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trey85stang 11-08-2003 10:14 AM

client server network setup??
Im curious... I'm a windows IT person... making the switch over to linux and i have some networking questions that I'd like to see if a solution can be made for.

First question, how can I setup a client server network?? such as logon accounts being stored on a central server?? (as in an NT4 or 2000AD domain setup?) I have read that samba3 will provide this functionality. but is there anything else?

second question... Is there any linux alternative to MS's Exchange server??? Whether it be free or commercial.. is there anything that can bring most of te functionality that Exchange/Outlook has? I think the main thing I am looking for is being able to share calendars and public folders???

If i can find these two things.. I think I will be able to switch my company over to linux with no complaints from managment :)


david_ross 11-08-2003 10:54 AM

For windows autnetication you will need to use samba or invest in some other software for your clients - I beleive there is some that will authenticate directly to an ldap server (samba can get its auth details from LDAP too). If you want to authenticate linux clients then you can use LDAP, kerberos etc.

Take a look at running a qmail and courier-IMAP server with perhaps MoreGroupware as a front end. Again these products can authenticate to LDAP so you can have a central user database.

I have also recently started using this online calendar for calendar sharing - it is very simple but has many great options for merging calendars to see free busy time etc:

trey85stang 11-08-2003 11:36 AM

Do you know where i can find documentation on Samba3 for setting up this type of network? I'm not having any luck finding information on it... i can find the older version of samba.. but not 3???

david_ross 11-08-2003 11:37 AM

Take a look at:

trey85stang 11-08-2003 12:22 PM

thanks david!

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