[CentOS] looking for alternative to SME & Clark Connect
vpadro at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 15:07:47 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
> CentOS mailing list
> CentOS at centos.org
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.
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.
"It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion."
"Todo el desorden del mundo proviene de las profesiones mal o mediocremente
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