[K12OSN] Which server would you prefer?
R. Scott Belford
scott at hosef.org
Fri Feb 19 19:16:44 UTC 2010
On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 12:43 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>wrote:
> On 2/17/2010 4:11 PM, Terrell Prude' Jr. wrote:
>> In that case, sure, that's a fine usage for the server. File serving
>> does not need a lot of CPU oomph. If you'd like to go beyond 100Mb/sec,
>> decent Gig-E cards are dirt-cheap now. You'll probably get in the
>> neighborhood of 300Mb/sec, given the CPU power, but nothing wrong with
>> that for a file server.
>> Running Samba on it for any Windoze clients would be a low-CPU endeavour
>> as well.
> I've always thought that Linux distributions should just come up running an
> LDAP server for authentication so that adding your 2nd shared server would
> be even easier than the 1st instead of having to start over to figure out
> how to convert both to central authentication. Now I think ClearOS
> (formerly Clarkconnect) might actually do it. Has anyone looked at it yet?
I've looked at ClearOS alot. John Terpstra joined them, and he put in a
bunch of time with the LDAP and PDC features of ClearOS. It uses LDAP for
all users, and the PDC functionality is good. They've put together something
All that said, and as Klaus mentions, the new release of Debian-Edu does
this. (and always has)
> Les Mikesell
> lesmikesell at gmail.com
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