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Rachid

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Add FTP server/HTTP server/PHP/MySQL/torrent client how-to ?
« on: October 10, 2007, 05:43:43 pm »
I was wondering... ??? Is it possible to add by myself:
- FTP server
- HTTP server/PHP/MySQL
- torrent client (webbased like MLdonkey)

I was told "Sure, not problemo !" by many people, but I haven't seen any people who have this working.
So since I'm not a big Linux expert, I'd like to see this working before buying equipment and start building  ;D
Anybody did this? Was easy? Hard? Impossible? Just boot to the shell and install ?
Cause if this will not work, I'm probably going for a different solution.  :-*

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Re: Add FTP server/HTTP server/PHP/MySQL/torrent client how-to ?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2007, 07:25:18 pm »
To begin with, yes, it is all possible, and shouldn't be terribly difficult.  However, if you mess with the sources.list file, your LMCE system will attempt to update a bunch of stuff automatically, that will break the installation (Believe me, I did it...  Whooopsie!!).  Install what you need from .deb files, or compile from source, rather than using apt-get / Synaptic / Adept, so as to prevent this issue.

I'm not terribly sure if FTP is present by default, but the whole system, AFAIK, is BUILT on MySQL, and includes HTTP server.  Probably PHP as well, as when I installed and used phpmyadmin upon mine, it required NO dependencies, gave no errors, worked like a charm.  Simply went to http://localhost/phpmyadmin, and it came right up...

As far as torrent client, again, I don't know if there is one installed by default, but I installed azureus without problems, and have used it on my core, so it is definitely possible.  As far as a web-based one, again, the system is already in place for it, so with a bit of config it should work...

The only thing I can see being a potential issue for you, with your self-stated lack of expertise with Linux, MIGHT be the fact that there would be some config necessary to make sure that your public HTTP directories are separate from the admin pages for the LMCE system, and whatever else...

Sounds like you're trying to do something very similar to what I have planned for my own server, creating a complete, do-it-all server for the house, so I'll definitely keep an eye on this thread, and help where I can!!  Keep posted as to how it goes...

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Re: Add FTP server/HTTP server/PHP/MySQL/torrent client how-to ?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2007, 10:06:45 am »
I just did a calculation, and besides the hardware I have I probably have to spend 400+ euros at least to get a nice quiet system, and then still don't have a pretty case ;-)
I find off the shelf Windows MCE's too expensive and frankly don't like Windows at all  :P

So started to browse around and getting close to what I'm looking for.

The Asus WL-700gE wireless router is able to run lighttpd, php and mysql, a bit slow though, bit still interesting.
You can also "Download to the installed hard drive while your PC is off", dunno how, but it's possible :-)
http://www.asus.com.tw/products.aspx?l1=12&l2=43&l3=0&l4=0&model=979&modelmenu=1

For the DVD-player, Divx player, cable TV recording section something like a Kiss DP-558 seems a good addition.
Buying them second handed is an option, a Kiss DP-558 is around 200 euros that way.
An Asus WL-700 I could not find, but the WL-500 goes for 50 euros. ::)

Tvix has nice products too. So... Trying to find an overview of these harddisc based multimedia devices or at least the brands...


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Re: Add FTP server/HTTP server/PHP/MySQL/torrent client how-to ?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2007, 03:36:44 pm »
it has a hard drive in it and uses http, ftp and bit torrent. you use a webadmin to set it up and load torrents and stuff.
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Re: Add FTP server/HTTP server/PHP/MySQL/torrent client how-to ?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2007, 03:38:08 pm »
it has a hard drive in it and uses http, ftp and bit torrent. you use a webadmin to set it up and load torrents and stuff.
what does ?  ???

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Re: Add FTP server/HTTP server/PHP/MySQL/torrent client how-to ?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2007, 03:46:04 pm »
sorry

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The Asus WL-700gE wireless router is able to run lighttpd, php and mysql, a bit slow though, bit still interesting.
You can also "Download to the installed hard drive while your PC is off", dunno how, but it's possible :-)
http://www.asus.com.tw/products.aspx?l1=12&l2=43&l3=0&l4=0&model=979&modelmenu=1


that does.
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Asus M2V Via AM2 ATX
Lite-On LH-20A1S SATA DVD Burner
80GB  SATA-150
EVGA GeForce 7300 GT 512MB DDR2 PCI Express
Sound Blaster Audigy SE
Kingston 2 GB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz
Ultra X-Finity 800-Watt
ZCU000
Cisco 7970
TDM400P

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Re: Add FTP server/HTTP server/PHP/MySQL/torrent client how-to ?
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2007, 03:49:05 pm »
ah, ok  :) it looks and sounds like a cool product. *diggin further*