what do you run on your server(s) ?
what do you do with it ?
Noob here, only mumble, rutorrent, plex, linux-dash and a VPN.
Shoud i try to set up a mail server ? how difficult is it ?
yeah it's easy
changing ports around because ISPs are garbage and adding encryption is not as simple but there are tutorials on that as well. good luck.
also if you need a web interface this is great:
Ahh yes the good old server threads. There are only like 10 people on /g/ with home labs.
So how are you mates, nice to see you this morning.
two rosetta@home workers, VPN server, AP, NAS, game server, LAMP, some home security services, windows embedded pos ready 2k9 VM for downloading torrents and scanning them with antivirus.
Also some enternainment services.
Everything runs on dell fx160 with Atom 330 and 4GB of RAM. HDD is just a 250GB OPAL FDE one.
I love this thing.
sorry folks, this is 'home labs' only
please take your plebeian lower class 'servers' elsewhere, you are not wanted and are disrupting the ambiance for true clientele
should you actually get a job and are able to afford real hardware, feel free to return.
There was something wrong with the original image, he's the fixed one;
It can hold a satisfactory amount of drives and it's really quite. Nice set of ports too
Win 7 x64. Probably upgrading to Windows Server 2012 R2 soon.
I use it for anything and everything. File sharing, media streaming, etc. It's pretty fast and fits my needs just fine.
As far as setting up a email server, it is rather difficult (though not impossible) and I'm sure if you read a few tutorials you'd be able to figure it out.
What would be a good build for 15-25 computers running all at once?
I'll be using things like openvpn, samba, and maybe mail server
The computers connected to it will be constantly uploading to the samba share
there's a script that does everything for you. All you need to do is make sure your provider isn't blocking you and you have the right DNS records.
I think it was called iredmail.
It just goes through a default install of postfix, roundcube etc
Just came here to rant. Fucking Prometeus.
Running Ubuntu 12.04 or Debian 7, Depending on the situation
Do with it? Pretty much everything. I'm running a small CDN Server network (DNS Based - Some VPS'es around the world), 20TB NAS (12TB Usable, RAID6), Webserver, RTMP Streaming server and screenshot server (Automatic upload)
>Tfw you want to have many servers at home but too poor
Follow your dreams anon. You don't need fancy expensive hardware for a home server. Mine has 512 MB of RAM and a netburst-era pentium in it that I use to handle several TB's of data stored externally.
>tfw buying even more old shitboxes to build a ghetto home server instracture with
yes you are. Unless you are going to be doing something specialized that has a market, no one is going to want to rent your hardware out since prices for DC servers are very cheap and guarantee uptime. You will need an expensive connection, expensive hardware, and will pay a lot for power. pic unrelated
I have a fiber connection running though 200mbits(down)/200mbits(up)
Actually this is something, I'm thinking about doing, instead of the whole mini datacenter thing.
I'm well aware of that, still something I have in mind.
See, reply above yours. Small home network infrastructure would do too, I would need a couple of servers to do some work for me, while working on projects, interested in doing stuff with communications, encryption, networking, deployment, distribution systems, etc.
I'm building a new server soon, opinions? I'm taking it to dorms with me so it needs to be compact and kind of quiet.
32GB DDR3 ECC
6 x WD 4TB Reds
Probably some noctua cooler and a random itx case. I'll be running freeNAS on it.
Sure, I was just worried about noise because it will be in my room.
I've got a 4u server running in my house at the minute, but size and noise is a concern.
I know this sounds daft but, can I run a VPN server whilst connecting to a VPN? I want all of my stuff to connect through airVPN so I can safely torrent on campus. But can I still bridge to my mini network away from my dorm?
OpenBSD amd64, spamd, OpenSSH, OpenSMTPd, Dovecot, running in KVM on a friend's box
>main colocated server
FreeBSD with a 4x1TB set of drives in a ZFS pool, with a bunch of shit in jails: nginx+webshit, BIND, UnrealIRCd, Tor node, streaming audio server, working on building a "cloud storage" node, Transmission, haven't decided whether to use Pydio, Owncloud, Seafile, or something else.
Have one of these out in my garage running proxmox. It has a few web servers, pfsense, and a media server.
I'm actually working something like this in to the plans for the house that my wife and I are building.
Essentially a concrete bunker, able to hold 24 racks in 6x4 configuration. Traditional raised floor w/ hot isle / cold isle layout + demark cage. The cost of building is already figured into the loan amount.
Initial connections will be free, because there are fiber bundles running through the property. Connection is free because I'm providing a peering point. I still have to pay for transit, and meet a contractual uptime target.
As for my current home servers, I have a Gigabyte Brix i5-4200U and a MIcroServer Gen8 in the house.
I won't include my dev stuff because it's not in the house anymore.
Not that poster but
I don't know any OS that handles networking better than FreeBSD but I don't know if it would actually make an noticeable difference in your case. It's worth trying I guess.
Proxmox VE ftmfw.
Two domain controllers, ownCloud, WordPress, Bacula, OpenVPN, diaspora* (for shits and giggles) and a BitTorrent server running deluge-web.
Use it for? Screenshots... Like sharing something i'm working on with others.
Its source code scrambled together to make a 'custom' solution. Because I don't want to program code thats already free to use online.
> You don't need spamd or Dovecot.
Spamd measurably decreases how much bullshit spam I receive. Dovecot lets me sync to my Android phone and use offlineimap on my laptop, which in turn uses Mutt and Postfix to relay outbound mail through the SMTP submission port of my server.
How well would a Microserver suit me to just get me started, additionally I have a computer from a friend that currently runs Linux Mint, memory is 2GB RAM. There are several hdds in it. 1x SSD (128GB), 2x HDD (500GB), (2.5TB). Currently using the 2.5 TB as a storage for downloaded movies and series.
I just got freenas setup and I have no idea what the fuck I am doing.
I am a windows user learning linux. What type of share should I setup?
Is the share like a piece of my storage set aside? What I mean is when I use a share to put data on my freenas server does that mean no other share can access it?
If I wanted cross platform support and have the manual in front of me right now should I look up and learn CIFS or secure FTP?
I found mine w/ 2x 1TB, 4GB RAM, Xeon 1220l for $500 new from TigerDirect. I didn't care about the drives or RAM.
As a storage server it should be fine. I have 4x 4TB Hitachi drives in the unit, and 8 more in 2x SAS enclosures.
Just be aware that you can't upgrade it beyond 16GB RAM. It's a bottleneck for me, but not for most people.
Some of your confusion probably arises from the fact that you can have FreeNAS present storage to storage clients in literally any form you can think of.
You can have it appear to be a whole Windows server running e.g. Server 2008 R2, presenting SMB shares like any other Windows file server and authenticating to any authentication source you want -- a local security database, Active Directory, OpenLDAP, whatever.
You can have it run NFS and produce a shared filesystem for UNIX clients in the same way.
You can have it run iSCSI and produce what will appear to client systems as a "locally" connected file system, just another block device you can format or write a filesystem too or whatever.
You can have it do all these things at once with carved-out portions of the disks available to FreeNAS. There are a lot of options and you have to think about your use case before you pick one.
If I were to setup CIFS. A windows share. Then load 3-4 Terabytes of data onto it would that data always be stuck in a windows share?
Or can freenas share the same data other ways with other systems?
Like once that hard drive space has been set for CIFS and loaded with data is it stuck there? Would changing the share be like a reformat?
It's just files, dude. Change a configuration file here, a file there, and you can switch it from CIFS to NFS or even FTP. The one thing you can't do that with is iSCSI, since that deals with blocks instead of files.
oops sorry i mean ESXi with OSX Unlocker [currently 10.6 and 10.7 will run without modifying your ESXi layer, but if you want to run Mavericks, or Yosemite with the Server APP you need Mac Unlocker] I currently run 8 VM's on my 3,1 and I'm pleased with it.
AMD GPU's also work amazing for passthrough on these devices [nvidia not so much]
ZFS is programmed with the assumption that you're running it on a system with ECC memory. If you're running it on normal memory and you get a bit flip during checksum computation, say goodbye to your array.
Other self-healing filesystems, like btrfs, don't have this defect.
>AMD GPU's also work amazing for passthrough on these devices [nvidia not so much]
That's because Nvidia intentionally cripples its consumer drivers to make them break when being passed through.
openSuSE switched to btrfs by default, apparently. But people are resistant to change and started bitching about it or something.
I've been using btrfs on / for my home machine for a few months now.
this is my ghetto ass basement setup.
Avid Unity 64tb NAS
it's fun; but that's about it. Good learning tools nothing more.
I need a rack. This is my ghetto-ass shit. Homebuilt i7 quad w/ 32GB RAM and an LSI RAID and a DL380 G5 that nearly never gets turned on.
All I have is consumer grade no actual server racks.