Well, built a second box using the first box as a guide. Added both a
20 gig and 60 gig to this new box.
Finally understood what I was doing when I was partitioning out the
Drive space.... I had read it, and I had been told it, but my M$
programmed mind wouldn't let me quite comprehend it.... need to start
I now understand that when I make
/ 200mb, that I / is basically the same as a 200mb C:Drive
/usr are also 'drives' when I am setting up the partitions.
Unfortunately, I figured that out after I had partitioned out this
second box... but that is ok, what I have is definitely workable.
Setting up ftp was MUCH easier this time. I am just using the
standard ftp that comes with FreeBSD. Using Single logins, created a
dummy shell accout in /etc/shells so ftp accounts can't log into the
box itself, only ftp.
When I create users for my Unix box, I add them to the users group. I
blocked from logging into ftp, so no passwords are passed in clear
text that have the ability to really do anything.
So, once FTP was up and running and tested good, I d/led and installed
Apache via the Package feature. Went through and set the httpd.conf
file to all the settings I had on the original box... but I couldn't
get httpd to start.... someone suggested that I check the logs and
found that it was making an incorrect call to the name of my box...
so someone suggested that I add an entry into my /etc/hosts file.
This worked. Why I didn't have to do that on my first box but I did
on my second box, I don't know. But I do know it worked and I learned
about a new file.
Now that I had Apache online, I started ftp'ing all my mp3s via the
local LAN. This actually took a day and a half days... whew.
Probably wouldn't have taken so long if I hadn't tried to have like 8
threads going at the same time... I think M$ would *every once in
Files uploaded and moved to the /mp3 directory. Run my basic script
to build my playlist for all files, test the playlist on the local
lan... perfect, everything going nicely.
edit /etc/rc.conf and comment out DHCP and add in my static ip info.
Haul it off to work, plug it in and X my fingers. It is headless at
work, just a powercord and network cable. Can't log into it, can't
ping it... oh well, I have work to do, will take it home when I get
off and fiddle with it and figure out what I did wrong... just for
kicks, I try it about 4 hours later... it is there, accepting ssh
connections and apache is alive and well to. Not sure why it took so
long to come up... I know it didn't take 4 hours, but it did take more
then 15minutes... maybe I didn't shut it down properly when I powered
it off originally.
Spent the day getting help from many of you on building a more
advanced Playlist script and also some time at
build (more like doctor) a small script that does absolutely exactly
what I was looking for.
Thanks so much everyone for the help.
Hmmmm... now what to do with it ?? :)