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Linux Can the following be done on a single machine

Discussion in 'Software' started by CodeRed, 29 Aug 2007.

  1. CodeRed

    CodeRed New Member

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    The aim Set-up linux on an AMD Thunderbird 1.4Ghz with 512Mb, 160Gb HDD, so that is can do all of the following
    • IMAP server to share emails between laptop and desktop + be able to access the emails via the web
    • Excellent anti-virus / spam protection
    • Backup files from desktop and laptop
    • Download torrents
    • Remote access to the server as it will be set-up with out keyboard, mouse, monitor
    • NAS
    • Be able to handle file size over 4Gb

    If anyone has any good step by step guides then that would be most appreciated.
     
  2. Morphine-Kitty

    Morphine-Kitty Dead account.

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    Might I suggest the "Build your own server" guide made by our very-own genius Glider?

    Linkage
     
  3. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Yes it can, but don't expect stellar performance... Amavis / ClamAV / spamassassin do take up quite some cycles... So does backup tarring (like Backuppc does)

    For the Filesharing, try that article that Morphine-Kitty linked ;) I heard it's quite good :D

    For the mailserving / AV, Postfix, Courier, Amavis, ClamAV, Spamassassin and Procmail to the rescue
    For the backups, nothing beats BackupPC

    EDIT: on a side note, from a security point of view having backups and fileserver combined is a nightmare... If your mobo goes out, and takes your HD with it, you lost both backup and original data ;)
     
  4. Shielder

    Shielder Live long & prosper!

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    4GB file size may be a problem. I'm not too sure about 4GB file size support under 32-bit Linux. If you do get this up and running, I'd be interested in doing it myself.

    Andy
     
  5. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Don't mix up RAM size and filesize. Alltough Linux handles them both, >4GB RAM is no problem (alltough it loses some efficiency), and filesizes on ext2/3 go as high as 16GB to 2TB / file
     
  6. Shielder

    Shielder Live long & prosper!

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    I thought there were some apps (eg tar) that had certain problems with filesizes over 2GB?
     
  7. Glider

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    Applications can be limited, tar was limited to 8GB, but patchable

     
  8. Shielder

    Shielder Live long & prosper!

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    Ah! I see. I know that there were problems with Solaris and 2GB files, I was under the impression that Linux had the same problem unless the system was 64-bit. Obviously my knowledge of that side of things is a little old...

    Thanks for the info.

    Andy
     
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