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Re: any recomendedations of documentation for half a dozen services.

Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 21, 2007 at 11:46:34PM +1030, Karl Goetz wrote:
>> Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
>>> The Samba documentation is adequate.  There is also a Samba HOWTO at
>>> TLDP.org.
>> Do you mean the documentation in teh samba packages?
> I think it is split out to a seperate package, but yes.  That would
> work.

Goodoh, I'll get the package then

>>> Uggh.  Do you really need NFS?  If you have kerberos, something like AFS
>>> might be a better choice.  If you have to have NFS, then it really
>>> depends on how you plan to use it.
>> Well at first we dont have to do any filesharing stuff, so i may not end
>> up using nfs/samba at all. we wont be doing any centralised logins
>> though, so i dont know if afs is an option(?)
> Probably not. AFS requires a working Kerberos infrastructure, which
> essentially mandates a centralized login scheme.  Though, once you go to
> all the trouble, it is very handy.  People can ssh all around without
> even using passwords *or* keys, since kerberos tickets are passed
> around.

That wont be an option then, as the network isnt stable enough to handle
centralised logins (or filesharing probably, but thats not always optional).

>>> What do you want to do with CUPS?  Do you need print job accounting?  Do
>>> you need authentication to print?  Lots more infomation is needed to
>>> give you a good pointer to the right docs.
>> I need to be able to setup a cups print server for desktop pcs to
>> connect to. would the shipped docs cover this ok?
> Yes.


>>> Personally, I would recommend Postfix instead.  If you choose Postfix,
>>> there is tons of good documentation on the Postfix website.
>> exim is what i was recommended by friends here.
> OK.  If you have folks to help you out with it.  I think that the
> documentation available online is much better and more diverse for
> postfix.  But if you have local experts, then you should be fine.
> Regards,
> -Roberto

Karl Goetz
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