View Full Version : How do i set up a file server at home?

23-03-2003, 03:08 PM
Hi all
We have 3 PCs set up on our home LAN
I would like to put a 4th PC in just to act as a file server so my son doesn't lose his downloads if his PC crashes.
I have an old P166 to use and want to know if i can use it without having a keyboard ,mouse or moniter attached as i want to leave it going 24/7.
As it will be connected to our LAN do i have to put a firewall on it as we on ADSL.

Graham L
23-03-2003, 03:16 PM
You can use the computer "headless' if the BIOS allows it. Some BIOSs require a keyboard and/or monitor. I'd suggest a minimal (no GUI) Linux, running the Samba server (and a telnetd for administration). That should be easy enough to configure so that only your own machines can access the disk.