I want to replace Windows Server

Asked by art frasik

I am a novice....

I have successfully install ubuntu server with samba... I can see my server from windows boxes, shares are setup using Nautilus...

I just don't know how secure ubuntu is compared to server 2003... perhaps someone could shed light.

What else other apps might you suggest I add to ubuntu to make it run as a file server....

It seems that I can not assign individual users to a certain file or directory, depending on security, this may not be a big deal.......... can I do this some how?

From the windows boxes, it does not ask a password or anything....... I was also told that the router is the firewall and everything within the network is very secure... is that true too?

Any advise would be appreciated.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Depends what you need the server to do really.

With security there is as much authentication in Ubuntu as there is in Windows, so should be fine.

You could install openssh-server and have users access files securely via SFTP (This can even be WAN facing and be acceptable). You could even run an FTP server if you don't need WAN file access and setup various accounts there and such

Routers use NAT to share connectivity, if a connection is not requested and a connection comes in it will be dropped, if there is a rule (port forwarding) then the connection will be let through but this must be manually configured.

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