[CentOS] School Server Setup
ian at ikel.id.au
Tue Jun 10 06:04:26 UTC 2008
Ian Blackwell wrote:
> Hi Harry,
> Some good suggestions so far, and I would add these:-
> 1. Use postfix for your email, not sendmail. Postfix is much easier
> to configure and use.
> 2. Install Webmin - a web based server config tool. This will make
> package customization easier if you're new to Linux.
> 3. Look into LDAP for centralized user authentication. You don't
> want to have to create users on 24 machines if you don't need to.
> If you're keen to host your own email and web site, then you'll need a
> domain name that is linked to your IP address - e.g.
> I guess you'll need to liaise with the Qld Edu department on making
> those DNS changes.
> Anyway, if you get stuck with anything, please don't hesitate to
> contact me off-line if you prefer. I'm in the Adelaide Hills, so in
> global terms that's just next door really.
PS: Don't forget about a backup strategy. If you're going to host all
this data (emails, docs, etc.) on a server, then you need to make sure
you put a good backup policy in place.
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