[CentOS] looking for alternative to SME & Clark Connect

Victor Padro vpadro at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 16:07:47 UTC 2009


On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 9:37 AM, Rudi Ahlers <rudiahlers at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I'm looking for a (preferably free) alternative to SME / Clark Connect.
>
> I basically need the following:
> - firewall
> - nat
> - VPN
> - bandwidth limiting / monitoring
> - email (SMTP / POP3 / IMAP) & groupware
> - file & printer sharing
> - RAID support
> - if possible fail-over / high availability support.
>
> I need to support about 15 - 30 (some part time) students, so I would
> like to keep the costs low. If it's free, so much better. SME works
> for most of the stuff, but it still runs on CentOS 4, and I'd prefer
> to use 5.
>
> Any recommendations?
>
> --
>
> Kind Regards
> Rudi Ahlers
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Pfsense(FreeBSD based) can be an alternative, although it doesn't support
email/groupware out of the box...but it doesn't mean that it can't be done.
http://www.pfsense.org

I've been running it on a Dell Optiplex PIII for almost 2 years without any
issue using NAT, Port Fowarding, Dual WAN(Cable and ADSL), Captive portal,
DNS Server, Snort, etc.

hope it helps.

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