[clug-talk] New setup - general advice
Kin C Wong
kwong at csa-pdk.com
Thu Apr 14 23:33:43 PDT 2005
The office is planning to go virtual to reduce cost so everyone (some
people are in different cities as well). Currently there is a webserver
and ftp server, a mailserver, firewall (all linux) and a file server using
Citrix and a domain server (Microsoft).
Going forward, I want to change everything to Linux. We will eliminate the
domain server and the file server will use Samba instead. Currently
everything except the webserver is behind a firewall (even the email
server). Any advice on how one should configure this to be effective.
My initial thoughts are that the mail server does not need to be behind the
firewall and can be easily co-located with the webserver and ftp server.
I know it is popular to store files using Samba, but if the office is
virtual, would you configure ftp to point to the shared files? Would you
use a different box and ip than mail, web and ftp server?
BTW, unfortunately on the client side, we still need to be on Windows if
that makes a difference.
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