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Re: [SLE] Running a webserver from a home machine...how?
  • From: Tom Emerson <osnut@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2003 06:22:23 -0700
  • Message-id: <200306080622.28532.osnut@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 07 June 2003 8:47 pm, Tom Nielsen wrote:
> OK, I'm thinking it might be kind of cool (or keen to you EU folks) to
> run my own website from home. I don't know what I would do with it yet,
> but not the typical "here's my kids, here's my dog, here's our family
> reunion in Death Valley, blah...blah...blah". I might start up a local
> Land Rover club in my area and might choose to host it.

I'm doing this from home, and yes, it is a "here's my rockets, here's the
roller-coaster I rode, here are some neat things I did recently" type site :)
[see the address in my .sig]

Recently, this has been expanded -- I've added wireless service to a local
coffee shop, so now my server-at-home is also a radius server authenticating
folks at the coffeeshop [making sure they are "paying" customers...]

> So, with that being said:
> 3) What is the downside to doing this? (I don't think I'll get 500 hits
> a day).

no, you WILL get 500 hits in a day, [and they'll all be nimda/code-red
"worms"] :) However, see the "network" link on my page -- that shows
statistics for the current month -- or go do the "blog" page proper and take
the "stats" link at the bottom, this alternate route takes you to the "live"
version of the stats and lets you look up prior months [take a look at
february, for instance -- 14,000 hits in one day...]

> 4) Will this have any effect on my system on a day to day basis?

hardly noticeable, save you'll need to have it up 24x7 [helps to have it be a
seperate machine from the one on which you do your daily work...]

> 5) I'm running a static, private IP on my machine from behind a
> firewall. Problem?

no, that actually makes things easier -- go to www.dyndns.org and set up a
link and you'll save even more ["homelinux.net" is one such "dynamic" domain]

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Yet another Blog: http://osnut.homelinux.net
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