[TriLUG] Linux Distribution for server Opinions
bidwell at dead-city.org
Fri Jan 23 07:22:45 EST 2009
Steve Kuekes wrote:
> Sorry to change the focus from BBQ to Linux, hopefully a discussion on
> server distributions won't be so controversial.
> I'm finally replacing my 4 year old email server at work with something
> more up to date. I think its running old Redhat 9 (pre-Fedora)
> This will be a server that is on a dedicated T-1 link to the internet
> hosted on our in-house corporate network.
> These are the applications that I'm planning on running on the server.
> * DNS
> * Dovecot, postfix, mysql for an IMAP email server for multiple domains
> * Openvpn for secure remote access to our internal network
> * Webmail access to the IMAP server (I'm looking for a good open source
> webmail package, let me know what you think about this too.)
> I don't care about GUI management apps like the Fedora system-config-???
> apps as I manage the system from SSH and the command line, mostly.
> I've been using Fedora for my other Linux servers, but I'm looking to
> see if there is something that is better. I've had problems with yum
> getting access to update servers for older versions. It also seems that
> Fedora doesn't have standard rpm's for dovecot and postfix using mysql
> as the authorization and configuration database. Everyone seems to be
> using Ubuntu, so maybe I should join the party there??
The best OS is probably the one your most comfortable with. That being
said, perhaps you want to shift over to a RedHat/CentOS distribution.
It might help you with your problem of finding old versions of packages.
Ubuntu, IMHO is a desktop distribution.
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