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Raspberry Pi 2 Server Essentials

By : Piotr J Kula
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Raspberry Pi 2 Server Essentials

By: Piotr J Kula

Overview of this book

There’s no end to what you can do with a Raspberry Pi – it makes a huge range of tech projects possible. This book shows you how to transform it into a multipurpose web server, able to store and manage resources that lets you build some truly innovative and impressive computing creations. You’ll learn how to use your Raspberry Pi 2 to host a website using a range of different languages, host a game server, store files, and run everything from a media center to a cloud network. If you want to take control of your technological world, start building your own server and find out what’s possible with the Raspberry Pi microcomputer. Begin by getting your Pi set up – follow each step as the book shows you how to prepare a network and configure the additional features that you’ll need to build your projects. Once you’ve done this you’ll dig a little deeper and set up your pi as a file server, making sure it’s built for speed using a range of different tools, including Python, Node.js and ASP.NET. Following this the book shows you how to extend your server to allow you to host games, and stream live HD video before customizing it even further to create a fully-fledged media center. It doesn’t stop there however – the book then dives into the exciting world of the Internet of Things (IoT). You’ll learn how to install Windows IoT onto your Raspberry Pi, the operating system that’s driving embedded software projects all around the world. Once you’ve done this you’ll be ready to explore IoT further, as the book shows you how to use your device to host a cloud network that can form the basis of a wider IoT project.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Raspberry Pi 2 Server Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers



"This is a free and open source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization."


The game reminds me of Civilization by Sid Meier. Its user interface is very similar, but once you start playing the game, you will notice a lot more features and possibilities that are built into the game.

Installing Freeciv

We can install the server from the Raspberry repository:

sudo apt-get –t jessie install freeciv-server 

Several libraries will be installed during this time. You may be presented with a blue screen, which asks you if you want to restart some service in order to complete the package installation. It is safe to agree with this. This can take several minutes to complete.

Configuring Freeciv

The default settings are good enough for you to play straight away. You can start the server by typing the following in the console:



The server should not be run with the sudo command or as the root user but as a normal unprivileged user.