How many of you are using NethServer for business/personal use? ☑

I’m just curious about you guys so I’d like to know how you’are using NethServer and how much NethServer is used to serve companies.

Are you currently working in a company that sells/install NethServer to its customers?
Are you currently working in a company that uses NethServer just internally?
Are you using NethServer just for personal use?

Can you please take my survey? :ballot_box_with_check: I would appreciate it

  • My company currently sell/install NethServer to our customer
  • My company is testing NethServer in order to sell/install to our customer
  • My company is using NethServer internally
  • I use NethServer for noprofit organizations
  • I’m using NethServer just for personal use

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I have NethServer running on my home server under Proxmox 5. 1 instance as Gateway and 1 instance as Samba4 AD accountprovider/fileserver/DNS/DHCP etc…
For a friend of mine I have NethServer installed on a HP Microserver for his Bed and Breakfast. There it is just a single instance running all network services on 1 box.



I’m using NethServer on a HP microserver G8 for home use, as firewall/gateway and filtering proxy

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Thank you for your answers! I’d like to involve the people who replied to this topic as well.
Like @gecco @jgjimenezs @islipfd19 @Simplimus @FixitFelix @a4rgl @andreac @maddin @jackyes @petralemoisson @miles @AZChas @AZChas @bwdjames @pierre_bourdin @mrmarkuz @Hunv @GG_jr @maxbet @cronopio @ironsky

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Hello to all i use nethserver on a hp HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF
I5 8 gig ram jd sata 500 giga as firewall

Currently I am using 3 instances of NethServer 7

  1. Backup server for all network shares
  2. WWW/MySQL/ticket system - generally application server with
    • virtual hosts
    • FTP
    • MariaDB
    • PostgreSQL
  3. NS7 instance for Virtualization (Win2k8) and in the future Samba4AD

I 've just started using Nethserver 7 a couple of weeks ago and installed on company I provide support to. It is used as server/gateway with functionality of web proxy, vpn. It is not intended to sell Nethserver to third party but a real solution to manage its small office network environment in circumstances that otherwise are difficult to find solutions. If this is an infringement on any part then by all means I would opt for paid support to developers as they deserve it. My contentment is gaining knowledge on how to use such grand tools to solve situations in a developing world.

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None of the above :confused:
I just replaced a Microsoft environment with several virtual Nethservers, running on a TrueNas storage layer in a Proxmox environment. You could call than internal use if it where not for the bunch of services it enables us to provide to the outside world and the fact that our existence now depend on them. That is not just internal use in my book :wink:

I have 5 NethServers in production out @customers:
1 of them is running under enterprise licences
2 of them are Domain Controllers
2 of them are TCP Proxys (extended function) and Webproxy
3 of them are Mailservers with SOGo
4 of them are virtual guests in proxmox

and all of them are working very well :slight_smile:


People thanks for your replies and votes on my survey, knowing how you’re using NethServer is really helpful and I always love to hear great stories from you. 46 votes :heart_eyes:

@robb does he offer you some nights for free thanks to this?
@Jim at home?
@m_farlotta noprofit organizations? Which kind of organization?
@des you’re come a long way in a short time
@ricko which kind of circumstances? “paying support to developers as they deserve it” ? Great to know, you can do this right now helping our friend @stephdl

Ehehe I love hearing that :slight_smile: Really! Yeah with “internally” I mean you’re not selling it to others :slight_smile:

@asl 5 customers? You’re doing great :ok_hand: Any plan for growing more?

I am using a nethserver as home server behind a pfsense firewall/router with 2 dsl lines and two separate networks. The pfsense is on a mini chinese box with 4 intel NIC’s built in from Qotom sitting in the hall with the two primary switches, the two modems and a wifi AP. The Nethserver is elsewhere on an HP Microserver serving one of the networks. For fun and security it is running in DC mode. It is used as a file server and a mail server in smarthost mode and nothing else so far. The other network hosts two little charities and an architect but they don’t need server resources. One charity used to and its old dell server running SME Server is still alive sitting in my office but purely for rarely needed access to old files by two people now so all I do with that is check for updates rather occasionally.

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Thanks for sharing. This is very very important to me :slight_smile:

Good occasion to switch to NethServer :slight_smile:

Wow 15 new votes today after my newsletter :blush:

I’m going to use nethserver behind my ipfire firewall to replace my old windows XP ‘server’ that was running Mercury32 mail, WAMP and roundcube.
It was also monitoring my solar panel inverters. Have to find a solution that works on CentOS :slight_smile:

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Are you a consultant?

At home or in your company?

With NethServer?

I wouldn’t think of myself as a consultant but a freelance IT professional who’s had experience in networking and computer systems. I do part time work at times when needed and also follow other interests in life. Have ambition to do a master degree in software development in the near future.

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I’m using it at home.
I’ve tried it at work because of a mail problem I had, but nethserver wasn’t the solution.

And yes, I want to monitor my solar panel inverters with the nethserver server. It’s always on, so why should I use an other device :slight_smile:

How do you monitor it? Which software did you use on XP?

All other things should be no problem at all. You may even replace your ipfire with Nethserver, it’s a good firewall, proxy, ips, vpn server too and for home use one device may be enough.

I think Nethserver is the best solution for an easy mail server so may I ask you what was the problem?

And you have some clients where you are installing NethServer? And supporting it? Or just suggesting?