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Re: [vox-tech] Which distro for file/print/web server
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Re: [vox-tech] Which distro for file/print/web server

I believe I mentioned Openfiler, but I haven't put it into production though.
It does support a iSCSI, so you could boot block based VMs from your
network store. I wonder how well it does over the long run of upgrades and

Personally, I would just use Debian and LDAP and Samba. Debian systems just
keep running. New security updates/upgrades usually respect your configuration.

If you don't have that many users, just use the following.

useradd --uid 1018 joe

So that user ids are consistent and access controls are properly maintained.

Here appears to be a cool tool.

The migration tools for LDAP are pretty cool too!

And, I would put my partitions on LVM with Xen. Then, if a VM gets full (or
a partition) use lvmextend and ext2resize and voila, you have more space.


On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 12:51:18PM -0700, Alex Mandel wrote:
> I finally have a small low power contraption on the way to begin my
> foray into a low power network server. Looking around at my options I'm
> not sure what distro to try on it first.
> Here are the requirements:
> Samba
> Print Server for Multi-OS (CUPS via Samba probably)
> Apache + mod_wsgi (Trac & Django)
> Optional:
> Web interface to manage it
> FreeNas sounded intriguing but seems to only do the first 2 without a
> lot of arm twisting. So I started looking at Debian and Ubuntu but I
> can't seem to decide which version of those would give me the easiest
> setup. Anyone have and opinion about Debian testing and unstable for
> this purpose, I think Stable doesn't have new enough packages for my needs.
> Also anyone have an opinion on webmin or suggestions for something
> similar that would allow me to manage most of the sharing, printers and
> apache via a web interface?
> Thanks,
> Alex
> FYI I got a Zotac ZBox atom 330 with Nvidia Ion + SSD and an external 2
> TB drive.
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Brian Lavender

"There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to
make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other
way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies."

Professor C. A. R. Hoare
The 1980 Turing award lecture
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