[K12OSN] OT: quote on file / mail server
nils at breun.nl
Thu Jun 28 12:53:04 UTC 2007
Rob Owens wrote:
> Our office in the UK is getting a new server to handle file shares and
> email. They are planning to go the Windows route, but I'd like to
> out how much it would cost for a comparable Linux-based system.
> The hardware has already been picked out, so I'm only requesting
> from you guys on the labor involved in setting up the software.
> There are 20-30 users at this office. They currently use Active
> Directory, and they would probably prefer to keep it that way (it's
> running on a different server). I'd be interested in hearing
> to replace it, though.
> My preferred distro would probably be either CentOS 5 or Debian. (Due
> to the long-term support). But I am open to suggestions. GUI
> tools to
> manage the email accounts would be a plus, in order to break in any
> admins who are new to Linux. (I will be the primary admin, but I need
> somebody to be my backup).
> The email server sends and receives email to/from another mail server
> which is controlled by the parent company. It will not be exposed
> directly to the internet. It does not require anti-spam measures,
> the parent company's server handles that.
> Please let me know how much you guys think this should cost, even
> if you
> don't want to do the work yourself. If you are interested in doing
> work, please let me know that as well.
> I'm looking forward to hearing your suggestions.
My suggestion is to take a look at SME Server, which is a CentOS
based distribution that does all you mentioned (plus a little more of
course): <http://contribs.org>. The GUI management interface is
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