[K12OSN] Specific Needs Distro Help?

Jim Hays haysja at sages.us
Thu May 5 15:53:02 UTC 2005

I agree with Brian in separating the duties.  I would use your old box 
and use IPCop with Cop+ (which includes Dans Guardian) then have your 
email server and web server behind that on a separate box. We have a 
similart setup here with about 600 computers behind the IPCop machine.

Brian Chivers wrote:

> Shawn Powers wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I am currently getting ready to install a new machine to do my:
>> Email (postfix with Maildir)
>> IMAP (courier I assume, to support Maildir)
>> Webserver (Apache of course)
>> MYSQL (for web sites)
>> Squid/Dansguardian
>> My current computer is a quad 500mhz xeon, and it's choking under the 
>> strain of all those duties.  I have a dual 3.2ghz xeon that I am 
>> going to use, but I'm not sure what distro will give me the easiest 
>> time installing things like clamav, spamassassin, etc, etc.
>> Anyone have reasons to (or not to) use a specific distro?
>> Thanks a ton in advance,
>> -Shawn
> How about seperating off the Proxy server bit (Squid / Dansguardian) 
> off and using something like Censornet (www.censornet.com) on your old 
> machine and just leave the new server to do the rest ?
> Censornet is really good, can't sing it's praises enough.
> Brian Chivers
> Portsmouth College
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