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How to get Zotero talking to my home Webdav server?

I've set up a webdav service on my home server and am trying to back up my Zotero files onto it. The webdav service seems to work perfectly through a browser or cadaver but Zotero just stalls -- any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars on Mar 7, 2014 - 3 answers

Ideas for a low powered home server running Linux...

I'm not going to be doing much with this. I already have a NAS so this won't be a file server. I just want it to do a few things such as XBMC, OpenVPN server, Squeezebox server, etc. It's going to be on 24/7, and I don't want it to use much power. Since it is isn't going to be doing too much, I don't want too spend much. I tried the Raspberry Pi, but it doesn't have enough power. It can run one of these applications perfectly, but it can't run much more at the same time. Same with an old PogoPlug. I was thinking about one of these: Beaglebone Black? CubieTruck? An old Dell Mini 9? If anyone has any ideas or can tell me about their low powered/low cost server, I'd appreciate it.
posted by toddst on Nov 16, 2013 - 18 answers

How can I stream live television to 50-100 computers?

What is an inexpensive hardware and software configuration that would allow someone to stream a handful of channels of live TV to 50-100 computers, accessing these on demand? [more inside]
posted by Bathtub Bobsled on Apr 20, 2013 - 17 answers

Help me design a home server.

Help me design a home server for Photoshop work. Reliable, easy to expand, and cheap are the priorities. Lots of sub-questions inside. [more inside]
posted by scose on Dec 27, 2011 - 14 answers

Best distrubution for Linux VPS?

I run a couple of django-based websites/webapps. What OS should I use for my VPS? The most important thing is security and easy installation of packages (including dependencies). I also prefer a system that is easy to maintain. Security is more important, but if all else is equal I would specifically love something with easy to make init-scripts. I know I can install third party packages to do just about anything, but I prefer a batteries-included approach if it exists. [more inside]
posted by davar on Nov 22, 2011 - 10 answers

Network harddrive over the Internet?

What's the simplest way to create some space on a Linux server that can be mounted by Vista and Linux from anywhere with an internet connection? [more inside]
posted by Nonce on Jun 15, 2009 - 15 answers

What's a good simple and cheap media or file server setup?

Advice for a server newb who needs help getting started with a simple media/backup/torrent server? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on May 29, 2009 - 12 answers

That Red Hat is awfully expensive!

Is paying for a RHEL subscription worth it, or should we just go with CentOS? [more inside]
posted by Oktober on May 20, 2009 - 10 answers

Fun things to do with a server on a slow link?

What cool/geeky/fun/useful things can you do with a Linux-running server (no GUI, on 24/7) that has a very fast CPU but a very slow internet connection?
posted by Mwongozi on Apr 18, 2009 - 8 answers

DIY Ripserver

DIY Ripserver [more inside]
posted by spyke23 on Feb 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Modest home Linux server hardware selection

Looking for hardware recommendations for a very modest home Linux server. [more inside]
posted by scruss on Jan 3, 2009 - 10 answers

Can I get high availability with a modest budget?

How can I set up the virtual server environment I want, using as much open source and as little proprietary software as possible? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Dec 20, 2008 - 11 answers

two folders two domains one website

Two domain names loading the same website - only the websites aren't being served from the same folder, despite the fact that they are served from the same server. There exist two folders: users on a Unix machine. How can I get both domain names to serve up the website from the same folder? And is there any reason I should NOT do this? [more inside]
posted by dance on Oct 1, 2008 - 6 answers

Backup for Dummies?

We're a small research lab, that uses a series of servers. A smart person would have these machines backed up regularly. But we're not that smart ... [more inside]
posted by outlier on Apr 30, 2008 - 22 answers

Need suggestions for a Xen-compatible rackmount server.

We need to buy two rackmount servers that will play nice with Xen (and Linux). Budget: approx $10k. Can you suggest a configuration, brand, and/or vendor? [more inside]
posted by fishfucker on Jan 28, 2008 - 30 answers

Authentication across Windows, Linux, and Mac

How do you use a single authentication system for different kind of servers, systems, and workstations? [more inside]
posted by remi on Jan 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Why would Apache refuse connections from the server it lives on?

Why would a server start refusing http requests from itself? Curl, wget, lynx- all of them used to work, now I just get "connection refused". FTP still works, though, and it's only a problem with Apache- requests to the Lighttpd server on the same box work just fine.
posted by paul_smatatoes on Dec 19, 2007 - 6 answers

My 350 won't let me take it's temperature

Another longshot hardware question, but not the wood table kind: I have an OLD Dell PowerEdge 350. I'm running OpenSUSE 10.3. I'd like to monitor system stats like processor temperature and drive status via the normal IPMI drivers. This should be possible; I can get it working on a 1650 using the drivers from Dell's linux website. It doesn't mention the 350 anywhere. Ideas?
posted by SpecialK on Oct 31, 2007 - 2 answers

Bash, I command thee to always...

How do I get bash to automagically execute a line or two of code at login? [more inside]
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Oct 22, 2007 - 25 answers

Best OS for these requirements.

Best *nix distro for SSH, RDC, router and print server. Or i could use windows if that would satisfy the conditions. [more inside]
posted by DJWeezy on Oct 11, 2007 - 17 answers

/home on LVM

How do I place my /home directory on an LVM on Ubuntu? [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Jul 17, 2007 - 3 answers

Getting the Ferret up to Speed

What are all the things I need to apt-get, in order to turn my minimal Ubuntu Fiesty Server install into the complete graphical OS? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Jun 16, 2007 - 5 answers

Multi-functional linux home server required... software suggestions?

I'm going to set up a linux server on a spare desktop I have. I want to share my photos, download torrent files and back up my files. I need software suggestions and also any tips you might have! [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Jun 10, 2007 - 14 answers

Where can I buy an $800 Linux Server?

I need to buy a server for around $800 ($1000 as an absolute maximum). It will be hosting a website with a (PostGres) database that will start at around 4GB and grow slowly (so would like at least 2GB of RAM). It must be able run Linux, preferably Ubuntu or Debian. [more inside]
posted by phrontist on May 10, 2007 - 9 answers

The Blinking Cursor of Immense Frustration

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server on a just out of the box Dell machine. After completing the install the machine hangs (displaying only a blinking cursor), and subsequent attempts at reinstall from the LiveCD result in hangs as well. [more inside]
posted by phrontist on May 3, 2007 - 18 answers

What is the best Windows based fax server that accepts PHP

Looking for a new fax server. My company has a linux based fax server (Hilafax) that receives commands via php from our CRM that programs a URL into a standard web browser on our client machines containing the location of the document to fax and the fax number. We have over 100 stations and do a large amount of faxing. The Linux fax program is very unreliable. [more inside]
posted by PreteFunkEra on Apr 26, 2007 - 3 answers

It's a server, a PBX and a dessert topping...

I'd like a file server. And a print server. And a low-traffic Asterisk server. All running from one box, please. [more inside]
posted by holgate on Apr 9, 2007 - 6 answers

Which OS should I use on my fileserver?

I'm in the process of setting up a file server that will interface with 12 windows XP workstations. I want it to be directly mountable on those workstations, and (the catch) I also want it to work with Active Directory. I'd like to install Linux on the server, but should I use Windows instead? [more inside]
posted by pombe on Dec 7, 2006 - 14 answers

Hardcore Apache question: How to have an .htaccess file pull from WordPress?

Hardcore Apache question: How can I write an .htaccess file that will apply a RewriteRule to only the most recent file posted to my Wordpress blog? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Jul 24, 2006 - 13 answers

Minimizing Downtime on a Linux Migration

I need help migrating to Linux from an "unlicensed" Windows 2000 Server? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 30, 2006 - 6 answers

I want to learn setting up and maintaining a Linux server.

I want to learn setting up and maintaining a Linux server. [more inside]
posted by sveskemus on Feb 9, 2006 - 16 answers

What's the most robust bandwidth throttling method for my Apache web server?

What's the best bandwidth throttling method for my Apache webserver? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Jan 31, 2006 - 16 answers

Am I hacked? What now?

If you ran a Debian server and one day noticed that telnet and apt-get were segfaulting, how would you proceed? [more inside]
posted by jojopizza on Jan 2, 2006 - 20 answers

Please recommend small form factor Linux servers

Where can I buy an inexpensive small form factor Linux server with a hard drive? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Jul 27, 2005 - 24 answers

Linux server with GUI

Free server-oriented Linux distribution with GUI config tools? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Mar 21, 2005 - 4 answers

Need a Linux media server

I wish to rip DVDs to a Linux server and then watch them at my leisure on my TV via either a wired or wireless network. There appear to be countless devices that will stream videos (like this) but I haven't been able to tell which will play DVDs off a network (with menus and all) and which just stream plain-old-MPEGs. Has anyone got experience with a digital media gadget that will do this?
posted by jewzilla on Dec 27, 2004 - 5 answers

Best Linux build for my server?

Forced to reinstall my server, so I'm also optimizing it. Any suggestions on which Linux build I'd be best off using? Some specific issues inside. [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Dec 19, 2004 - 16 answers

3 serious hardware questions

Three'fer:
(1) Is there a significant difference between running Linux on Opterons vs. Xeons? Is one clearly better? For MySQL? For Apache/PHP?
(2) Ever hosted with Cogentco? Is there anyone else with prices like that? (100Mbps at $1000/month)
(3) What's your favorite server vendor for typical 2-way 1U systems? (Looking at Dell, IBM, Penguin; where does Google buy them again?)
posted by sylloge on Dec 21, 2003 - 3 answers

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