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    Re: does any one else run a network at home with servers?

    1 Win2k3 SP1 server
    2 laptops (winxp, win2k)
    2 workstations (winXP)

    .. and I'm soon to add a media XP version to take over from our Sky+ borked box as well as add in a test Vista machine so I can learn how it works/or doesn't.

    Been invaluable in building up my learning and experience..

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    Re: does any one else run a network at home with servers?

    Where do you buy your server software?

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    Re: does any one else run a network at home with servers?

    Quote Originally Posted by pete
    Gaming / Image editing box.
    T23 laptop
    Mythtv recording & encoding box
    ITX-based test server.
    House server - providing 3TB after raid, video storage for mythtv, music through Ampache and mpd, dhcp, dns, apache and home automation.
    Hi - I'm thinking of doing a MythTV server/frontend set up - how do you find it? Is it doable without in depth Linux skills? I was looking at the KnoppMyth stuff which looked good.

    Cheers

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    Re: does any one else run a network at home with servers?

    I used to have a 2K3 DC mirroring the school setup with an SuSE webserver, but I've scrapped them both and now run the following:

    Linux file/media/web/DNS/VM server (1.2TB after RAID and filling rapidly)
    Mini-ITX based Linux box for music streaming
    XBox for video streaming
    Linux webkiosk (running Damn Small Linux)
    Athlon XP 3000+ gaming rig (just retired)
    New C2D E6600/GF 8800 gaming rig (currently being tested with Supreme Commander ^^ )

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    Re: does any one else run a network at home with servers?

    Much as I'd like to have a decent server at home etc. [cant as I live in a flat with my partner], I only have:

    - A desktop PC that used to be good in its day - MSI KT6 Delta FISR, Kingston [HyperX] 512GB DDR 400, Hercules A-I-W 9800SE 128MB [can be soft modded to a pro heh], Creative Audigy 2 Platinum Pro ZS, Antec Super Lan Boy case with a Antec SmartPower 430W PSU. It can run Vista but comes in at about 2.9 [Vista RC2 private beta] on the performance. XP Pro on their for now.
    - A laptop - Acer TravelMate 8104WLMi - which is pretty nippy and can run vista too. Dual booting XP Pro & Vista RC2 private beta.
    - Did have the Netgear SC101 NAS drive setup but was so rubbish on the performance, along with the problem that you had to have the drivers installed to see it and the drives, that I've just got it used as a external storage holder for a HDD with a USB > IDE connector attached to it instead
    - Got an assortment of other stuff - more Amiga's than you can shake a stick at [along with the games], couple of old desktops & the other usual bits and bobs, etc..

    The only server I do have is that I'm renting a dedicated server located in a data center [Blue Square, UK] which is a AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 1GB RAM, 160G HDD, 100M connectivity, 1000G b/w p/month and I have CentOS 4.4 running on it. Its costing me a fortune but hopefully will be able to get some private work to help make it pay for itself etc hehe

    I do love CentOS

    I want to create a new Desktop in the future with Vista Hme Prem on it...

    [just built one that gets a rating of 5.3 - its the CPU & RAM alledgedly bringing it down as the rest get the highest score 5.9 - but its no slouch.... Core 2 Duo E6600, Asus P5W DH Deluxe, Sapphire X1950 XTX 512MB GDDR4, HyperX 2x1GB PC2-6400 [altho the system thinks its 5300 for some reason], WD Raptor 74GB 10k rpm HDD, Antec P160B case & TruePower Trio 550W PSU. Its simply amazing! And I want to keep it hehe cost just over a grand]

    ...and have it double up as a PVR machine - but not sure on things there [thats another story tho].

    If i kick the missus out, I'll have the room [and electric] for a server then hehe

    oooops over

    Cheers
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    Re: does any one else run a network at home with servers?

    I have
    1. Windows 2003 Server Enterprise (DC,DHCP,DNS,Web,Storage)
    2. Media PC (TV,DVD,FreeView,Sky,VHS)
    3. A few clients for the domain.

    And suprisingly i use group policys its great to watch people scream at you because you've put a restriction on bittorent or limewire etc....

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    Re: does any one else run a network at home with servers?

    Wow you guys must spend an awful lot on all of this software!

    Andrew

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    Re: does any one else run a network at home with servers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz
    Wow you guys must spend an awful lot on all of this software!

    Andrew
    shhaaduuuuuup [/lenny]

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    Re: does any one else run a network at home with servers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz
    Wow you guys must spend an awful lot on all of this software!
    Not a penny - open source through-out

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    Re: does any one else run a network at home with servers?

    Even if i did want to migrate back off Ubuntu Server i get FREE legal copies of server 2k3 from MSDNAA.

    My university registers all the students in the FCET (http://www.fcet.staffs.ac.uk) .... which is nice

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    Re: does any one else run a network at home with servers?

    Just reassembling my setup at the moment as I have just moved into a house share with some friends.

    1) Windows XP Pro box, which I was going to sell but have now decided to keep.
    2) Windows XP Pro laptop which is going to get rebuild at somepoint probably with some Linux distro instead of Windows.
    3) First generation Mac Mini which tend to use the most for all my home bits and pieces as I'm not a big gamer.

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    Re: does any one else run a network at home with servers?

    I used to run a RedHat based network (mixed Linux/Windows clients), but the server motherboard went pop, so I've taken the opportunity to reduce energy usage (it was a regular PC box on 24/7) by buying a Slug (a Linksys NSLU2). It's a quiet, small, cheap, linux box serving out data to the home network. Soon I'll be making it unslung and making it my home web server, and anything else that takes my fancy. I think it's cool! Not a hyper machine, but it suits the home well.

    NSLU2 Linux

    Cost? Hardware £50 plus HDD(s), software £0
    Fun? 100%

    Downside? No big box to show off and we have to use the central heating...

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    Re: does any one else run a network at home with servers?

    I'm looking at moving to Mini ITX for my servers to cut down on power as well.

    The only thing about NSLU2 is that I wouldn't trust a NAS with a single disk - but otherwise it is a great embedded device.

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    Re: does any one else run a network at home with servers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuxguy
    I used to run a RedHat based network (mixed Linux/Windows clients), but the server motherboard went pop, so I've taken the opportunity to reduce energy usage (it was a regular PC box on 24/7) by buying a Slug (a Linksys NSLU2). It's a quiet, small, cheap, linux box serving out data to the home network. Soon I'll be making it unslung and making it my home web server, and anything else that takes my fancy. I think it's cool! Not a hyper machine, but it suits the home well.

    NSLU2 Linux

    Cost? Hardware £50 plus HDD(s), software £0
    Fun? 100%

    Downside? No big box to show off and we have to use the central heating...
    Bloody Hell, that's brilliant. I'll have to look into it, shame it'd make my mini-itx redundant.

    I assume its a fully useable debian install so i would be able to run bittorrent?

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