Debian as mail server and firewall
A friend of mine runs a small (16 machine) ms windows based
network. It is a mix of nt and win95. He just had a T1 installed an now
wants to setup a mailserver. He has been having some trouble setting up
microsoft exchange, so he asked me if I thought LINUX could do the job, and
if I could set it up.
I pretty sure Linux can do the job. I not quite so sure about me,
but I figured with a little help from the list maybe.
If the mail server goes well he also wants me to setup the box as
a firewall. I also suspect that they will want some kind of web server
Anyway the mail will be read by netscape on the windows machines. The
users know nothing about unix. Basicly, he is going to give the machine.
I have to set it up making it simple and invisible to the users. They
really can't need to know anything other than their normal microsoft stuff
I have only installed Debian a single user machine. I do not have
networking experience. I figured this would be a good learning experience
Any advice on how to do this is very much appreciated. By the way His
boss is sortof leaning on him so he needs me to get this up and running
I figure the probably need smail and samba to do this. Are the special
kernel issues to consider when I build the system. Anyway How hard is this
to do and can anyone help me.
By the way I am not being paid to do this
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