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    Trouble with Port Forwarding (ZTE F609)

    Concider leaving the Server-ip blank in your server config file, I've never had to touch it. And I second Donut's motion of checking the pc running the servers firewall. What OS are you running the server on? An alternative to NOIP that doesn't require something running on your PC is FreeDNS, I've personally used it with great results.
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    Best config for a home NAS/PLEX/Server

    Fair point! is there a nice tool to stress test the drives? My plan was to run crystal disk info to see if there was anything immediately concering, since Amazon doesnt really have the best shipping packaging for HDDs.
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    Best config for a home NAS/PLEX/Server

    Just as an update, I managed to get Samba working on my Ubuntu machine! After bashing my skull against it for 5 hours! The solution was stupid, literally just: sudo ufw allow Samba So, now I'm just waiting for my Ironwolf HDDS and backplane to come in, then I get to experience the joy that is figuring out how to do software raid in Ubuntu and install PLEX. Could you please expand on this? If this doesn't end up working out in the longer run, chances are I'l try freenas. My only dissapointment is that segregating Plex access requires a subscription.
  4. Mentlegen, After some consideration I would like to upgrade my current Linux server to serve a couple additional purposes. Currently it's running modded MC servers but I would like for it to have NAS functionality as well as Plex, mostly plain file storage and acting as a media server. So, my plan is to purchase a backplane and shove it full of ironwolf HDDs, and preferably have the drive array in RAID10. The questions I have are as follows; 1. Would using a Hypervisor benefit me in this use case? I would like to learn to configure Hypervisors as career advancements might make it useful. 2. I would like to do hardware RAID, but I'm unsure about the benefits and downsides to doing so, from what I remember, hardware RAID does not play well with hypervisors and software raid is preferable in this use case. As stated, I'm planning on using raid10 to alleviate single drive failures, but if the raid controller dies, can software rebuild/compile/understand the drives without the controller? or do I need to purchase an identical raid controller? 3. So, what NAS software / OS do you recommend? Can a single Linux OS do both NAS and Plex handling? or should I go for something like FreeNAS and Bundle the MC and Plex servers in a virtualized OS? 4. Can I segregate Plex folders? So one Plex library is available to anyone on my network, and another is only accessible to me? 5. Any benefit to buying Ironwolf HDDs over something more standard in this use case? Current server specs are as follows; Hodgepodge of SSDs and 1 1tb HDD. I5 3470, 16GB DDR3 non-ECC memory. Any help and tips would be greatly appreciated, I've done a fair bit of googling but having some feedback before I spend 500 dollars on drives and controllers would be fantastic.
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    Internet not being fully used

    Fair point, I've just experienced disgruntled friends with 100 Mbps lines complaining about steam "downloading at 12 Mbps!". So I just default to "multiply it by 8". Also a fair point, I have the same type of DSL line, and very often, around 10/1 down/up is the maximum the DSL provider can deliver, and just as often the DSL provider is the only option. Personally my DSL provider is no longer maintaining copper lines as of May, but my street gets gigabit fiber come this fall. Might be a couple rocky months.
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    Internet not being fully used

    OP said he had DSL, i'm guessing 100 Mbps is not supplied by the ISP since the phonelines and modem would probably explode
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    Internet not being fully used

    ISP's often provide their speeds in "Megabits per second", since "10 Mbps" is a larger number than "1,25 MBps", and people don't notice the small B in Mbps. So heres a small writeup to understand your internet speeds better. Mbps = Megabit per second. MBps = MegaByte per second. Note the large B and Byte vs Bit. 1 Byte is 8 Bits, so the conversion from one to the other is pretty simple. Divide Mbps by 8 to get MBps, and mutiply MBps by 8 to get Mbps. Megabyte is useful cause we often use Bytes to measure filesizes. So lets say youre downloading a 20 gigabyte file at 1.25 MegaByte per second; 20*1000 = 20,000 (turn gigabyte into megabyte) 20,000 / 1,25 = 16,000 (divide size by download speed, giving you seconds) 16,000 / 60 / 60 = 4,4 (divide seconds by 60 to give minutes and 60 again to give hours.) so 20 gigs should take aprox 4-5 hours at 1.25 MBps Also, you used MiB/s, which is Mebibyte per second, which is just the IEC name for megabyte. Just as a last note. Theres decimal and binary multiples of Bytes, so a megabyte can either be 1000^2 Bytes in Decimal, or 1024^2 Bytes in Binary, but MiB is always used for the Binary value. In a realistic case this is such a small difference that it's often overlooked.