Questions tagged [home-server]

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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Usability of dedicated GPU for local usage in combination with IPMI enabled for headless usage

I am interested in the possibility of building a hybrid system that I can use as a workstation (and possibly gaming machine) when used locally (headed) while also being usable as rendering machine and ...
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Docker running on a NAS, volumes mounted through CIFS share have 'Too many open files' error

My home NAS server has the ability to host VM. As the NAS operating system is closed, I use this feature to create a docker host in order to build a multi purpose home server (running containers like ...
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Home Server: Cannot Access my server from outside the local network

I have hosted a simple html website on my laptop and have run an apache server, but I can access it only inside the local network. I tried port forwarding on the TP-Link router but I cannot access the ...
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why is inbound traffic on port 25 blocked by default and not just outbound?

I'm on Comcast (Xfinity) and as such have port 25 blocked. I understand blocking port 25 for residential connections is an important part in the anti-spam fight vs. botnets. What I don't understand is ...
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SOHO Postfix/Dovecot configuration for small web app and user base

I own two domains, lets call them domain1.com and domain2.com for examples sake. These domains are used in my small home office mostly for family and friends to have email address at domain1.com and/...
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Self-built home server periodically freezes

A few years back I built a home server which periodically freezes and becomes unresponsive. I am at a complete loss for what could be causing it. I believe it to be a hardware problem, but I don't ...
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Connect to linux outside network without port forwarding

Currently I am running Lubuntu 19.04. Right now I am using samba to share my files on my local network ( anyone connected to my network can access the files ) Is there a way to access my files from ...
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Is it safe to have laptop turned on 24/7?

I have an old HP dv7-7210sp laptop and I want to use it as a server. Is it safe to have it turned on 24/7? The server will be used with Nextcloud to backup my data. Should I remove the battery from ...
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3 routers, 1 network (or subnet)

I want to have a server that will be accessible in any WiFi network in my home. I've already set up the server but it's only accessible from 1 subnet. Here is my configuration: [...
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How does a cloud NAS manage to be accessed from the outside of a LAN through an app?

I have a cloud NAS within my home network and I can't figure out how it manages to be accessed from the outside through an app. How does the app always know at what address requests should be sent, ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04.4 LTS randomly shut down, have syslog clips

So this afternoon I was printing a 35 page document (HP Officejet), when it suddenly stopped. The printer is run by my headless server, with SAMBA and CUPS on Ubuntu Server 18.04.4 LTS. I tried ...
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Home router difficult to access remotely

I've been trying to debug this problem for a week or two now, and haven't been able to figure out what the issue is/if there's anything I can do to resolve it. I have a home Xfinity router that's ...
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How do I configure a home “cloud”?

If we simplify the "cloud computing" concept to its most basic form, we could say that: Cloud computing is nothing more than to be able to run applications and access data from a computer (server) ...
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Network within a network

I will start with giving you a Noob Alert, Sorry we have to learn somewhere. I just wanted to run an idea past you. I have setup a home server, this is to host a couple of games for my friends. To ...
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Make vagrant box accessible from other computers on home network

I have a Vagrant box (using Virtual Box) running locally on my laptop. My laptop (the host) is running Mac OS 10.11.6; the guest is running Ubuntu 16.04. Currently, the guest is accessible from the ...
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How to merge multiples physical network interfaces into a single vlan?

I am currently trying to build a home server. This home server will do a lot of things such as acting as a NAS, a media server, file server, etc, and also a router. This pc has one ethernet port on ...
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Have domain point to homeserver

I would like to point a subdomain of mine toy homeserver, which is accessible through my external ip. I've already added an A record and when I use curl it gives me the correct page. But when I visit ...
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How do I create my own server I can upload things to (like google drive) with Ubuntu server [closed]

How do I create my own server I can upload things to (like google drive) with Ubuntu server Right now I have a server in my basement with Ubuntu 18.04.1 that is running a program called webmin. it is ...
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Setting up a NAS Drive for Home use

I have just started to do research on this a week ago, before that I didn't even know what a NAS was, so please bear with me. TL;DR I want to set up shared storage for a family to have all data in ...
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Getting error number -1700 when trying to mount a network drive

I don't use AppleScript often but I wrote a short script to mount a network drive based on whether I am home or away: set SSID to do shell script "/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211....
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Wake on LAN not shown as supported, despite works on windows

I have installed openSUSE Leap as dual boot. I want to have feature Wake on LAN. When I check in windows "Enable wake on magic packet only" and turn off, it works. When I boot to opensuse and turn the ...
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Exposing resources from my home server

I have a small VPS (Ubuntu 16.04) that I use for hosting of a few personal websites, ownCloud, etc. It's fairly slow and doesn't have a lot of storage. I'd like to offload the ownCloud storage and ...
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How do I access my site hosted from home using it's domain name and not the Internal IP address while I'm at home?

I have a site open to the internet hosted from a small raspberry pi at home that uses Amazon's Route 53 to handle all things DNS related. Right now when ever checking on how my pages are looking in a ...
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Creating a private network within a Network

Creating a private network within a Network Total noob here. [Asking for some Advice and Guidance and How-to] Read on SU and found it is possible [link below]. Related to Networking. Situation So I ...
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Developing a Home Server - Install full-blown Ubuntu on Laptop or Ubuntu Server [closed]

I want to "develop" a Home Server for Web Developement and other network stuff, for that i want reporpuse my old Laptop as Server machine. Now i want to ask if you recommend to install full-blown ...
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Selective file sharing remote and local between multiple computers

I would like to set up some kind of a network that can achieve selective file syncing across a number of devices ie home computer, laptop, tablet and android phone, either over a local network or over ...
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Trouble setting up home network ( isolating home server )

So I have 2 routers, a switch, a few PCs and an old PC to become a home server. Right now, I have 1 of the routers connected to the switch which wires every computers. It's working fine. This is my ...
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Ways of dealing with dynamic IP

This is my first time setting up a home server so sorry for missing things that might be obvious to you. I have bought a 1€ domain on 1&1 and I would like to have it pointing to my home server. I ...
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Own DynDNS for home server

I have two servers, one dedicated server with a static ip adress and one home server in my flat with a dynamic ip adress, which is renewed every 24 hours. Currently I'm using the free service from ...
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Syncthing fails to start as ubuntu systemd service

I recently setup a home server running ubuntu 16.04. I installed syncthing on it to sync between my desktop, laptop, and phone. So I want syncthing to run as a system service, meaning the service ...
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Remotely controlling a computer with no connected screens

I have an old computer which I intend to use as a NFS and torrent server, running regular windows 10. Right now it's connected to a screen, but I'd like to use that screen elsewhere, and anyway a ...
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Is it safe to share your External IP to others?

I have a Minecraft server and I have it set up with no-ip and everything (since I run it on my home computer) and I only share the IP with about a few friends, but only 3-4 people (including friends ...
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What is this power connector? What power supply do I need for it? (S5520UR-E24717)

I was looking around ebay and found some old xeons, and thought I can build an home server with these, so I bought a couple and a dual lga1366 board and I was set. When it arived I inspect the board, ...
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How to set up FreeNAS to use mirrored vdevs?

I'm setting up a home-use FreeNAS - storage of photos, media, laptop backups and so forth for a pair of users and half a dozen laptops, phones, tablets. I have 4x 3TB drives. I'm deciding on the drive/...
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Dual network system for home server rack

I was redirected here for this question from Server Fault. So I have a big project in mind, as I am developing a large project that requires a lot of memory, hardware, and massive amounts of separate ...
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Can I add peripheral power connectors to server?

I'm hoping to add USB 3.0 to the server blade that I picked up for personal use. However, it has no peripheral connectors (3.5" HDD power connector), only a motherboard connector (used), and some ...
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Is a basement a suitable climate for a running server?

Some server fans can be rather noisy. If I were to relocate a server rack to a basement area, what considerations would I need to take into account? Are there certain temperatures or humidity ranges ...
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Are there a major issues for a NAS home server that shakes a little during a small earthquake?

Are there a major issues for a NAS home server that shakes a little during a small earthquake? I can't find anything related to this on the Internet more than some earthquake resistant racks for big ...
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Access IPv6 home server remotely (also from IPv4 networks)

I have an ISP that uses IPv6 and I want to set up a home server running windows server 2012 essentials and access it remotely using the remote web access feature. is this feature capable of IPv6? and ...
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Work on home server over the internet?

I was wondering how I could safely and securely perform SFTP throught the internet to my server so that I could work in code from home. Should the data be encrypted and tunneled? I don't have an exact ...
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ZFS not writing continuously to array

Preface: I'm by no means an expert Linux user, but I've played with Linux enough to be dangerous. I'm building a personal server, basically just to use as storage for video and photos. Current specs ...
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Auto shutdown if there's no 'real' network traffic for a 'homeserver'

Hello I just installed my homeserver I'm using the following: TvHeadend PyLoad NzbGet Samba I plan to shutdown if the up/downstream by those services is less than 1 Mb/s(Bandwith) or Traffic in the ...
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Do you know any OS independend centralized backup solution? [closed]

I'm currently looking for a new backup solution for my home network. That's my IT infrastructure: - HomeServer with OpenMediaVault on Debian - 1 Arch Linux Client - 3 Windows Clients (7/8/10) - 1 ...
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Weird asynchronous speed on home server (FTP, Samba)

I have an HP Gen8 microserver for home usage. I use it as backup/replication and currently want to use it also home as media server. I back up files using FTP, governed by IIS. Backing up on LAN ...
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Can't connect to server on the same router

Hello! I have 2 routers. The primary router (which is also a modem. from now on I"ll call it A) and the secondary router (B from now on), which is connected to the primary router via 10 meters ...
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Connect to external drive wirelessly, securely, and easily

I'm moving from using a laptop as my sole computer (MBP, early 2011) to having two active computers (the MBP and an iMac). Instead of keeping all my data on my MBP, I'd like it all on an external ...
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Starting a home file/media Linux server as a project [closed]

I can see this gets asked fairly often, but I've got a bit different of a idea for what I want to do here. Right now I have a laptop running Windows 8.1 and a Galaxy S5 as my main devices. Both are ...
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What are all these rcuos processes running on my server?

I just started my first home server running Ubuntu 14.04.2 Server Edition. I installed OpenSSH and that's it; I haven't even opened the port yet to make it accessible to the outside world. I ran top ...
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Getting started on a multi-purpose home server that i can also access via the internet: Media Streaming, Game Server, File storage/Backup

Before i start i want to say that i DID search for this topic. None of the results seem to answer my questions about multiple purpose home server. Hello All! I want to build a home server for the ...
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Port forwarding issue when using three routers in the middle

I would like to do port forwarding, so that I can access my home server from the Internet. The layout looks as the attached image. I have a public ip and when ever a request for certain ports comes ...

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