[olug] Groupware suggestions - Long
Brink4 at Qwest.net
Fri Apr 12 18:16:39 UTC 2002
Before you go spending all the companie's money, see what you can use on a
test server. I have a 120 day trial for Exchange 2002, and I used it way
before implimenting it. Personally, I hate M$ products and try to stray
away from them the best I can, but you can't always get what you want. So
anyway, for security purposes I put everything behind a linux box(P1 66MHz
running Coyote Linux). I've had no problems with it so far, aside frome
guessing the kernel drivers for the nics. I do however miss the spam
I honestly wish I could offer a better solution, but I would suggest
Exchange to please the higher ups. And besides you can read everyone else's
----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Brutsche" <phil at giedi.obix.com>
To: <olug at olug.org>
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [olug] Groupware suggestions - Long
> 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
> out :)
> > 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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