[GNHLUG] MONDAY: CentraLUG, Ben Scott: The Linux Server That Could: Setting up a Small Office Server

Ted Roche tedroche at tedroche.com
Sat May 3 14:32:14 EDT 2008

The monthly meeting of CentraLUG, the Concord/Central NH GNHLUG chapter, 
happens the first Monday of most months at the New Hampshire Technical 
Institute's Library, room 146, at 7 PM. Next month's meeting is on May 
5th at 7 PM. Directions and maps are available at
http://www.centralug.org Open to the public. Free admission. Tell your

At this meeting, Ben Scott will present "The Linux Server That Could: 
Setting up a Small Office Server."

About the presentation
   You don't need a rack full of equipment and expensive software to
provide IT infrastructure for a modern small office.  You can do it
all with just one Linux server running on a computer you might already
have.  Ben will explain some of the many packages and features of
Linux that can give a small office big-company functionality.  This
will include:

   * LAN infrastructure - DNS, DHCP, WINS
   * Internet gateway & firewall
   * Windows integration with Samba
     * File and printer sharing
     * Windows NT domain controller emulation
     * Network user logons and roaming profiles
   * Self-hosted email
     * Have email addresses at your own domain (you at example.com)
     * Network-based and shared mailboxes with IMAP
     * Web mail for access anywhere
   * Remote access with SFTP, SSH, and/or OpenVPN
   * Automatic backups with tar and/or rsync
   * And much, much more...

   This will mostly be a high-to-medium level overview, but will
include some technical material, and -- with luck -- a live demo.

About Ben

Ben is a local legend in the LUG community for his encyclopedic
answers on a wide variety of computer-related Linux technologies.
He's been a faithful volunteer at Hosstraders where he has burned
hundreds of CDs over the year to help us distribute Linux
distributions. He currently serves on the Greater New Hampshire Linux
Group's Board of Directors.

Ben's version can be read at:



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July, August) of NHTI won't accommodate our evening meetings. Please let
me know if you have a summer location you'd prefer, and suggestions for
upcoming topics are always welcomed!)


Ted Roche
Ted Roche & Associates, LLC

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