I’m reworking my home network, and playing with a VirtualBox image of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS that is acting as my DNS server and DHCP server. This is an attempt to deal with the frustrations of my Netgear gear not doing what I want re: IP addressing, and to simplify accessing servers and other devices by name on all my various IP-enabled equipment.

I’m still getting to the bottom of all this DNS stuff, but a couple of key links I don’t want to forget are:

Simple instructions on installing NX Server

No Machine’s NX Server software is another one of those absolutely brilliant finds! This allows RDP type connections to Ubuntu boxes. For the simplest instructions on how to set it up for Hardy, check out Urban Puddle.

EDIT: Updated instructions are available here. On 10.04, it’s as simple as typing:

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties && sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freenx-team

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install neatx-server

So simple!