[Samba] What project should I use ?

Collins, Kevin KCollins at nesbittengineering.com
Wed Dec 11 22:33:01 GMT 2002


HP sold openmail to Samsung.  It's called Samsung Contact now.  Here's a
link:  http://www.samsungcontact.com/en/ Been looking at it for a couple of
months now - I'm contemplating an Exchange replacement and this might the


My $0.02 worth on the SAMBA issue, I'd look to OpenLDAP and SAMBA as being
the central authentication process.  Never actually done it, but I've been
pondering it as well.  There's a good article in this month's Linux Journal
about OpenLDAP.  You might want to pick up a copy of it.  (I tried finding
it online, but they didn't post it.)

Hope this helps.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Seth Hollen [mailto:seth at hollen.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 5:14 PM
> To: 'Intrepid One'; samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: RE: [Samba] What project should I use ?
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> Only commenting on the exchange server replacement. I heard 
> bynari is in financial trounble. Someone recently reccomended 
> HP openmail, actually HP sold it to someone a few years ago. 
> I think samsung? I may be wrong.
> Seth
> - -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org 
> [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Intrepid One
> Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 3:45 PM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] What project should I use ?
> I am going to list my current plans for rebuilding a Law 
> Firm's network.  I hope that someone will be able to tell me 
> which project (samba or samba-tng) would be a better choice, 
> or if staying with MS is the only choice.  If my plan could 
> be changed for the better, input would be greatly appreciated:
> A lot of this information is useless for my questions, but I 
> am throwing it in anyway.
> - --------
> CURRENT SETUP (to be replaced/updated)
> 1 Server (Proliant 1600: P2-450 (single), RAID5 SCSI storage)
>   *MS Win2000 Server
>   *File and Print Services (file size ranges from 1kb to 
> several 100mb).  Currently around 10gb in shared files.
>   *MS Exchange 5.5 Server (Public Store 2.5GB; Private Store 
> 3.0GB). 50 Desktop Users (Compaq Deskpro's w/ P2-300 up to 
> Compaq Evo P4's.  DeskPro P2-450 is the most common)
>   *MS Win98-WinXP
>   *WordPerfect 8
>   *MS Office 97-2000
>   *MS Outlook (running with Exchange in Corporate Mode)
>   *Several Database Applications
> 10 Laptop Users
>   *WinME-XP
>   *WordPerfect 8
>   *MS Office97-2000
>   *MS Outlook (running with Exchange in Corporate Mode & 
> Offline Folders)
>   *Offline Files or Briefcase to keep files on laptop and 
> backed up on server
>   *Several Database Applications
> Network Hardware:
>   *HUBS (evil slow junky hubs, to be replaced of course).
>   *ISDN (I know... what the heck were they thinking? ISDN? 60 
> users and an overloaded Exchange Server). (Also soon to be 
> replaced with sDSL or T1).
> - --------
> PLANNED REPLACEMENT (I will focus more on things relating to 
> SAMBA, and some holes will be left as I don't know exactly 
> how to do some things with SAMBA yet, or at least I don't 
> know the best route.)
> *ALL Clients will be moved to MS Win2000 (wanted to go with 
> OpenSource Software all around but that is not a viable 
> solution for a law office at this time)
> Main File/Authentication Server (Microsoft would call it a PDC)
>   *Linux or *BSD for OS (probably RedHat Linux as they offer 
> the most corporate support).
>   *Nice powerful system with RAID5 storage, redundant parts, 
> blah blah. Still won't need to be as expensive as a new 
> Win2000 Server.
>   *Will handle authentication either through UN*X password 
> system w/ SAMBA duplicating that(passwords could be pushed to 
> the other servers) or thru' a pam or ldap design.
> Backup File/Authentication Server
>   *Automated (through scripting) backup of main file server.
>   *Backup Tape System (probably an Ultrium drive).
>   *Backup as many services as possible for Main Server.
> Test Server
>   *Name says it all. Used to test experimental projects/code.
> Mail Server
>   *Here is where things get more complicated.  I am not 
> asking the SAMBA team for total help here as mail services 
> are not in SAMBA's view.  I will be keeping the Exchange 5.5 
> Server or replacing it with Bynari InsightServer (unless 
> someone knows a better product).  I MUST have a single login.
>   *After connecting to the Main Server they should not have 
> to put in another password (for email or backup files).
>   *Exchange uses a directory system (not very compliant but 
> it exist) and most alternatives use LDAP.  Therefore I will 
> have to use OpenLDAP at some point in the authentication scheme.
> That long (hope I don't get made into a troll) email leads up 
> to a few questions. Samba or Samba-TNG or stay with 
> Micro*leech*soft? What is the best route for a single 
> authentication across multiple UN*X servers? Any other 
> experiences with moving an office with my structure to all 
> OSS (Open-Source Software) in the server room.
> Major Concerns:
> Single Authentication
> Seamless Change from users point of view.
> Thank You
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> Intrepid
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