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  1. #1 A Server in Home 
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    I have a old celron computer, just wasting my room space, I got an idea that, instead of wasting that hardware can i design a server through that system. It have 20 GB HDD and 256MB x2 512 RAM, running at a nice speed.

    How can i proceed the work to use it as server, i had centos package already, then which are the software i require additionally, for which type of internet connection i want to consult ISP ?

    I know it will not bring a professional service like xeon, but only need what it can provide ..


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    I have never setup a centos server, but perhaps this tutorial will help you.

    Creating An NFS-Like Standalone Storage Server With GlusterFS On CentOS 5.4


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    Quote Originally Posted by ratangharami View Post
    I have a old celron computer, just wasting my room space, I got an idea that, instead of wasting that hardware can i design a server through that system. It have 20 GB HDD and 256MB x2 512 RAM, running at a nice speed.

    How can i proceed the work to use it as server, i had centos package already, then which are the software i require additionally, for which type of internet connection i want to consult ISP ?

    I know it will not bring a professional service like xeon, but only need what it can provide ..
    Don't do it I lost service for a year for setting up a server in my home, you can do it but as long as it's not a web server I would recommend a local server its great for file sharing. If you have an ISP that's a small company and you consult them and you pay them extra (all of which are unlikely) then they may let you use it.
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    As jakesyl pointed out, the problem is that your ISP does not want you running a server. They may run port scans and cut off your service if they see you running services on port 80 (HTTP) and other well-known public ports.

    So in order to do this, you first have to learn about the TOS and actual practices of your ISP; and then possibly run services at high ports. For example you might run a web server at port 1080. Then people you tell about your server can find it; but the public in general will not be able to find it.

    There's no conceptual difficulty with running server software. Any generic linux installation already has an HTTP server, FTP server, etc. The real problem is the TOS (Terms of Service) of your ISP, which might cancel your service if they detect you running services on well-known ports.
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