, stores all my adult chinese cartoons and non adult ones.
Another box running proxmox that I use to run a couple of vms to run [email protected] and some others to run scripts or macros for some stupid stuff.
i run esxi, right now use a server 2012 vm as my gateway and nat router and have 4 nics total that i use to segment my .11n and .11g AP's along with my lan switch.
AP-LR (Would have preferred an AP-AC but it is too expensive)
24 port gigabit managed switch
I also currently have 3x 2850s laying around with no HDDs
Beaglebone black + 64gb ssd.
I use this cheap setup as a torrentbox, but i'm still thinking about other services i may like.
Home I have a raspi with 1TB ext storage, it's running transmission, smb and a media server so I can browse to it via the PS3.
Locked down using iptables to my local network and remote access to it from my work on port 22, the transmission web interface from anywhere though.
Dunno if it counts but I got a couple of VPS' to handle my email, website and any wee projects I can be bothered doing. The first VPS is purely for filtering email inbound and outbound, so it relays it on to the second one once it's scanned and tagged it. Same in reverse.
It's open up to the public IP I sit on at work, nothing else. But I mean, I guess someone using my workstation at work could get on to it, but that's about it. I should change it anyway, it's good practice. Thanks anon.
that's not really a viable solution. Port 22 is fine, but make sure that you're using pka-auth only and disable password logins.
if you do change the SSH port, make sure you change it to somethung below port 1024.
Well, between friends we have set up a multi-site VPN.
We're currently working on setting up common e-mail and WLAN login on all locations.
Eventually it's about 5 sites and 15 users in total.
It's a fun project.
The two VPS' I use I set up the key file authentication, disabled the ability to use the password. For the home raspi I don't need to care so much because like I said - it ignores anything from any IP that isn't local to it or my work IP. (both IPtables and on the router).
That's good. It really grinds me gears when people say stuff like "change your ssh port for more security."
security through obscurity is not the correct way, and many people change their SSH port to 2222.
Well, anyone can bind a malicious server to port 2222, which actually decreases your security.
Just finised the upgrade to Jessie. Nothing broke!
I'm currently waiting on a PERC 5/i and a pair of 500GB Constellations for RAID 0.
>inb4 RAID 0 on a server
It's just for gayms, my important shit is on a different drive.
Aaaaand forgot the pic. Great.
Yeah, changing the port doesn't do shit really - it's decent practice but it's no more secure from someone that really wants access. Locking it down properly is the only way. I keep the key files for the VPS' on a flash drive inside an encrypted file container - with a back up on the keyfiles on a separate flash drive in a safe, in a different encrypted file container.
>crappy consumer grade switches
>Windows as a router/firewall
It's remarkable how you managed to cram so many things I despise into one jpeg. Even if you don't replace ESXi with KVM or Xen, at least stop using fucking Windows as an edge device - pfSense is much nicer and more secure for this and plays well virtualized.
>le inkjet and consumer meme
kvm and xen is garbage not to mention esxi is actually found in real world environments, albeit with more than one dumb ts140. i will eventually move to pfsense as the gateway but i like having windows run as the nat router since i can sit wireshark on it and monitor everything. i let my neighbors use my .11g network for a small monthly fee, but everything is on different subnets
> What are you running?
Chrooted Debian 8 inside of this.
Nice. I'm upgrading as we speak, pic related.
>old desktop refurbished to server
>plex server, dev vm's, file server, rtorrent, firewall
>feels good taking snapshots of firewall before doing config changes
Eek, hope nothing breaks.
I help manage a huge multi-tenant ESXi cluster at work, which is WHY I hate it so much. OpenStack is very nearly at feature parity with ESXi these days, and a lot less of a headache to diagnose when something goes wrong. As for running wireshark on the nat router, you do know you can run that on a headless Linux or BSD box and use ssh -Y to run it remotely, right? It's one of the best uses for remote X.
Baikal comes binary-packaged in FreeBSD, might have to check that out.
I'll have to look into that. For my home LAN I'm very happy with my HP Laserjet P1606dn that speaks PCL5. Autoconfig just fucking werkz on CUPS and Windows, no drivers needed, and the quality is good.
yeah i have a pfsense vm for some internal testing i am doing, it seems nice i guess. i am considering going to hyper-v to try it out but its such a pain in the ass to get everything back up and running i dont think i have the energy for it. esxi wont let me get usb3 speeds on anything since it doesnt support the usb controller, that is my major complaint. well that and there is no fucking osx vsphere center, i am using the free version so no web client
I run a forum with yearly visitor counts of between 3,000,000 and 5,500,000
Runs on an Atom 330 with 4GB DDR3 and a 120GB SSD, passively cooled except for the PSU which I haven't gotten around to buy a fanless one so I just use the temperature controlled PSU fan as the sole exhaust fan for the system.
The PSU fan is all the way down most of the time and even when running full tilt you can't hear it from more than a few inches away.
You won't even know that it's on if it wasn't for the occasional activity led light and the tiny power led.
Maybe the people here can help me.
I want to buy a new computer for me and use it for everything, from gaming gaming on GNU/Linux via vt-d (hardware passthrough), some complex calculations and as a server in the future.
I'm thinking about either going with a i7 or a Xeon. Their price difference is not so high, so I can choose between them.
What should I pick?
Ι have never hosted anything special apart from game servers but I wonder, how difficult would be to setup a simple imageboard for fun with 5 friends ? What would be the best image board software ? I have some python skills so if it has python support it would great !
I can open a test webpage pointing my browser to my server local ip.
But I still can't open a .php file
I'm using a dlink dns320 with ffp firmware.
It was cheap and surprisingly comfy as a file/film server.
UI sucks ass but I don't use it often so whatever.
Clearly designed by an idiot because the thing needs the top off to not heat up like mad, but as I said, cheap.
Accomodates my NEET needs well enough.
I'm seeing poweredges on ebay for suprisingly acceptable prices (£ 50 to 300), whats the power consumption on these like? Leccy is not exactly cheap.
Theres a 2850 for just £56, do i dare?
I don't know shit about servers or racks I just want nice things at affordable prices to do nothing in particular.
>Cost is the main thing from having me build a box
For basic home usage you can buy cheap old computers off of ebay or craigslist, install Debian or CentOS, and stuff them full of hard drives.
I want to take the fan on the right out, because it is a very noisy little bitch. I want to put the fan on the left on top of this thing.
This means the CPU only has a heatsink, and this external fan. Will it fry?
This is mine:
- 16 GB ram
- 256 GB Crucial MX 100
- 3 TB Caviar Red
- Gigabyte Z97N-Wifi
It's running OS X Yosemite...
Well, was the fan stuck directly on the heatsink ? If it was then the heat might not be removed fast enough and the cpu might get too hot. No fire hazard but you want to watch the cpu temps very closely with something like cpuz or cputemp
Not a linux head but a quick google suggests:
For stress: https://superuser.com/questions/443406/how-can-i-produce-high-cpu-load-on-a-linux-server
For temp: https://superuser.com/questions/25176/how-can-i-monitor-the-cpu-temperature-under-linux
Running a FreeNAS setup. It has all my movies/tv/music on it and i just stream from there to whatever device im using. It also has sabnzbd, couchpotato, sickrage, and headphones all DLing shit automatically and moving/renaming the data to the appropriate drive. Also plex. I'm thinking of either setting up nginx or apache and getting a webserver up and running on it.
haven't worked with anything lower than the 1511+
I thought they all used the same DSM, so the home 2-bays should still be able to create LUNs and attach iSCSI to a VM host, at least in theory.
I want a NAS for anime, movies and manga/doujins but I need FDE since there's a lot of break-ins here. Ideally I'd like filenames and metadata to be encrypted too. I'm a bit worried that a commercial prebuilt would index my encrypted files with their dumb gallery and search features. Would NAS4Free or FreeNAS be good for that?
I thought about that, but then wouldn't it be a headache to detect a faulty drive? rebuild arrays or extend them? dm-crypt is already complicated it seems like a pain to manage in a raid environment. Hell OpenBSD and FreeBSD encryption looks way more simpler to me on first look.
are you dense ?
if they are plugged in and with nothing blocking air flow near them they are golden for servers for non intensive crap. Like an Apache server, torrent/seed box, etc.
>I thought about that, but then wouldn't it be a headache to detect a faulty drive?
No, all you have to do is run "cat /proc/mdstat" every now and then to get a report.
>rebuild arrays or extend them?
No, it's piss easy.
>dm-crypt is already complicated it seems like a pain to manage in a raid environment.
Stop reading guides from 2005 you fucking moron. Use LUKS, LVM, and mdadm for encrypted softraid.
Most consumer laptops have crappy airflow and bad built quality. I wouldn't even run a local nginx on them. A thinkpad or other proper business laptop sure why not.
I see. I have limited experience with mdadm and all LUKS guides I could find have a single drive root FDE setup. I always thought mixing raid with encryption would be too much trouble. Doesn't help that I don't know shit about LVM. I guess I'll learn more about it then thanks for the info.
I had an acer netbook that had the screen busted running as a torrentbox 24/7 for 3 years, never had a problem. Gave it away to a friend and he uses it as HTPC with XBMC/Kodi (but is not always on).
I only have like 2mbits up so hosting a Server is probably out of the question.
I'd really like to get a cheap server that I can host stuff on and perhaps a game server from time to time.
My home server is a ThinkPad T400 with a Core 2 Duo P8700, 4GB of RAM and a 250GB HDD, running Debian Jessie.
It runs apache2, samba, vsftpd, gmod server, Q3A server, VirtualBox and gitlab.
Torrent box/better router/file sharing amoung your devices/setup a vpn and itll work outside your home/own cloud
I going to work on figuring out voice commands for shit in my house hopefully.
I thought those were chicken tendies before I expanded the image.
Xeon X3210 2.4Ghz
8GB DDR2 ECC
4x2TB in RAID10
RADIUS AAA, backups, webhost, seedbox, mail server, DNS server, DLNA, various game servers, and [email protected]
Is that an actual tested and confirmed draw,or is it just the PSU rating?
I'm not saying they aren't power hogs,but depending on how it's setup it would probably draw between 100-200W at idle.
For example I have an IBM X3950 M2 with dual 1.4kW supplies,all the DIMMS populated(32x2),and all 4 sockets populated(E7330). It uses 340W at near idle with about 6 VMs running.
When things get going it starts to go up a bit to around 400,but I've never honestly maxed the thing out.
And I have thought about upgrading it to something much newer,but I can't justify the price,because this thing already does everything I need it to. Honestly it just needs more local storage,only complaint.
Now mind you,this all seems sane to me because I have a bunch of cheap power sources near me and power only costs around 7 cents per kwh. If you live in someplace like commiefornia where people have told me their power costs like,fucking 28 cents or more...then maybe the draw is a bit high.
meanwhile ... in a dusty cabinet under my desk ...
> QNAP TS-221
> 2x 2TB Seagate NAS (RAID 1)
> media server
> porn server
> shared storage
> web server (offline dev)
I have other boxes I can delegate for server duty, but this TS-221 is great. The media server works awesome, I can stream movies and porn to my ipad so I don't even need to get out of bed.
I have a house full of OSX/Windows users.
I run a MiniITX AMD 5150 APU Windows system for Media sharing, streaming, torrents, etc.
For SSH tunneling and private secure data-flow for personal use, I have a ThinkPad G40 that runs Debian. I love the battery backup that a laptop provides. For what it does, it works flawlessly.
Alright and I had an Acer netbook and the motherboard fried after a year of tidlywiki note taking. I wouldn't trust the hardware for 24/7 reliability but that doesn't mean it's incapable of it.
Anyone have some open source voice command stuff working?
Control your tv? Turn shit on and off? Anything at all? Looking at open source stuff now haven't even gotten deep enough to find what might be serious.
Want to be able to run it completely in house off a vm or jail or something on server.
yeah, I mean why not use the hardware you have on your shelf collecting dust to learn new stuff.
Not reusing hardware like that is almost as stupid as trying to use crap hardware for actual serious task and relying on that. Still there are people cutting corners at work when putting servers to work.
Thinking of trying out Xen and then running a bunch of shit from that. How well will it run on a G3258 and 8 gigs with mabye 3-4 VMs running at a time?
Also, are there any sort of GUIs for it like VMware so I can manage it from my desktop or remotely?
I agree I'm still using all my old hardware for temporary emergency. My first PC holds my weekly backups but I shut it down once they are done. The drives are 10 years old and the motherboard needs to a power drain to boot. I use my old Thinkpad for the few times I go out of the city I really don't need a good laptop for that. I still wouldn't rely on any of them for 24/7 services but that's just me.
Anyone else has a Netware server just for the hell of it?
i've been meaning to ask, what does apprentice sysadmin do all day?
What if I want to seed music on my seedbox but retag them on my desktop? What if my desktop is too noisy or power hungry? What if I travel for a week do I leave my desktop on? What if I want reliable remote access? Do you understand the concept of a server at all?
I just bought an XServ.
I wanted one apple product. Just one. Just so I could learn OSX.
And I realized... I do servers. If I bought an iMac, Mac Pro, or MacBook.... it just wouldn't feel right. I do servers. So... I bought an apple server.
Also feels kinda like a collector's item, since apple don't make em anymore.
The rest of my collection consist of:
HP Z800 Workstation---------------||| Fedora 21
HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Server---||| Windows Server 2008 Standard R2
Dell PowerEdge 2950 Server-----||| CentOS 7
Lenovo ThinkServer RS110--------||| OpenBSD
And now this new Apple XServ (when it gets here) with OSX Server (some kitty-cat)
And that is the extent of my computer collection.
One day imma get a super-awesome server from System76, probably leave the default Ubuntu on it, or maybe put SmartOS on it or something... and I also hope to one day buy a laptop from System76... or maybe one of those oldschool convertible thinkpad laptops that's a laptop and tablet combined, with the screen you can swivel around
Where did my minimalism go? I feel like a computer hoarder.... AGAIN!
Apple XSERVE Server 1,1
-----2 Processors, each processor : 2.66GHz Intel Xeon Dual-Core (so 4 cores total)
-----4GB RAM (I hope its server ram, with ECC and everything, but the advert. didn't say)
Also, pic of the shit that I already have.
Also, my air conditioning broke, and i'm in texas, and it's been hot as hell...
So I opened up my side-door so people can run on in and steal my servers.
It's nice outside. It's raining and cooling down. And you know how often it rains in Texas.
[spoiler]Almost never. [/spoiler]
If you know where I am, you can come on up and freak me the fuck out, and we can fight over my servers.
Alright, /g/, I'm sorry, but one more thing:
I'm sorry. I feel like i'm turning into a macfag lately. (I'm trying not to, I swear!)
But remember that ridiculous looking mac-pro cylinder thing?
Check out that link above. About the new rackmount for it.
Now does it look cool? Hell yeah!
A Dell PowerEdge 2850 2x 3.2GHz Xeon HyperThreading
-- Used as a SVN / Jenkins server
A bunch of Dell PowerEdge SC1425 2x 3.4 GHz Xeon HyperThreading OFF
-- Used as cluster nodes, Hadoop, MPI, OpenCL...
Dell PowerEdge 750
-- Used as a PfSense firewall
Dell Powervault 220s 16x 73gb 10K rpm
-- Raid 10 + Raid 5
Dell PowerEdge 6300 4x 550 MHz
-- Used as counterweight
Holy God Jesus Jizzing-in-my-pants Jimmie-Rustling Damnit!
That's a nice setup.
How much does it hurt your electric bill? How do you compensate? Are you rich or poor?
How is the noise?
Thanks ! Spent a lot of time finding the rack (got it for 140 only)
Before all this was in a homemande wood.
Electricity bill +100$ a month.
Electric heating -70 a month.
Rich or not ? You tell me, 50K a year. Noise is OK with sound proof isolation in the walls.
nah I disagree, the performance difference is unnoticeable if you're just doing a simple homeserver and you can always just cut the case open to improve airflow
He'll I've got a webserver running off an old iPhone
>50K a year
Well, I'm 21 years old and making minimum wage.
I guess you could've said just about anything, and I'd perceive you to be a rich person.
I'm this guy: >>47726170
There is literally $2 in my wallet. Just 2 one-dollar bills. I think I have about another dollar in nickels, dimes, and pennies in my car. I want to go buy shit to make cookies, but I'm too poor to do so. *sigh*
That feel when living paycheck to paycheck. Those servers kinda put me in debt. But it's worth it. Imma practicin my RHEL skills for the RHCE, and im kinda fucking around a bit with OpenBSD because why the fuck not?
Also, my main Rig
48 GB Ram
8 cores 16 threads (2 Xeon Processors @ 2.8 Ghz)
A small SSD, and a few big HDDs
and shit like that. You know.
I guess when you really think about it, I deserve to be broke. I've got a fucking kick-ass workstation, and 3 Great-Tier servers, with a fourth one on the way.
I don't need any fucking cookies.
Well, I'm 26, CS Master's degree. I'm rich to you, and I'm poor to my coworkers. It's all relative to who you're talking to. Like all other /g/entleman here, I have debts, I don't use bills as TP and I have to wait until paycheck come's in to pay for food.
Dont get too impress, all that stuff is over 10+ years old. The 6300 in the bottom is dated from October 1998. The SC1425 are stamped back in 2004. Got all of it used from University datacenter when the sold out old stuff to make room for brand new top of the line 24 cores machines.
Nice Rig ! I run a Dell Latitude E as my workstation. 8 gig of ram, quad core nothing impressive. Plugged on a docking station to have comfort of a desktop.
Wish I could afforf a real build for everyday work : new quad core, SSD + large HDs, but my wallet wont agree
It is you, sir, who should have to know the pain of not having cookies!
I'm just a server enthusiast who has more than one hobby.
/fit/ - I'm starting to jog on a near everyday basis. Did 7.4 miles yesterday. (probably about 1.5 to 2 miles of jogging, the rest was power-walking)
/ck/ - I've been dicking around with making my own food, for funz!
/mlp/ - Show + Plushie
If computers are your only hobby, you need to broaden your horizons.
CPU: Core 2 Quad Q8400
CentOS 7. Principally for VM, Plex and web server.
>I had an acer netbook that had the screen busted running as a torrentbox 24/7 for 3 years
are you me? my laptop has the screen busted, speakers died, touchpad buttons broke, fan is not at its finest (should fix that but 2lazy) and still going strong for 5 years of intense usage
>I only have like 2mbits up so hosting a Server is probably out of the question.
Actually that means running internal servers is far more important for you. Run a Squid caching proxy, for example, to reduce bandwidth used.
I've got FreeNAS running on a box with a 14TB RAID. As much as I like ZFS and stuff though, I'm kinda regretting using FreeNAS and not some flavor of Linux. It's not terribly different, but there a bunch of little things that it takes me a while to figure out.
recently picked up a complete i5 650 system in micro ATX case for $120. popped in a spare HDD and now run it headless as a home file server and transcoding/serving media via plex.
Phenom II X6 1055
32GB ECC 1600Mhz
IBM 1015 @ 9211-IT Mode
Intel pro 1000
5x4TB RAIDZ1[[email protected]] ~# zpool list
NAME SIZE ALLOC FREE EXPANDSZ FRAG CAP DEDUP HEALTH ALTROO T
boot 7.31G 1.93G 5.38G - - 26% 1.00x ONLINE -
grupo01 7.25T 6.98T 274G - - 96% 1.00x ONLINE /mnt
grupo02 18.1T 6.36T 11.8T - 19% 35% 1.00x ONLINE /mnt
The 2TB zpool is going to be moved to an old NAS for backups.
Soon to add another 5x4TB and expand the existing one.