Campus Time Machine Backup Server Setup

Note: This is a draft post - published for Paul to find more easily. It's not complete as long as this paragraph is here, but the initial steps will be needed before progressing further.

Install Linux Mint

Setup VNC Access (per LinuxMint tutorial)

1. Remove the default Vino server:

sudo apt-get -y remove vino

2. Install x11vnc:

sudo apt-get -y install x11vnc

3. Create the directory for the password file:

sudo mkdir /etc/x11vnc

4. Create the encrypted password file:

sudo x11vnc –storepasswd /etc/x11vnc/vncpwd

You will be asked to enter and verify the password.  Then press Y to save the password file.

5. Create the systemd service file for the x11vnc service:

sudo nano /lib/systemd/system/x11vnc.service

Copy/Paste this code into the empty file:

Description=Start x11vnc at startup.

ExecStart=/usr/bin/x11vnc -auth guess -forever -noxdamage -repeat -rfbauth /etc/x11vnc/vncpwd -rfbport 5900 -shared


6. Reload Daemon

sudo systemctl daemon-reload

7. Enable the x11vnc service at boot time:

sudo systemctl enable x11vnc.service

8. Start the service:

Either reboot or

sudo systemctl start x11vnc.service

Enable ssh access

sudo apt install openssh-server

Nebula VPN Setup

For external VPN access, use node16 (Paul knows)

Static ip Address Setup

Info for setting static ip address and access from off campus

Samba Server Setup

Install Samba

sudo apt update
sudo apt install samba

Samba setup

mkdir /home/<user>/sambashare/
sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

Add the following to smb.conf:

    comment = Samba on Ubuntu
    path = /home/username/sambashare
    read only = no
    browsable = yes

Restart service and allow firewall traffic:

sudo service smb restart
sudo ufw allow samba

Set up User Accounts

sudo smbpasswd -a username