So, Ubuntu Gutsy came out a few days ago, and I’ve got a new server that I’m going to be using at home. This server is actually an old desktop machine – used to be Christine’s Windows XP box (before she saw the light and let me buy her a MacBook last year) and has mostly sat idle for many moons.
It is idle no more.
For those of you interested, here are the basic specs of the machine:
Intel Pentium 4 – 2.80GHz, 1 GB Ram, 120 GB Internal ATA HD
I’ll also be pulling some of the drives from the holodeck (current server) to put into the bridge (the name of the new server)
Over the next few days, I’ll be posting articles regarding how I set up various bits of this server. Mostly these are for my own notes, but feel free to attempt to duplicate them for yourself. I make no guarantees about anything. 🙂
First off, here’s a list of everything I want this server to do:
- DNS for my domains
- Mail Server
- MySQL Server
- WWW server
- Remote Backups for Work
- File Sharing For My Home
That should cover it for now – several of these items are likely going to be broken down into several steps, as something like setting up the mail server involves a bunch of packages playing nice together (amavis, postfix, spamassassin, postgrey, mysql, roundcube, etc, etc).
Tonight, I think I’ll see how difficult it is to move my DNS setup from holodeck to the bridge. See the next post for the gore.