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Re: [K12OSN] Windows 2000 Server to Linux Migration



On Fri, 2003-07-18 at 07:08, Thomas E. Haynes wrote:
> Amen brother...
> 
> e-smith is really good at what it does. It is not the "do everything" linux
> distro, but it is set up to do several things very well. If you are looking
> for an NT or 2K server replacement, look hard at e-smith.
> 
> It gives you ldap, mail, web, file, etc. in an integrated package. The
> community support network is good, and people have written modules for the
> "templates" to integrate other items.

E-smith is great, especially for people who don't want to modify
anything themselves or add anything new because you answer a
few questions during the install and the rest of the administration
is done through a simple web interface.  Id makes a nice internet
gateway/firewall, email/web/file/print server but it is really
intended to serve a network of Windows boxes, not Linux desktops
or thin clients. It doesn't have nfs or X at all, and because all
the configuration is done through perl templates it is easier to
start with a stock RedHat than add much to e-smith.  It is too bad
it doesn't do LDAP authentication so it would be easier to mesh
with additional servers for the same users.

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  Les Mikesell
   les futuresource com






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