On 06/29/2004, you scribbled in freebsd.questions: > Is it possible to setup a file server with FreeBSD and use that > as a home partition and also share other files on a small > network?
yes. I am busy doing this to replace a Novell 3.12 server > What kinds of utilities would I need to run? I imagine > NFS for *nix clients and Samba for MS clients. yes, afaik > Also possibly > share printers with this computer as well. CUPS for that. I wouldn't bother with CUPS. Consider the requirement : windows PC needs to send print data down a wire that arrives at the printer. A 'raw' printcap printer definition does this just fine, and just share the printer out via SAMBA. In fact my server will share 5 printers out among 3 print servers. no CUPS anywhere... but, if you want auto installed printer drivers, you might want CUPS, though it is my understandign that SAMBA can do that without it. > Also what kind a minimum system reccomendations does anyone have? my current Novell server is a Pentium 166, serving 25 users. no sweat at all there. the UTP link is 100Mbits fullduplex into a switch. the FreeBSD server is a Pentium3 1.1GHz with 512MB RAM and in testing so far is not noticebly different from having a local harddrive. the real issues are reconfiguring all the PC's to access it and educating the %$$#&#&#$ users.... swarf, steam and wind -- David -:- the email address is real but not forever /"\ http://terrapin.ru.ac.za/~iwdf/welcome.html \ / ASCII Ribbon campaign against HTML E-Mail > - - - - - - -> X If you receive email saying "Send this to everyone you know," / \ PLEASE pretend you don't know me. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"