i need to conect my server to 4 computers

Philips / 15nb8611/05
May 8, 2009 at 04:47:19
Specs: Windows vista, centrino 2
could i make my ubuntu server be a router so i can easly control other computers that are conected seperatly via enthernet cards (multiple cards in one server)?

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May 8, 2009 at 05:53:39
You're a little confused on the basic networking. All PCs, server or not, should be connected to a router. Use a switch with the router if all are to be wired. Multiple NICs are a pain in the butt. Then you start whatever server daemons you want, such as FTPD, SSHD, SAMBA, just to name a few on the Ubuntu box. Do the same for any file sharing you want on Windows as well.

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May 8, 2009 at 13:46:25
t2tom what you propose could be done up to the limit of slots available to the mainboard but this isn't the best way of accomplishing this.

Better to have two nics in the server.

One nic connects to the internet and the other to a switch that has all the pcs connected to it.

You control internet access via iptables on the server. Might want to hit a Ubuntu forum/google search to get the exact how tos.

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