Ok. So I got bored in school, so I decided to do something fun. So I found and old P4 box nobody was using and I installed Ubuntu Server 9.10 on it.
Now that I have it up and running, I have some ideas for projects and some questions. My ultimate goal is just to learn about servers, administration, and networks. So here are some ideas and questions I have. I'm not sure if some of these are even possible.
Important notes: I don't have control over this network. AFAIK, no outgoing ports are blocked but all incoming ports are blocked. This machine has 2 ethernet ports. Nothing with torrents. They've already told me not to do that. (
I didn't do anything illegal, just got the Fedora CD)
- First a question. Apparently all wired computers are on a different subnet than wireless computers. Is there any way I can access the server if my laptop is on another subnet?
- Some kind of proxy. We have a web filter here at school. (Barracuda) I have no particular need to get around it, but it would be cool to do so. Is there some way for this machine to connect to another machine at my house and access the internet from there?
- Webserver. I know that I won't be able to access the server from outside of school, but what about a local webserver? Can I also get a domain name instead of just an IP? I've read that I need to use the school's DNS server or something like that. But could I run my own DNS server? (My understanding of how this would work is very poor)
I'm open to any
other ideas. Just looking for something to do.