I ended up actually reinstalling…
For some reason my installation of the mailserver (*why* did I do that?) screwed up sudo. As I could no longer use sudo at all, that pretty much destroyed the install. I couldn’t even shut down.
So, after a relatively painless second install, in which I did not choose to install a mail server, my old gateway functions perfectly as my web server.
The default LAMP and SSH servers work perfectly. To set up the Apache server to broadcast my site, I followed the instructions at the Ubuntu Wiki. Go down a bit to where it says ‘Virtual Hosts’. That should help. As for SSH, I set it up so I can do anything via SSH I could do sitting right there.
I’m not sure it was necessary, but I added my (remote) self to sudoers like this. All of this was locally on the server.
- Type ‘sudo visudo’. This open sudoers safely.
- Add yourself global rights to do anything from anywhere with the line ‘[your remote username] ALL=(ALL) ALL’
- Now you can SSH in remotely and do anything.
I haven’t tested the Samba server yet, but I did install an FTP server. I figure, why not?
Install ‘vsftpd’ the usual way. Now you can edit the file as here: Ubuntu Wiki. I disabled anonymous users, and enabled local. That way I can just FTP in to my home directory if I really have no possible access to SSH.
More will be coming on this server soon…
I would send you all to it, but my school’s network both prohibits that and makes it impossible (we have an awesomely impenetrable firewall…kind of annoying).
Note: 2000 hits as of this morning! In just a month and a half. It took a month to gt the first thousand, and two weeks to get the second… At this rate I should expect 3,000 in a week! But this week is Spring break! So probably not too many posts. Sorry.
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