[TriLUG] Small business server setup
cgbullock at cox.net
Fri Nov 28 09:36:59 EST 2003
Justin Johnson wrote:
> I think I pretty much have a game plan that I can wade through, although I
>do have a couple of questions, one of which is tired and beat to death, so
>I apologize in advance... I have Googled and dug through mail archives but
>can not find anything clear.
>Do I need to make any special considerations for partitioning this machine
>when setting it up? I ask becasue the shares that will be set up will be as
>\work - Everyone will have full read / write access. Will build directory
>structure down from here.
>\finance - Only 3 of us will have access full read / write to this share,
>all others NO access
you also need a large /var partition for mail and if you are using IMAP
in the future large /home dir if you expect a lot of saved emails
>For mail I will just add users to the machine and then disable their console
>login ability (i can do this, right?)
adduser johnd -s /bin/false 'this adds the mail user and does not give
them shell access'
>Will use POP/SMTP protocols, possibly
>latter moving to IMAP. At first the mail will only serve the local network
>machines, but my next step after getting that up will be to contact our
>website hosting provider about setting up an MX record to point to our DSL
>IP and then providing internet email for everyone in the company.
I would first check to see if the website provider offers email hosting,
depending on your website plan, most providers offer a number of email
accts, we use website source and they give 100 free email addresses with
our acct, along with mailing lists. I am not against inhouse mail
servers, but if you already are already paying for the resources, use
them. Another thing is that if you intend on having Internet access I
would strongly urge you do not put samba on the same machine as email.
This machine will need to be on your DMZ and firewalled.
>bring any special considerations into play for initial setup of Postfix?
>That's my game plan for now. Should I be considering anything else? Am I
>I guess I should also mention that I do not intend to allow anyone other
>than myself to have console login privledges to this machine. Others will
>only need to access the shares from their Windows clients and get/send mail
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