Home Network – Part 2

Server Hardware:
Older model Compaq IPAQ desktops (small form factor, single drive,

Server Software:
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (NOT FREE)
NoSpamToday – http://www.nospamtoday.com (FREE for 10 email addresses)
Microsoft IIS (only the SMTP component) (FREE if you own OS)
602 Lan Suite – http://www.602software.com (Free for 5 mailboxes)
AVG antivirus (for scanning incoming e-mail and server drives) – http://www.grisoft.com (Free)
Remotely Anywhere (not free)

Network configuration:
Single 2003 Active Directory domain
Using Microsoft DHCP and DNS

Custom built home computer, 3.2GHz CPU, 1GB of OCZ Platinum DDR-800 RAM, approximately 800GB of onboard storage (sata 150) running Windows XP professional with SP2 as a domain member.

Previous items:
I used to have a Dell PowerVault 705N NAS server. It had 300GB of RAID5 storage but I very recently sold it on eBay.

Network (IP) Services used:
RDP (3389) (remote desktop)
Remotely Anywhere (custom)

Ok, this is the nuts and bolts which make up the core of my home network. In the next post, I’ll discuss how it all works, and ties together.



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