Keen for a Linux server!

Rasjid Wilcox rasjidw at
Fri May 17 17:25:14 EST 2002

On Mon, 29 Apr 2002 4:36 pm, Scott Oates wrote:
> Hi All,
> Alex Pollard mentioned I should talk to you ;o)
> I work in the ACT/Australian/Global Greens Office.
> Located on the 3rd Floor, Center Cinema Building, Bunda St, Canberra
> I would dearly love some advice and possible assistance in setting up a
> Linux server for the office.
> Reasons include:
> It would allow me to network Macs and PCs
> It is more stable and effective
> If I get Transact it could be used as a firewall etc.
> And I'm sure you would know many more.
> I am also seriously hardware impaired with a very minimal budget.
> Particularly I am deficient in CPU power and Ram. but really all the
> technology is very out of date hand me downs and seriously impairs the
> performance of the office.
> So if you know where I could pick up some free/cheap bits n pieces I would
> dearly love to know.
> Best wishes,
> Scott Oates

I know this is very late into the conversation, but I have been offline for 
several weeks as I have just moved house and had to wait for TransACT to 
install my phone and internet connection.

If you have not already settled on someting, for a very easy to install and 
manage solution, I would suggest Mitel's SME server (aka e-smith).  See and  It is simple to install 
and basically all management can be done by a clear and simple web interface. 
 All the stuff to talk to Macs and PCs is already done.  Unless you have a 
Linux expert around, I would highly recommend it as a turnkey solution.  It 
will run well on low powered hardware.

It comes in two versions - GPL and a supported (by Mitel) 'service link' 
version.  There is also commercial support available for the GPL version. One 
such vendor is

Contact me offlist for more info.  We use it at work (Australian Ethical 
Investment Ltd) for over 30 staff, and it works very well.


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