[olug] Groupware suggestions - Long
phil at giedi.obix.com
Fri Apr 12 16:37:33 UTC 2002
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far way, someone said...
> Active Directory uses LDAP?
If you have the right know-how you can browse the AD tree with simple
command-line tools like "ldapsearch".
To go further, it's even possible to have a "black-box" mail system
running Linux/*BSD/*nix that looks for users in AD via LDAP!
: I need to stress *possible*. Most MTAs aren't flexible enough to be
able to speak to AD, and there's still the question of the POP3/IMAP
servers needing work...
> I think I have a machine that I can screw up with Win2k server or Linux
> for that matter. Another post said to separate the servers. I have an
> AMD 400MHz machine here, do you think that would be enough to handle the
> load of 4 people using web based groupware?
Easily. My AD testing machine is a 500MHz AMD K6-2. Just make sure you
load up the memory, if you use Win2k.
> I may be willing to rip win2k server and install linux if a good
> solution can justify it. My company is sitting in a good spot right now
> to do this since we only have 4 people to switch over.
Use the testing machine to set up a demonstration before you rip anything
> So far I've heard good things about Exchange and Lotus Notes and had a
> suggestion for Shared360 and PHPGroupWare and MyGroupware. I would like
> to hear some more about people using these programs and their
> experiences. I don't believe all the stuff they say on their webpage
> because it is mostly marketing. I would love to hear some actual users
> of these systems.
I've never heard of Shared360 - I'll have to try that one out.
The version number for phpGroupWare is 0.9.14-RC2. 'nuff said.
I've never tried MyGroupware - it's too heavliy dependant on MySQL for me
to be willing to try it (I'm a PostgreSQL user).
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