[K12OSN] OT: quote on file / mail server

Nils Breunese 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  
> find
> out how much it would cost for a comparable Linux-based system.
> The hardware has already been picked out, so I'm only requesting  
> quotes
> 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  
> proposals
> 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,  
> since
> 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  
> the
> 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  
pretty useful.

Nils Breunese.
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