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Re: RFC: debian-lanserver Custom Debian Distribution (CDD)

Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Bjørn Stabell]
>>Hi guys,
> Hi, Bjørn.  Nice to hear from you again, and good to hear that you are
> using Debian. :)
>>All of these services should be operating from one common user
>>database, pre-configured to work together, and continue to work
>>flawlessly as Debian packages are updated.  It should fit the
>>requirements of small and medium-sized enterprises/ businesses (SME/
>>SMB) as much as possible.
> This sounds a bit like Skolelinux/Debian-Edu, a preconfigured
> client/server solution for schools.
> It includes, working out of the box
>  - DHCP server and DNS server
>  - samba
>  - NFS
>  - smtp and imap server with authentication

We dont do smtp authentication though, but only allow connections from
the internal network.

>  - LDAP server used to store user info and configuration
>  - web server
> So comparing it to your list, we are missing
>  - Firewall with NAT - we defined the firewall-gateway to be outside
>    the scope of skolelinux, to avoid the complexity of handling all
>    kinds of network hardware.
>  - Apple fire sharing (netatalk) - all macintosh-boxes support SMB
>    these days.  A waste to set up netatalk when they are better off
>    talking to samba.
>  - Connecting the DNS and DHCP server - not quite sure what you mean
>    here?  dynamic dns?

This is not a problem to do either, but I really think that letting the
clients tell the server who they are instead of letting the server tell
the client who they are is the wrong way to do it ...

>  - SMTP server with spam and virus checking - we plan to set up
>    avscan, but no-one got to it yet.
>  - VPN server
>  - Intranet services such as Wiki and Issue tracking - there are talks
>    about including moodle or some other system.  nothing decided yet.
>  - Shared calendaring and mail folders a la Exchange (if feasible) -
>    schoolbell might be integrated to provide this.

Also webdav and webdav is an option

> We do have some problems with upgrades, as the preconfiguration
> clashes with some packages.

but it works.

Finn-Arne Johansen
faj@bzz.no http://bzz.no/
Debian-edu developer and Solution provider
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