[Fwd: Re: [CentOS] School Server Setup]

Alain Terriault alain.terriault at mcgill.ca
Wed Jun 11 13:54:31 UTC 2008


Hi Harry,

Has much has I like Centos and RH for big sophisticated setup, it would 
not be my first choice for your project.

For 25 systems and if you want this done without spending to much time, 
Clarkconnect would by my first choice for server side OS (#2 would be SME).

For me CentOS x64 is #1 choice for enterprise (+500 users with Terabytes 
of storage ) sever solution.
If you have little experience configuring a RH server, get ready to 
spend lots of time getting everything going as nicely as Clarkconnect 
does it.

For the clients side, my favorite flavor of Linux is Ubuntu.

cheers,
alain

Harry Sukumar wrote:
>
> Hello All!!!
>
> I was wondering if you can help me little bit….
>
> I am trying to help (voluntary service) a country side school 
> (Aboriginal community) in Northern Queensland Australia setup lab 
> infrastructure, it’s a very remote school and they don’t have enough 
> funds to go commercial
>
> The school has only till grade 6
>
> They have 25 machines that was bought out of the government grant but 
> none of the machines come with windows
>
> I was asked by the school president to setup lab infrastructure 
> currently they have Internet (Dynamic) with only two machines connected
>
> I have asked them to change the plan to Static IP address which I 
> presume will be done some time this week
>
> I have decided to go Linux on all the machines including the server
>
> Could some one please cast some light on how I can carry on with this 
> project, I am not sure where to start and I am fairly new to Linux and 
> system administration world
>
> Currently what’s in my mind is to setup fedora on all desktop and 
> CentOS5 as my server with following services configured
>
> Proxy-squid (all the traffic to pass through)
>
> Firewall
>
> Apache
>
> Squirrel mail
>
> DNS
>
> DHCP
>
> I am not sure where to start with this project
>
> Your help will be highly appreciated by the little kids who have never 
> even touched a computer before in there life!!!
>
> --
>
> Many Thanks
>
> Harry
>
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