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Sample Configuration of DRBD On CentOS 4.5

Sample Configuration of DRBD On CentOS 4.5

DRBD is an abbreviation of Distributed Replicated Block Device. DRBD is a block device which is designed to build high-availability clusters. This is done by mirroring a whole block device via (a dedicated) network. You could see it as a network RAID1.

Samba Domaincontroller For Small Workgroups With SWAT On Fedora 8

Samba Domaincontroller For Small Workgroups With SWAT On Fedora 8

This document describes how to set up and configure a Samba Domaincontroller for small workgroups (up to 250 users) on Fedora 8 with the Samba Web Administration Tool. The resulting system provides an easy to manage domaincontroller for your Windows network.

Setting Up An NFS Server And Client On Debian Etch

Setting Up An NFS Server And Client On Debian Etch

This guide explains how to set up an NFS server and an NFS client on Debian Etch. NFS stands for Network File System; through NFS, a client can access (read, write) a remote share on an NFS server as if it was on the local hard disk.

Samba Fileserver With SWAT On Fedora 8

Samba Fileserver With SWAT On Fedora 8

This document describes how to set up and configure a Samba fileserver on Fedora 8 with the Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT). The resulting system provides an easy to use fileserver for your Windows network.

How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running System (Incl. GRUB Configuration) (Debian Etch)

How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running System (Incl. GRUB Configuration) (Debian Etch)

This guide explains how to set up software RAID1 on an already running Debian Etch system. The GRUB bootloader will be configured in such a way that the system will still be able to boot if one of the hard drives fails (no matter which one).

SAMBA (Domaincontroller) Server For Small Workgroups With Ubuntu 7.10

SAMBA (Domaincontroller) Server For Small Workgroups With Ubuntu 7.10

This is a detailed description about setting up an Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 7.10) to act as file- and printserver for Windows(tm) workstations in small workgroups. This howto uses the tdb backend for SAMBA to store passwords and account information. This is suitable for workgroups for up to 250 users and is easier to set up than an LDAP backend.

Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba fileserver on Ubuntu 7.10 and how to configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as how to add users. Samba is configured as standalone server, not as a domain controller. For this setup, I will use the Ubuntu Server installation CD but the same installation procedure will work on an Ubuntu desktop as well.

Using ATA Over Ethernet On Debian Etch

Using ATA Over Ethernet On Debian Etch

Imagine you have a machine with all of its disk full and another with unused gigabytes, and you don't want to move the data from one to the other. Why not using the second's disk on the first, you can do it with iSCSI but you can do it with ATA over Ethernet (AoE) too. It's the second method I'll explain in this article. All of this was made with two computers running Debian Etch.

Setting Up An iSCSI Environment On Linux

Setting Up An iSCSI Environment On Linux

Nowadays, the iSCSI technology is quite popular in the storage world. This article shows an iSCSI demo environment which consists of one Debian Linux host and one Netapp Filer.We try to show the most important features of this protocol.

Browsing the Windows network with your linux machine with automatic mounting and discovery of all hosts and shares.

An attempt to complete automatic discovery and mounting of SMB (Windows and Samba) networkshares

For some time I've been looking for a good way to let my computer discover the Windows network and other networkservices like SSH and FTP and mount shares on demand. After trying the kioslaves in the desktop of my choice (KDE) and the FUSE programs Fusesmb and SmbNetFs, I was not really satisfied. There had to be an way to let my computer discover all the workgroups/domains, the hosts and the shares, and mount a share on a hosts on demand.

This contruction does that exactly, for the networkservices SMB ("Windows Neighboorhoud") and SSH. Support for FTP is underway. 

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