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Old 11-22-2004, 02:11 PM   #1
Bottesford
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Question General Questions and email & proxy servers


I'm fairly new to Linux although have used it a number of times before.
I've installed & setup Fedora 3 and got online successfully. I've done the same at the school I work at with the intention of possibly using Linux to replace our email, proxy & main servers.
However before we can migrate I need to know of some email & proxy server software that is fairly easy to install, configure & maintain. I do have experience of programming and system maintainence but only limitied Linux experience.
Can anyone recommend a good email server system with a good webmail interface (suited to school use) that can be maintained fairly painlessly.
Same goes for a proxy server- we just need it to cache webpages to save on limited bandwidth.
Thanks for any help.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 09:42 PM   #2
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As for a proxy server, I think squid is the most popular. However, it is command-line based: you install it, edit squid.conf, the first time initialize its cache (squid -z) and start it (squid).
There is also one true content filtering program that can be used to filter proxy traffic: Dansguardian. I think it is free for educational use (but not sure).

As for e-mail, there are several choices.
I am rather conservative, so I built a system with some good old programs: sendmail (smtp server) + qpopper (pop3 server) + neomail (pop3 webmail server) + some filtering via procmail, anomy-sanitizer, clamav.
It is modular, so any part of the system can be replaced by an other one, however, it is a rather complicated system for a newbie to setup.
Maybe someone else will post a better solution here.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 03:42 AM   #3
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Thanks for that- will take a look into those.
If anyone has any other ideas then I'd appreciate it.
Thanks.
 
  


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