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Old 12-28-2005, 06:39 PM   #1
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Default Need help making file server

Alright, I have a 700mhz PIII with 128MB ram sitting here and i want to turn it into a file storage server for my small 4 computer at-home network. Heres what I need:

* It needs to be an OS or server software that can run on a 700mhz 128MB ram computer and give access to computers on my network which run on Windows and Linux

* I want it to be secure so that it can authenticate that I am accessing the server and not one of my friends who may be at my house using one of my computers on a guest account.

* I also need it to handle RAID 1. Do you guys suggest i use software or hardware to handle this, and which product?

* Also, i need the server to be simple and easy to access, meaning, for example, if I right click on on a program and click Save Target As, i should be able to download it directly to my server; otherwise, I will start getting lazy and start saving stuff to my local computers hard drive. I dont want to have to download it to my local machine, then manually connect to my FTP later and upload it. I need something thats as easy as saving a file to a Folder directory. I want it to be secure, but i dont want to have to type in a username and password everytime I want to read or write something to my server.

Thanks for your help people
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:30 AM   #2
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Default Re: Need help making file server

Why raid1? Why not 5?

http://gentoo.org
read the documentation, it'll have EVERYTHING you could possibly dream of. Can't find it in the docs? Browse the forums. Can't find it in the forums, ASK!
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RAID 1 is good enough and simple. Whats the chances of both hard drives breaking down in the same day? Its never happened to me and its good enough for my home network.
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