[CentOS] Samba server choices

Wed Dec 5 23:52:41 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 5:04 PM, Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com> wrote:
>>> As for mail, I will have to look at it. I looked at Zarafa a couple years
>>> ago, and can't remember why I rejected it.
>> I haven't looked that recently - the older versions used postfix with
>> cyrus or dovecot - and you could do a certain amount of fiddling with
>> the underlying configs yourself.
> I have a postfix/mysql/... server built by following something like this:
> http://library.linode.com/email/postfix/courier-mysql-fedora-12
> I like postfix and mysql.  I have been working on this today, and it looks
> like most of the pieces are now there.  the postfix built in Centos 6 is
> showing mysql support, so I am hoping I do not have to build it from srpm,
> as in the past.  I have a few more steps to complete for testing this out.

I think ClearOS uses LDAP under everything including your initial user
list which is something that made it sound attractive - and should
make it easy to have multiple servers with the same user base.
However I haven't needed it enough to set one up completely.    I used
to use several SME servers in remote offices (and generally was
comfortable giving the local office administrator the root password to
add users and shares  where I would never have done that with a normal
linux distro).   But, due to business changes, now headquarters is
elsewhere and I'm in a small remote office...   I did help a friend
set up a couple of the previous ClearOS versions for home and small
office use and they are still going a couple of years later.

  Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com