Setting Up a DNS Server

I am interested in setting up a DNS server but have never setup any kind of server before. I am currently running Ubuntu 7.04 and windows xp. Is there anyway to do this for free? All shared knowledge is greatly appreciated!

Posted by sardines454 11 years ago


Server Problem - Can't display instructables page

My Instructables list doesn't diplay. I can see 'You', 'Discussions' and 'Settings' but 'Instructables' displays this error and has been for several hours. The server had a problem! Please try again in a few moments or reload the entire page. The server had a problem! Please try again in a few moments or reload the entire page.

Posted by egbertfitzwilly 8 years ago


Server Running Slow

Over the last few days I've noticed that Instructables.com is running VERY slow. I usually can open 20 or more tabs at a time on the server but lately I can only open 1 or 2. I hope that other people have noticed this and it can get fixed soon!                                                      Thanks,                                                            Jake

Posted by Jakeg 8 years ago


Pdf Download ... make a butonniere Server error

I have tried to download the pdf numerous times today ... (how to make a butonierre) ... process starts .. asks for a location then craps out due to server error. Noticed the same thing last week with the Vietnamese preserved lemons ... thought in that case it was the presence of non latin characters.....

Posted by ChefJohn1955 4 years ago


My Public Minecraft Server

Hello everyone, this topic is all about my minecraft server(mostly to get it out there) some rules if you want to join: no swearing(cussing) you cannot kill other players no abusing commands (if opped) no greifing EVER The penalty to doing any of these is first getting kicked, then if you do it again, you get banned.

Posted by nancyjohns 4 years ago


RazorCraft Minecraft Server

Me and a few friends got a minecraft professionally hosted by Fragnet and need more people to play on it. www.razorcraft.yolasite.com My in game name is bhunabhuna. I have a nickname so just press tab to see who's on.

Posted by Millawi Legend 7 years ago


Creaking under the Strain?

I've been getting periods of 503 errors (service unavailable) from Instructables recently. Are the servers creaking under the strain of all these weighty PRO members, or is the Instructables Robot hard at it mucking out the caches as he tweaks the privileges?

Posted by AndyGadget 9 years ago


Print Server

Hello, I have a apple mac PowerBook G4 that connects wireless to our 4-port adsl modem which the PC connects to as well. I was recently tiding out the box of cables and modems and stuff. I found our old adsl modem it just has a power port a telephone port and an Ethernet port and a usb port. I also have a sub wireless adapter(plug in to a PC and you have a wireless adapter. Is there a way to modify these items to build a print server so i can connect to it and print. I can't modify the wireless modem since thats what we use for internet.Is there a way to make one so I don't have to pay like over $50 for one I want a small device so i can make our usb printer a network one so i can print easily??

Posted by jbman 9 years ago


Links to Files Giving a 403

Howdy, It's been pointed out to me that the links in one of my instructables are not working. The .doc files linked on this page: https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Spiral-Data-Tato----A-Curiously-Complex-Origam/step9/Afterword/ are getting a 403 Forbidden page. This seems to be something going wrong on the instructables' server -- could it be looked at? Thank you very much for your consideration in the matter. Philip

Posted by oschene 5 years ago


FTP Instructable (not a come see my instructable topic!)

I'm wondering if anyone would be interested in a instructable on how to setup ftp for free. Please leave suggestions in the comments if there are enough I will probably make the instructable.

Posted by sardines454 11 years ago


Minecraft Server IPs

Post your Minecraft server IPs here! NM

Posted by NatNoBrains 7 years ago


My Compaq proliant server will not shut down

Well My Server wont shut down for some reason. when you plug it in it automatically starts. and when you hold down the power button for 8 seconds it shuts off and starts up in a second..... whats going on ??

Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago


Battleknight, anyone?

Anyone play Battleknight?I am on server 4, known as Jamalam. I am the founder and owner of the successful order "Ultimate Weapons". At the time of writing, it is 4th in the game.It is a fun game, you all should try it. Do you play already? Join Ultimate weapons :Dclicky

Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago


Minecraft Server connection problem

Hello fellow minecrafters, I recently downloaded and ran a server.exe. That worked great. I then downloaded minecraft server.jar, and used a .bat file to run it. That worked just fine. After that I ran the server.jar, and used bukkit and added some plugins. It worked phenomenally.  Until I decided to install the physical shop plugin, (which allows users to use chests to make shops.)  I installed it and ran the server, then when I went to login to the server via minecraft. It got stuck on the login, and either it stopped working, or it would give me a screen similar to the failed to login: bad login screen. But it had a file directory for a random file, and some extra HTML code under it. I completely reinstalled minecraft, and even deleted the .minecraft folder. It also may help to know that I used the manual download for the 1.6 update which was provided in 1.5.2. But now I have no idea how to get to the real 1.6 launcher. So, if anyone has had this experience. Or they know of a solution, or can direct me to an article or someone that can. It would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Posted by vroom...vroom... 5 years ago


WTF is going on here??

(Gave up yesterday, so the news are a few hours old...) For a few hours now I really struggle to leave a reply, create a new topic or simply navigate the site. The robot invites me to a game, which might be fun at other times but not when you think you might want to leave a reply to a topic. I understand that updates and changes need servers to be offline for a while and also that some tasks might cause a bad response at those times. What I don't understand however is why noone bothers to consider to make an announcement about works to affect the site for more than let's say 30 minutes. Even if it is night time or some other time where everyone in the states is asleep: Instructables is well used and visited from other timezones around the globe.... If I update the forum sections, or recent answers (or any part of Instructables for that matter) I should see a popup that notifies about server works or other disruptions so I won't bother trying to post something in that time which in many cases will mean I loose what I just typed. Or better still: Send an Email to all members and inform them about planned or sheduled works. Can't be too hard to do can it? As said, the robot is nice but will only show once it is too late ;)

Posted by Downunder35m 10 months ago


help plezz with sever stuff

I need help putting together a sever for team speak 3 for gaming and i want to use a Linus's base for it i have the computer parts for it but no idea were to get Linux form or how to set up team speak 3 sever so if some one can help me that would be great

Posted by the doctor who 5 years ago


Private server basics needed

Anyone know where i can find the basics to creating a private server for a game?

Posted by Littleman23476 9 years ago


My Minecraft Server

Hey guys I have a minecraft server and if anybody wanted to play on it the ip is 192.168.1.54 I'm the admin so I will give you stuff. Alomst forgot, its a PvP/Survival server :)

Posted by didexo 5 years ago


Locate The Instructables Servers !!!

I have Firefox 3.0 and an add-on that tells me the location of the websites servers and displays it on Google maps, Here is what came up when i searched for instructables servers :http://geotool.servehttp.com/?ip=72.249.66.26&host;=www.instructables.comEric Has confirmed this location and he also says they wear 10 Gallon hats :DP.s. i know this is super geeky :P

Posted by =SMART= 10 years ago


Is instructables's server not working?

When I was working at my computer I received messages like in the picture below. The first question which came to me was is there a bug or is it my Internet. I can still browse but these error's keep occurring. This has never happened before and i have checked all the bug reports but this hasn't been reported I would also like to comment that the featured instructables have keeped the same on the front page since yesterday... Further more im also getting error 400 like in picture 2 trying to post this forum. Plus i would like to know what an error 400 is? I know what error 500 is but not 400 Thanks Oscar

Posted by oscarthompson 9 years ago


USes for my mac?

I have this old B&W; G3 and so far I have 4 hard drives in it (2 old 6 gig in raid stripe, and 2 old 20 gig quantum fireballs). I also have a dvd burner in it, but it's kinda hard to use all the drives at once :(Regardless, I'm wondering what I can use for a OS on this old unit (350mhz) and I have 512mb of ram in it (I think). I tried mac os x server 10.4.9 this morning that I burned onto a dvd, it booted, but when I tried to proceed in the setup, it told me that it wasn't compatible with my mac or something to that extent.I'm downloading Gentoo as per recommendation from a friend, and then he told me, he never could get linux to work on any mac. Such encouragement. I'm just stumped and curious to see if anyone else has some ideas for what I could use this server for.

Posted by Punkguyta 10 years ago


Raspberry pi

Hello, I have to create webcam server system that consist USB web camera, raspberry pi. The system will function like this : 1. Raspberry Pi will take a pictures every 30 seconds. 2. raspberry pi have to send the pictures (MMS of the picture) to the owner mobile phone and email ID. i just want to ask several question. 1. can raspberry pi send MMS? i think i want to connect raspberry pie to the wireless broadband modem, so it will send MMS thru email. possible or not? or there is another alternative to do this thing? 2. Is there any chances owner can reply via mobile phone or email? how the owner mobile phone want to confirm back to raspberry pi? reply the email or what? i hope anybody can help me. and also can provide me any website link that can help me to understand more about all of this.

Posted by chaitanyabysani 5 years ago


'ServerBot'

I was inspired (and pretty amazed) at the ServerBot instructable that someone had made for the iRobot Create challenge (LINK). So inspired, in fact, that I would like to try to make one. The problem is, I have a low budget, only knowledge in Basic Stamp 2, and I have some, but not many, types of sensors. I am almost sure this is possible (even remotely, at least) with the basic stamp 2. I have some of the ideas for the coding in my head, and some idea of how to make it. If I do follow through with this, I will make an instructable on it. But I need some ideas. Is this truly possible with a basic stamp 2? Elaborate, please! Credit to the below picture goes to JoeCreate who made the robot (LINK).

Posted by RPisces 11 years ago


SQL SERVER

I'm trying to install SQL Server 2008 but its not working. what are the version of SQL server that is still working? Thanks God Bless

Posted by patek17 4 years ago


servers are busy. Instructable failed to publish

About 6 times I've gotten that message.

Posted by Toga_Dan 1 year ago


Server Error... with monkeys.

I clicked on the link to watch "Detective Mittens: The Crime Solving Cat" on YouTube, and this is what I got.

Posted by NYPA 8 years ago


Internal Server Error Uploading Images

Upon completion of upload of image in new instructable I receive an Internal Server Error message.  Image does not upload.  I would show a screenshot of the error, but uploads will not work on this form either. HELP!

Posted by DiyWaterDog 1 year ago


Minecraft tekkit server

Come join my tekkit server!  The url is furryserver.tk  We also have a map of the server at the same URL.  The rules are pretty straightforward, no griefing, and be nice.  If you are interested in creative, comment.

Posted by furrysalamander 6 years ago


Another IKEA server rack!

I just saw this: an industrial-strength server rack built out of a Helmer filing cabinet. This guy was using it to create Linux server cluster for 3D rendering. Pretty awesome.(I made the super-cheap, half-height one out of Corras side tables.)

Posted by nagutron 10 years ago


FTP Hassels

I've been trying forever to get my FTP server up and running properly, to start, this is what I have:Filezilla running as a service, port 21 and also some randomly selected listening ports have been opened on modem/router, all the user accounts have been set up properly, and I can confirm that it works from LAN side of the network. I have a dynamic ip so I had to go the no-ip.com way, but it seems to work pretty good giving me a hostname.myftp.org address.I've had 4-5 people try it that I want to have access to it, and only one of them can actually get on, but he was using a different ftp client that I had never heard of, the other people were trying in mac os x or with filezilla's client software. Here is what I get:(000037) 11/7/2008 0:20:06 AM - (not logged in) (12.216.139.84)> Connected, sending welcome message...(000037) 11/7/2008 0:20:06 AM - (not logged in) (12.216.139.84)> 220-FileZilla Server version 0.9.27 beta(000037) 11/7/2008 0:20:06 AM - (not logged in) (12.216.139.84)> 220-Punkguyta's Drop Zone(000037) 11/7/2008 0:20:06 AM - (not logged in) (12.216.139.84)> 220 Please go easy, my upload isn't all that great, thx =P(000037) 11/7/2008 0:20:06 AM - (not logged in) (12.216.139.84)> USER downloads(000037) 11/7/2008 0:20:06 AM - (not logged in) (12.216.139.84)> 331 Password required for downloads(000037) 11/7/2008 0:20:06 AM - (not logged in) (12.216.139.84)> PASS *********(000037) 11/7/2008 0:20:06 AM - downloads (12.216.139.84)> 230 Logged on(000037) 11/7/2008 0:20:06 AM - downloads (12.216.139.84)> PWD(000037) 11/7/2008 0:20:06 AM - downloads (12.216.139.84)> 257 "/" is current directory.(000037) 11/7/2008 0:20:06 AM - downloads (12.216.139.84)> TYPE I(000037) 11/7/2008 0:20:06 AM - downloads (12.216.139.84)> 200 Type set to I(000037) 11/7/2008 0:20:06 AM - downloads (12.216.139.84)> PASV(000037) 11/7/2008 0:20:07 AM - downloads (12.216.139.84)> 227 Entering Passive Mode (209,240,120,189,19,146)(000037) 11/7/2008 0:20:07 AM - downloads (12.216.139.84)> LIST(000037) 11/7/2008 0:20:17 AM - downloads (12.216.139.84)> 425 Can't open data connection.(000037) 11/7/2008 0:20:40 AM - downloads (12.216.139.84)> disconnected.This is what I get with everyone, but my friend that could get on, it worked fine for him and the speed was great. I want to pull my hair out because I've googled over and over, and I'm following the directions, as retardedly easy as they are, and everything should just work correctly, I have filezilla setup to be a passive server and to retreive an external ip address from a url, and they have a default site that seems to also work okay. I'm just wondering if this is the problem, because I'm also running the no-ip dns software side by side? I don't think it matters though.Oh yeah, and I also have it setup for custom port ranges 5000-5100, so unless I plan on having even 80 or more users at a time, that should be a wide enough range. Also, don't use external ip for local network connections is checked.It seems so simplistic to me, and being able to access it locally fine, and seeing at least one other person get on it made me happy, but is there maybe something wrong in the configuration on their end(s)??Thank you guys if you can help me hit this dumb problem in the head.

Posted by Punkguyta 10 years ago


How do you make an online telnet server?

Does anyone know a way to make an online telnet server like the starwars telnet?

Posted by J-Manoo7 9 years ago


Instructables.com runs slow - Server problems?

I noticed that Instructables.com is running quite slow for some days now. I also receive tons of timeouts - is this a (known) server problem?  Many thanks in advance! NrDesign

Posted by nrdesign 8 years ago


add all your minecraft servers here and ips

I would like to know all your server adresses so i can put together a youtube video and sell copies of the video on my minecraft website

Posted by death15 6 years ago


hacking ftp servers

Does any one know how to hack into the ftp server of a web site so you can download files and stuff?

Posted by knex-4-life 10 years ago


Terecraft Reborn... In 1.5.2

Hello, Michael here. I'm here to introduce a brand spanking new server! Terecraft! The server holds great events, plugins, designs, and other opportunities to devour! My friends! This is a great server, with many new player everyday and all looking for a fight! It is an anarchy style server! So that means Griefing, Rading, And blowing stuff up with TNT! IP: 198.245.68.43:25565 Website: Terecraft.ca I'm also hosting a chance to join my faction! GLA So check out the forums for a chance to join IGN: tictocguy Come say hello! Everyone is welcomed!

Posted by tictocguy 5 years ago


IoT server / gateway

Hello Instructables, Like a lot of people lately I'm experimenting with IoT and Home Automation. There are a lot of interesting projects going on, also a lot here at Instructables. But a thing that i run against is the fact of IoT Gateway/server software. On Google I found differed IoT gateways/servers that I wanted to share with you guys. If you have to contribute to my list, please do. All software's have there pros and cons, so more project the better.  - Thingspeak. This is a in the cloud site to witch you can send your sensor data and switch things - Exosite. Pretty similar to Thingspeak - IFTTT. This also a cloud site, with witch you can have your sensor data communicate with other services on the web like google, facebook, twitter - Openhab. Is a open home automation software that runs on the Raspberry Pi, it also has a android app. Unfortunately not that easy to configure. - EasyIoT. Is a pretty new server application, that looks great on the web and phone browser. Still new and in development.  Like I said all projects are have there pros and there cons. If somebody has to contribute to this list, please do. 

Posted by mfaber1 3 years ago


Arduino messaging system

Hi everybody, Not long ago I had an idea about a messaging system based on a simple client-server architecture. Nothing new so far, but my idea was to optimize any exchanged message or sentence for a 4x20 LCD display, so that an arduino client could be easily coded. In fact, I liked the idea so much, that I already wrote a server prototype, as well as the arduino client. I gave this project the name "C0ldWater". The client is based on an arduino board, which uses an ethernet shield for internet connectivity, a 4x20 lines LCD display as an output device and a ps/2 keyboard for user input. I also bought a VPS, on which I run the server and a blog. You can reach it at www.c0ldwater.com and you will find all information and instructions to build such a device, as well as all code to be downloaded. So why am I posting here? Easy question, so here's my easy answer: because I already went through a first sort of alpha testing on my own, but I still need some help from anyone who's interested in this project, to get some feedback about his/her personal user experience in order to understand what sort of modifications I eventually need to implement. Nothing difficult or boring, just connect to the service and use it as a normal user: register, read, send, forward, delete or list messages and so on. I'd like to receive any suggestion, criticism or just your first impressions about the project. For those interested, but without the required hardware, I also wrote a simple linux client that can be downloaded from my site. It just creates two threads, one for receiving and one for sending data. Anyway, if you're still stacked with the win OS, you can download "netcat" and use that to connect to c0ldwater: "nc c0ldwater 8889" or "nc 5.9.252.156 8889". Thanks in advance to all of you! Cheers

Posted by c0ldwater 4 years ago


connect picaxe / computer / internet - budget solution ?

Am a newbee to picaxe working with mac soft- and hardware & i spent a a lot of time looking for the following: ------------------------------------ i would like to ... - transfer in- output data from simple components (such as a IR LED used for light/dark detection ) - .... via picaxe - ... to windows and mac computers in order to .... - pass them on to a website or eMail them ------------------------------------ i already had a look at ... - arduino/processing configurations (e.g. some amazing "twitter" variants posted on instructables, hack-a-day, etc. ... ) - additional external server projects (as on this site - e.g. very impressive webcams driven by websites and controlled by 'site users ...) - Nordic RF, Cellular, Zigbee, Bluetooth, XBee WiFi, FM Transmitter and Receiver, General TX/RX sending/receiving configurations (btw. - there is a very interesting comparison of these on sparkfun ---> http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/128 ) - very elaborate software solutions (using combinations of php, processing, python and other scripts) all of them being highly impressive and, most important of course: working well ------------------------------------ but - is there any quite easy-to-configure and budget way which does not require ... - additional, external servers - platform specific software (windows/mac/linux only) - the implementation of several software packages and runs with e.g. ... - a 08M2 picaxe (or larger).... - probably cheap component(s) (such as the Nordic RF mentioned on sparkfun) - a minimum of software requirements - a software/software component which is easy to install and configure (Visual Basic Macros doesn't seem to run once i created them via word on my mac) ? any hints are highly appreciated ...  

Posted by marc_is_curious 7 years ago


my minecraft server

My ip is 24.205.4.248 getting diamonds is very easy on this server.  still in development stage. ops will occasionally give away free stuff if you dont beg we wil have 4 ops. no more no less.

Posted by chungie1010 5 years ago


This request generated a server error...(10-01-2017)

Just about every subject I typed into the search bar has been returned with a server error and  the option to play the instructables clumsy robot game. I have tried dozens (literally) of subjects and only about two actually went through. Octopi was one of the last searches I conducted. Thanks

Posted by WhoDoctorK9 1 year ago


Web server hosting on Raspberry pi using usb Dongle

I need to host a webpage on Raspberry pi but for internet connection i can't use a router or wifi card. I need to know that can usb Dongle be used to provide public ip to a server running on raspberry pi so that it can be accessible over internet.

Posted by prithvi88 3 years ago


Video serrver not supported: youtube, embed code not sticking

When I try to save and preview the embed code for a youtube video the code box deletes the link and the window at the bottom says "unsupported video server"

Posted by siderits 7 years ago


How To Set Up a Webserver

I need a website but you know what? I think all these webhosting services are just a big ripoff. I don't want to pay to host a website, I want to do it from home! I know it can be done, Red VS. BLue is one example of people who did this. I did some research, but nothing I found was very useful. I don't want a fileserver, I want an actual web server. I have searched deep into the web, but I can find nothing except theory or how to buy service. If you know anything about making or setting up a web server, please post it here. Thanks,Gimmelotsarobots

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 10 years ago


Power a USB hard drive without powered USb port?

Hi guys, as the title suggests, i'm looking for some help powering my USB hard drive without a powered port.  I have a Raspberry pi that I'm using as a home server and a 250gb laptop hard drive in an enclosure. I tried disconnecting the data wires on a USB cord and using a split USB cable that came with the enclosure with no success. From what I understand, the cable is specifically for ports that only output 3v @ 500mA. Does anyone have experience with this? any ideas or guidance?

Posted by aramsey1 4 years ago


Got any recomendations for webservers,advertising services, ?

Ok so I have been working on a website for a day or two now and I am ready to put advertisements on my website. So I was wondering if you guys and girls knew of any good advertising programs ? My website is called AWASTEOFTIME.CA It consists of a chat room, games, LOTS OF GAMES, and you tube and meta cafe videos. So one of my advertising methods will be meta cafe. And any recomendations on web servers and where to get a domain name. ( free would be nice At the moment i don't care if it ends up to be www.awasteoftime.(companys name here).ca Eventually i will pay for a domain and webspace but I would like to make the project self supported (Hmm i see an instructable in the mere future)) So what do you guys use for your websites ?

Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago


Should I make my Ubuntu server an instructable?

I built a headless Ubuntu server,with an embedded screen (connected to a custom internal s-video header). Its purpose is website and email hosting, as well as SAMBA sharing and BitTorrent Downloads. The server is accessible via Webmin, SSH, or (last resort) a KVM connected another of the home's computers. In addition to the embedded screen, there is also an internal amplified speaker (connected to a usb sound card) for alerts. The basic question is, should I make an instructable? The reason this question is asked is that I did not document the build as I went; therefore, any illustrations included with the instructable would be graphics, diagrams, sketches, and photos of the completed build. What do you think?

Posted by gschoppe 11 years ago


Ultimate Pi Home Server

I'm new to linux and following through the instructables  for Pi home server. Everything is fine until I try to login to Webmin via ssh from windows 7 PC with `putty` using IP:12321 This lets me login to root @core but can't get the Webmin login screen. Any help much appreciated

Posted by Crocker7 3 years ago


Home Dial-In Server

I'm trying to set up a home dial-in server. I'd like it to have these features: -Runs from DOS -Can answer on the fourth ring -If no one is home, can redirect the call to the answering machine if it does not detect a computer on the other end (I.E. redirect if it doesn't hear computer tones) That last note is especially important. I've looked at the getty series, but it seems that it's only for Linux. Is there a way to do it with Kermit, C-Kermit, or any other of the Kermit programs? Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

Posted by 1up 10 years ago


Wi-fi print server question

I've seen these USB to Wi-Fi adaptors and I'm wondering if they act like wireless USB ports. The gist... I'm going to use a USB interface board and I want to know if I can use a wi-fi print server to make my control a robot via wireless. Any suggestions are welcomed.

Posted by ry25920 9 years ago


Minecraft LP

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that I've started a minecraft LP. That's pretty much where I talk while playing minecraft and share my take on the game. I'm going to be releasing episodes once a week, usually more than that. I only have one episode up so far but check it out and if you like it, subscribe or just look out for new epsiodes, I'll probably have a second one up by tonight. Here's the link to the first episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI-ixfbrIkU. On a related note, I also have a less formal series going up which is just my friend and I playing survival multiplayer. I won't be releasing episodes of that series as constantly as my single player but that one's a little more fun and we're basically just messing around. If you're interested in that, here's the link to the first episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikii5Cs8UdU. Also, I might get some other people to play with us in the multiplayer survival world so if you'd like to participate in that send me a PM and we'll see. Thanks for reading and don't forget to subscribe if you like the videos.

Posted by jollex 6 years ago