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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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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Shared login in a computer network?

I need to understand how a network works: Several PCs running Windows XP One server The PCs are all network connected, as well as the server. Each computer share the logins. I need to ...
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Access Home Network Server via External Address (DSL vs Cable)

For the last few months, I've been using a server on my home network for basic backups and hosting some small websites. Up until this past week, I've been using Comcast (cable) as an ISP and now that ...
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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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Ubuntu as Host server without XServer?

I have Dell PowerEdge 2950 on which I want to setup Ubuntu as the host OS, then use VirtualBox for running multiple Guest OSes like Windows 7, XP, Ubuntu etc... I want to reduce the resources that the ...
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Scoping a home dev server

I’m looking to build a multi-purpose home development server. In this post, I’m looking to outline what I want from such a system, and the ‘why’s of it, to some limited extent, and finally, some ...
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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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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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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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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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Setting up Raid 1 Array for Home Server

I'm not sure if this is even possible, but it's worth asking on here! Essentially I have a old machine at home (well, not old hardware wise, but I recently built a new gaming rig), which I decided to ...
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Which drive should i install the host operating system on Dell PowerEdge 2950

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 and there are 3 SATA 7200 drives (2 x 1TB, 1 x 300GB) and one SAS 15k drive (1 x 300GB). I want to install Ubuntu as the host OS with several guest OSes. Should I ...
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Replacing local home server with VPS: Suggestions?

So right now, I'm running an old box with a 2TB HDD in it. I use this as a file server for the home network, as well as a box for downloading large files which are synced via Dropbox. Lots of other ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why does my home server freeze?

My brother just bought a new laptop and forgot about his old desktop. The desktop has a P17G Motherboard from PC Chips, 2GB RAM, a SATA hard drive, a PATA DVD-ROM, Pentium 4 with HT (Don't remember ...
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Waking up a computer from WAN

I'm looking to design a mechanism that allows me to turn on my home computer remotely without phoning and asking someone to press the big power button. Currently, a computer can get awake with a ...
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XMPP/Jabber web client supporting conversation logging?

I have an XMPP/Jabber account on www.autistici.org (they uses ejabberd). They don't log conversations on their server as GTalk does. I need to use my Jabber account from a web interface hosted on my ...
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Setting a subdomain to access home machine with windows remote desktop

I'm trying to remotely connect to home machine through Windows Remote Desktop (amongst other things, but this is currently my primary focus). I can do this fine using my home WAN's static IP (thank ...
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What is THRM temperature in HWMonitor?

I am bulding a server on Albatron motherboard. I don't have any specs yet. CPU is reaching about 60C because CPU cooler is damaged. Anyways what is THRM temperature in Hardware Monitor Pro? The THRM ...
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Set up a home server with mini pc and linux

I want to have a linux (debian/ubuntu) home server, for my work/torrent/files access from my lan and wan. what I have now is a virtual pc (VBox) running on my desktop (windows), but I want a dedicate ...
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Can't access local network resources from a specific access point

I've got two wireless routers in my home; one came with my internet service and is also the modem for the service. I also have another setup for extra range. I've connected the second (a d-link ...
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Change HOMEDRIVE windows variable to be dynamic on windows 7 to use Git

I have a Windows 7 notebook from work. I use Git as my version control system. I installed Git on the system before the administrator connected my computer to the office network. he changed my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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unable to install homeserver on hyper-v

Im trying to install Micrsoft HomeServer in a virtual Machine on Hyper V. During the installation i must accept the licence agreement, but i cant reach the radio button with the "tab" button. The ...
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Trying to make MAMP local server site accessible externally, via airport base station

I am bumbling around in network and airport settings. I've set up port forwarding on Netgear DGN2000 router but I'm not sure how to configure the airport extreme base station. It is in bridge mode, ...
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Win 7 vs MWHS 2011

I currently have a computer that basically all it does is stores movies, music, and backs up data that I want it too. It is also connected to the family TV to watch the movies that are stored on that ...
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Seeking Windows hardware encryption card for drive encryption

I am seeking a hardware encryption card for accelerating drive encryption on an older system that I am trying to repurpose as a NAS. I have a dual-processor AMD Athlon MP 2800+ system with a 12-port ...