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depends on how they will be accessing your "server".

if it is thru ssh, then they would just need to know your computers internal network IP (typically like 192.168.2.4).

if you want to create a ftp or http server from your computer, and then have them use "domain names" to access it instead of a ip address, edit their "host" file.

in windows it is in c:\\windows\\system32\\drivers\\etc\\HOST

in most linux distro's:

/etc/HOST

add a line like:

192.168.2.4 blindsay-computer.edu

to all the computers on your network. (you do not have to register this domain as it is just intranet re-route.) you can put anything want really where blindsay-computer.edu is at, just don't put an actual real domain name there.

so if you've done that, and you have apache running and a website going, and the type in blindsay-computer.edu into their webbrowser they will be taken to it. (if you have ftp installed and setup, they would be able to do the same thing in a ftp program to gain access to content you have in the ftp.)
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depends on how they will be accessing your "server".

if it is thru ssh, then they would just need to know your computers internal network IP (typically like 192.168.2.4).

if you want to create a ftp or http server from your computer, and then have them use "domain names" to access it instead of a ip address, edit their "host" file.

in windows it is in c:\\windows\\system32\\drivers\\etc\\HOST

in most linux distro's:

/etc/HOST

add a line like:

192.168.2.4 blindsay-computer.edu

to all the computers on your network. (you do not have to register this domain as it is just intranet re-route.) you can put anything want really where blindsay-computer.edu is at, just don't put an actual real domain name there.

so if you've done that, and you have apache running and a website going, and the type in blindsay-computer.edu into their webbrowser they will be taken to it. (if you have ftp installed and setup, they would be able to do the same thing in a ftp program to gain access to content you have in the ftp.)
there is no they lol. its just my "server" running CentOS and my laptop which is now running mint.

I just wanted to get the basics on setting user groups etc. here since i dont know the correct terms let me just use an example to say what i want to learn.

My old job when we logged onto our PC my user account was not local it was pulled from a server and each user was part of a certain group thus establishing their permissions on logon, i could go to any computer onsite and log in and have my permissions. Terrible wording i know but thats the kind of stuff i want to learn about. Also each user had there own 250MB "F" drive which was just their own personal storage space on the server that we could access from any computer when logged into their own account

Thanks for the help thus far everyone. Im trying to learn 2 new things at once, linux and servers so i appreciate all the help
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oh you are talking about slim-client.

i don't know anything about that field

i've seen them before, but never had the need for one.

i know some one here was using linux to setup slim-clients, but its been awhile so i don't remember who it was.
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oh you are talking about slim-client.

i don't know anything about that field

i've seen them before, but never had the need for one.

i know some one here was using linux to setup slim-clients, but its been awhile so i don't remember who it was.
yeah and i wanted to make different user groups each with their own level of access, ie end user cant install **** and then admin etc. and test it out logging into my laptop with the various test user accounts added to the correct user groups
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Blindsay,

I think :%s/slim/thin/g clients are a bit more advanced than what you are looking for. You can add/remove users without using a thin client which requires a central authentication point such as Active Directory, LDAP, NIS, etc.. along with a bunch of other crap.

I would suggest just using the local system for user management until you get the basics down. Add some users, groups, configure user/group quotas etc.. All good places to start, but I would stay away from thin clients for now. I have setup and maintained them in the past (~130 or so on one network) and trust me when I say they arent what you are looking for right now.
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Blindsay,

I think :%s/slim/thin/g clients are a bit more advanced than what you are looking for. You can add/remove users without using a thin client which requires a central authentication point such as Active Directory, LDAP, NIS, etc.. along with a bunch of other crap.

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sounds good. One thing my instructor gave me to do as a challenge is to get my linux box to access my shared drive on our college network. When we log on one of the computers at school with our username and password we have our on "F" drive which is just a share on the network, he wants me to get my linux box to access it which means ill probably have to get it to join a windows domain
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sounds good. One thing my instructor gave me to do as a challenge is to get my linux box to access my shared drive on our college network. When we log on one of the computers at school with our username and password we have our on "F" drive which is just a share on the network, he wants me to get my linux box to access it which means ill probably have to get it to join a windows domain
Well that's trivial. Click Places, click Connect to Server... fill in all the details, and blammo!
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sounds good. One thing my instructor gave me to do as a challenge is to get my linux box to access my shared drive on our college network. When we log on one of the computers at school with our username and password we have our on "F" drive which is just a share on the network, he wants me to get my linux box to access it which means ill probably have to get it to join a windows domain
I'm pretty sure Samba is installed by default on Linux Mint, but if not, you'll need to grab it via apt...
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ok so the next step my instructor wants me to do is get my linux install to join a windows domain, what might be the easiest way to accomplish that?
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ok so the next step my instructor wants me to do is get my linux install to join a windows domain, what might be the easiest way to accomplish that?
reformat the windows computers for linux to have a more secure and more headache free domain in the future as well lol
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