Keen for a Linux server!
rasjidw at bigpond.com
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 technology is very out of date hand me downs and seriously impairs the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
http://www.e-smith.com and http://www.e-smith.org. 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 http://myezserver.com/.
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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