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EDIT: I realize my post may have hit on too many points. It may perhaps be easier to ask two simple questions: 1. What is the most stable linux distro ...
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- 05-18-2013 #1
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- May 2013
Best set up for a persistent server
I realize my post may have hit on too many points. It may perhaps be easier to ask two simple questions:
1. What is the most stable linux distro I should consider using for my server?
2. What packages/tools are available to allow remote access to the machine in order to complete remote admin tasks?
Thanks! Hopefully these questions are more to the point and easier to answer
I have little to no experience with linux having only tinkered with OpenSUSE on my laptop for awhile, but I am planning a project come next weekend (as soon as finals are done) around setting up a server.
I'm going to be away from home for a couple of months and wanted to set something up which would:
1. Allow me to run servers (plex, minecraft, etc)
2. have remote access to my network
3. Not require a hard reset or my physical presence if something goes wrong and the box needs to be reset.
The last one is what I am really struggling with. I currently run various things from my windows computer, however I know that it craps out about once every week or so and needs a hard reset, or needs me to log in to restart the services. I was hoping to get something set up that is more reliable, and even has the possibility to be reset/automatically log in if a reset happens (power outage for example)
I know this is a very broad question and I hope I've narrowed things down enough but I thought I would throw it out there awhile before I get started on putting the box together as I'd like to get it all hammered out next weekend if at all possible.
Last edited by Sanosuke; 05-19-2013 at 07:02 PM. Reason: Clarifying question
- 05-20-2013 #2
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- May 2011
hello and welcome, Sanosuke!
For a reliable distro, you'd do well to stick with one of the tried and true distros that has been around a while and has strong community support. To that end, I'd recommend, as a server, one of:
For remote access from a shell (command line), use SSH, it is all you need. For GUI access, your best bet is probably VNC (there are many clients and servers), probably tunneled via SSH.