A home-server is a server, or host, that is based on consumer-only usage and is usually in the architecture of a home network. A home-server will allow clients throughout the home network to connect to and access different data or services. It may also allow external connections.

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How to deal with Dual-Stack Lite and incoming connections

My ISP (german cable ISP Unitymedia) forced me to use DS-Lite / Dual Stack Lite because he ran out of IPv4 addresses. Common problems with that setup are: interrupted connections (i.e. in online ...
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Home server disk setup [closed]

I'm in the progress of building a home server, and I was trying to decide how I'm going to configure the disks. I'm not decided between OSes (and thus software RAID systems) yet (either FreeBSD with ...
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Detecting when a server is running on UPS battery

I have a home server (HP Proliant ML310 G4) that I bought from my employer a month or so ago. The server runs Debian Linux and I use it for just about everything. I can get away with doing this ...
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How do I encrypt a VirtualBox VM? [duplicate]

I am running a server on a linux box and want to run some things for my other home computers in a virtual machine. I would like to encrypt the VM and shut it down when nobody is home, but keep the ...
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How to update CRL automatically?

I have the following issue: I have a self-signed CA (certificate authority) mainly for persoanl use (mail encryption and signing, ...). I created several ceertificates and the CRLs (which are empty ...
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How to virtualize my physical home file server?

I have a home file server, currently has around 5TB of data, nothing fancy just old hardware (low budget) having a pentium dual core with 8GB ram. It runs snapraid so I can use dissimilar hard drives ...
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How do I make my server turn on when powered, even when OS was shut down before depowering?

I have a Dell PowerEdge 1850 running Ubuntu in my basement, primarily running a Minecraft server. Leaving it on all the time is a waste of money, and it makes noise at night, so I typically turn it on ...
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Virtual desktop solution for home

I have a Linux server at home and would like to set up a Windows virtual machine on it that my girlfriend would access using her old laptop as a "thin" client. Her laptop is really old and my server ...
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Instances of a server?

First off, I'm not sure if this is the right term for this, but here goes. At my school, we were working in one of the tech labs when I needed to copy some files to my flash drive. I realized I ...
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home file server using samba slow read and write speed

I have a machine running ubuntu server 12.04. I installed samba for file sharing on my home network. I have windows and linux machine. My server spec are: amd phenom 2 x6 1055t, 8Gb of ram, ...
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Install Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 LTS on Non-PAE Capable Hardware

I read all about the netboot mini.iso file and understand the process. I am looking for a non-PAE Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 LTS netboot mini ISO image to install on an IBM ThinkPad X40 (from the year ...
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Public reachable IP address without ISP offering that service [duplicate]

Is it possible to get a static public IP-address to access e.g. a home-located server when your ISP isn't offering that service (only shared IPs). I'm thinking of a VPN-like-service to do this, but I ...
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Who is the best user to be the owner of shared files?

I installed Debian on a home computer which will be used as a NAS. The server will share a folder with computers using Ubuntu or Windows 7 (I use a dual-boot). Should I chown all the shared folder and ...
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Port-forwarding: different ports in router log?

My friend cannot connect to my minecraft server. How do the the different ports shown in my router's log affect port forwarding? What can I change to allow my friend connect to my server? I believe ...
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Can hard drives get quieter after first use?

I bought two Seagate NAS HDDs for my home server and after putting them in, the computer went from completely silent to actually quite noisy which I wasn't happy with. The noise wasn't from ...
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Opening port on mac os x (mavericks) for nodejs

I am running a node.js app locally and would like to make it available for demo for outside world. It is running on port 3000. I have added node to the firewall to allow incoming connections but ...
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Automatic Media Server Mirror

I have a large (400GB) photo library and I've just built a media server (Win 2012) that I use for local redundant storage and to backup to a cloud (CrashPlan). Since work is primarily done on a PC ...
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FreeNas ZFS Non-Striped Configuration To Maximize Available Space?

I have a 4 disk (2.0TB each) FreeNas setup and I want to maximize the space available for storage. From what I've read that would involve using the stripe configuration, but that also increases the ...
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Add windows user for smb shares

I am migrating all my files to my homeserver. I don't want to have a Domain controller, because I am currently not willing to configurate all this. I have a local computer YODA and a user on this ...
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Home router/server - hardware & software choice [closed]

I'm looking for new machine to replace my old home router/server (Pentium II 332MHz, 256MB RAM :)) In addition to common router/access-point functions I need: ssh access (from inside and outside ...
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How to burn-in a home built pc running centOS?

I have built my first PC from components yesterday I have installed CentOS 6.5 on it as this will be my ZFS home based server. How do I burn-in a home built PC on linux? Is there some live CD ISO ...
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Use old PC as server [closed]

I have 3 SATA laptop Hard Drives which I would utilise in some way, preferably I would like to join them together (though USB) to my old PC (really old - 500MB of RAM) and somehow use that as a home ...
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Should I throttle my Ubuntu server that is on my home network?

I have just set up one of my old computers to be a web-server with Ubuntu 12.04.3. I was thinking that i should probably throttle/limit the bandwidth/speeds over ssh/ftp in order to not murder my ...
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Linux server with no video adapter

I have an old AMD Athlon II X2 system that I was thinking of installing Linux (not decided on distro) onto to use as a server (e.g. Minecraft), but it does not have a display output, the Athlons don't ...
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If a server is just a big computer, why not just use a server as your computer? [closed]

You can buy cheap servers (8GB ram, 2x3.2GHz processor, etc) for around $150-200. A similar computer would cost hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Why would I not want to just buy a server and ...
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Windows Server 2012 64bit R2 Datacenter programs RAM usage

I host an online game on a machine thats operating system is Windows Server 2012 R2 64bit. Its a single executable that is constantly running. I used to host this very same game on a Windows 7 machine ...
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Does the category of RJ11 modem cable matter?

I have a VDSL2 connection and of course a modem. I have a Cat5 DSL RJ11 cable and I was wondering how to tweak the performance. Would it be possible to use a Cat6 or Cat7 DSL RJ11 to gain more ...
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Is there a program that can share/access a directory via IMAP?

Is there a way to have a particular directory be served via IMAP (on Linux, or OS X)? Support for read operations would be enough (supporting delete would be great, moving & creating files & ...
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How do I set up DDNS on an access point behind a router?

I am trying to setup DDNS on a router to have an FTP server at home. I have a shared Internet connection and I have only limited access to the main router, but I have a TP-Link M3020 portable router ...
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Seting up a git server on a laptop within home network

I have an old laptop that have no use for it. I was thinking about turning it into a git server to push my code from my desktop to it. My Desktop and Laptop are on the same network at home, so I was ...
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Wake On LAN (WOL) through router? [duplicate]

I have a home server which has Wake On Lan configured and I am able to wake the server using a simple program on Windows 7. My question is if I have a router with WOL support will this allow me to ...
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DD-WRT router jqueryMobile startpage

I would like to have a jQuery Mobile Startpage on my DD-WRT router, sending data to a local server, so someone can connect to the mobile application with a mobile device. Is it feasible? What should I ...
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Choosing a rack for a home server environment

I'm trying to understand the considerations ("why") that go into determining the specifications ("what") for a rackmount server cabinet, in order to determine what sort of rack I should purchase for ...
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Is there an equivalent for AuFS (such as in Ubuntu) that has balanced branch writing for OS X?

We're switching the OS on our media/file server from Ubuntu to Mac OS X (most likely OS X Server 3.0). We've been using aufs and SnapRAID on Ubuntu and like its ability to have balanced branch ...
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What VPN server can I install on linux and connect to on Windows through its builtin VPN client?

Windows has builtin VPN capability, and I would like to avoid extra programs running to connect to my server's VPN. What VPN server can be connected to through the builtin Windows VPN functionality?
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Got a HUAWEI server but don't know how to use it [closed]

guys I just got a brand new server from a friend who don't need it. the Server is : HUAWEI Tecal RH2285 V2 Rack Server Well..... it has 9 SAS HD each is 500GB , the thing is that I really don't ...
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Can SSH to external WAN IP from local network but not from external network

I am trying to open my home server to SSH from the internet so I can work on it when I'm not at home. Here's what I've done so far. Set router as DMZ on modem, forwarded ports from router to the ...
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FreeNAS pool configuration - RAID1 + other drives

Simple questions, really. I found this answer with a similar setup, but not sure it answers my question. If it does, I'm curious why since the answer seems a bit unsure: ZFS Hard Drive Configuration ...
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Backup program like Dropbox, but without online storage [closed]

I am interested in a program that does backups of my laptop periodically or continually. The destination is a computer at home that is always running. Is there a program which would facilitate this ...
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Raspberry Pi as Download Machine?

I live in a country where internet speed is fairly low. I was interested if it is possible to cut down on my power bill by using the raspberry pi as a download machine (i know it can be done for ...
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Can you use all memory sockets in a server motherboard if you only have 1 CPU?

Basically on a motherboard like H8DME-2, can you use all memory sockets if you have only 1 CPU installed? Or are each memory "section" per CPU? (not sure what they are called)
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NFS only gives user read access

I had NFS set up such that my RasberryPi had its Documents/ folder stored on my main Ubuntu system and it worked fine. I then made it such that the entire /home/raspi1 folder (note, not /home/ itself) ...
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Installing and running applications remotely

I was wondering if it was possible to run applications on a local machine from a remote server. Example: Desktop1 executes program from Server. The program then is loaded from the Server and runs on ...
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Did I just fail at hot plugging a drive?

I have a small home server built around a Lian Li PC-Q25 case with a SATA backplate advertising itself as hot pluggable. The motherboard is Asus P8H77-I. I have 4 SATA drives attached to the backplate ...
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How do I direct inbound network traffic to a specific internal IP based on the requested hostname? (Win 2012)

This may be fairly basic, so if it seems so please don't overthink it! My Setup Home server running Hyper-V with VMs for IIS, MSSQL, and others Residential connection with potentially shifting IP, ...
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Spree rails server is too slow for public ip accesses

I installed spree rails server, and I'm running it. When I access it from local lan like "http://192.168.x.x:3000", it's reasonably fast. It takes less than 5 seconds to show the first page. But, if ...
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How do I host multiple physical Web servers behind a single IP address?

I am running multiple web servers in my house, each of which is plugged into my router. Server A Server B Server C I currently can only use one server since my IP (xx.xxx.xx.xx) port 80 is pointing ...
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Remote Access without Teamviewer or Hamachi - Part 1 of 2

I want to securely access my Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux from far, far away. (The entire system is running on a 2GB microSD card by the way.) I'm not afraid of the bash shell and I'm not afraid to ...
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Difference in Storages Spaces feature between Windows 2012 Server & Windows 8

So here it goes, I have a test bed setup, a machine with three harddrives besides the OS drive and installed on this machine is Windows 2012 Server Standard. I have the following Storage Spaces ...
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Implications of using a laptop always-on as a server

I assumed that there would be a lot of information on this on both the Web in general and on Superuser, but to my surprise I can't find direct answers to these questions about using a laptop as a ...