[CentOS] School Server Setup

Ian Blackwell 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. 
> somewhereinFNQ.qld.edu.au
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Ian
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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