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Fedora server setup

asked 2018-04-10 11:43:16 -0600

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I've never set up or maintained any kind of server before. I want to set up a server on the local network (not the internet) to serve public documents such as device specifications, standards, and procedures. They are all public but copyrighted documents, that we have rights to use. I suppose I could put them in the public folder of one of the machines, but I don't want to bother the users with another login to the share. Also I want to get some experience with setting up and maintaining a server on a dedicated machine.

My question is: Is there a website that will help me get started with the installation and set up? Since the local network is connected to the internet, I need to understand how to secure the server so internet users do not have access to the documents.

Thanks in advance for your help, and Have a Great Day!

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answered 2018-04-10 14:12:58 -0600

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Are the other computers Linux, Windows, or Mac? Are you wanting to serve the documents using a web server or you want to make a windows-like share using Samba? There are many tutorials around for both of those options. If your local network has a NAT connection to the internet, then other internet users will not be able to reach your server. The easiest way to tell that is if your local IP address starts with 192 or 10.

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The other PC are Fedora Workstation linux. The local IP addresses start with 192. It would be great if the other users could access the documents on the server using nautilus just like they access the files on their local hard disk.

tablepc gravatar imagetablepc ( 2018-04-11 07:37:24 -0600 )edit

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