Introducing new members on community - 16 Feb 16

Happy Tuesday Tribe!
I’m a bit late this time, actually I’m spending a hard time these days because as you already know yesterday we have released our first 7 version (alpha2). We’re beyond thrilled and hope you all are too!

I like to repeat myself, we need your help to make NethServer 7 the best release yet, so please take some time to download and try out the Alpha and make sure the things that are important to you are working.

If you find a bug, please report it – every bug you uncover is a chance to improve the experience for thousands of NethServer users worldwide.

Alright let’s get right into the introductions for this week. LOTS (14) of new members this week
Every Monday we welcome all of our new members to the group. If you’re new to this group, now’s your chance to say hello and get to know other members in the group!

If you’re already a member here, you know what to do (the online version of a standing ovation).

New members, please comment below and tell us:

  1. Who are you? Tell us about your work and expertise in IT
  2. What brings you to NethServer?
  3. What’s the first question that pops into your head that this community can help with?
    Looking at you…
    @lvicentini @mark_nl @MarcoHess @craaaft @Walter_Schoenly @Mario_Lanno @ibojilov @ohifra @Alora_Delia
    @senati @Furuvio @alkanino @Marcin_Kozyra @sraellis

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Hello :smile:

  1. Student in Austria, started working in a small business as the IT guy :stuck_out_tongue:
  2. We used Office 365 and OneDrive for Business first, but the synchronisation issues were unbearable. After looking at some server os like zentyal, univention I discovered Nethserver. I really like the user interface a lot and it brings together many things I wanted from the server - easy to configure owncloud, OpenVPN, Shared Folders …
  3. The community helped me a lot already so there are no questions. Wait… I have two questions - shared folders can also be mounted by mac user right? Also is it possible to let a scanner scan documents and put them in a particular shared folder?

Welcome @craaaft. I hope you will feel at home in the NethServer community. When you browse through these forums, you will find a lot members are previous Zentyal users (including me)
I am just a community guy (not THE community guy… (hi @alefattorini :smiley:) ) and have very little experience with NS… but that will grow eventually…

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  1. I am retired from a very large company that built both hardware and software. Worked there for nearly 40 years. Very familiar with Redhat Enterprise, CentOS and ClearOS. Currently have a few ClearOS 6.7 installations and Fedora workstations.
  2. Stumbled upon NethServer by accident and looked interesting :smile:
  3. No questions yet - but a couple or so comments, am currently installing on a small test machine just to see what it looks like. First impressions good.
    dnsmasq will have to go as use bind for master and slave DNS servers and
    ISC dhcpd server on two machines for failover dhcp (had to do the same with ClearOS)
    Don’t like the location of user’s home directories - personal preference /home. BTW I used the normal CentOS install, then yum net install of NethServer as I like to custom configure everything I can… Let’s see how we go, early days…

Welcome Antony, nice to meet you! We have other members like you from Australia: @WillZen @hazell20 @Nick_Kremer @Greg @ctm @Allen_Lu hope they themselves can give you a warm welcome here!

I’m not sure I understand the request, what you wish to accomplish?

We have already discussed this requests, is it just a preference or there is another important reason behind?

Thanks for the response - no request - just comments. Removed dnsmasq and installed bind - so I now have another slave Name Server while testing. I prefer to keep user data away from system data - hence /home on another disk. Used bind, and thanks for the link - appears that was one of the options suggested. Have installed SOGo and have mail and web-mail all working. Used squirrel in past on other systems. SOGo looks nice so far. I like its ability to run on one server and allow one to access mail on a different mail server running imap. (cyrus in this case).

Good, make this your place, Share your challenges and wins. Share your plans and goals :smile:
Offer your feedback on what happens here. This community belongs to all of us.

Hi all,

  1. I am Solaris certified in modules of Administration, Networking and Cluster and also Veritas Storage Foundation.
  2. Currently work in Veritas in Brazil, with mission critical environments using Storage Foundation Cluster Filesystem HA.
  3. My need to NethServer is for a personal initiative, I am starting a small business and would like to set up some services, such as web server, mail server, firewall, proxy, antivirus, online messages. I made tests with Zentyal, ClearOS and what I liked most was the NethServer.
    I wonder if there is any training NethServer where we can have a targeted and faster learning.

I am grateful for everyone’s help and I apologize for my bad English.


Not so bad english… I’m understand what you said :grinning:

Welcome here

Sorry for answering late Luciano,
welcome here, many Brazilian guys are already waiting for you :cocktail:

Would you mind to add your point of view in these discussions?

Good morning, I use nethserver for over a month at the company where I work.
I was fine right from the start.
I transferred all the emails of the entire company (52 emails) and I never had any problems whatsoever.
Nethserver is installed on a Citrix server on a VMware virtual machine.
I await the nethserver 7 out anxiously.
good job

:+1: Did you have transferred the emails from what? Email client or existing mailserver? Which procedure/howto did you have used? I bet @lvicentini is very interested in
How would you like to be involved in our community? Looks that you have a great experience in mailserver administration to share with us!

Hi. I’m from Slovakia. I used Zentyal and then ClearOS server in my company as gateway, mailserver, fileserver and vpnserver. Now I swithched to NS and using it for two months without problem. I works pretty good. Migrating emails from zarafa to sogo works without problems.
Hope I would be helpful to improve this great distro.

Ehi Miroslav, great to see you in here and welcome among NethServer people!
There’s another guy from slovakia: Introducing new members on community - 5 Jan 16
How would you like to be involved? What do you think to translate NethServer into Slovak?

Your migration from ClearOS is super-interesting, would you mind sharing with us your experience?
Your notes may be very helpful for others (@lvicentini @sraellis @bwdjames @chcllc @casn @vhinzsanchez @lebernd ) I’m also curious about Zarafa and SOGo comparison.
Check out this discussion as well NethServer vs ClearOS

Hi Alessio, thank you for welcome.
I think here should be no problem to translate texts.

I have used Zentyal for two years and then ClearOS for one year. Zentyal wants to be exchange alternative, but with big samba problems, and after some upgrades my shared folders become unaccesible. And also on my customer servers (I’m using open source for my smal business customers). So I switched to ClearOS. But new webgui is terrible :smiley:. I was looking for community only distro and found Nethserver. For two months without problem, that is great. Yesterday I installed two servers for customer, with some minor problems, but I hope it’s only problem in configuration.

Zarafa and Sogo comparision? I liked Zarafa, but it was very slow in webapp. Sogo is pretty quick in Nethserver, nope in Zentyal ;). In my company we are using IMAP mails with thunderbird and calendars with Lightning extension. In sogo there are no problems with shared calendars. In Zarafa there was problems with connecting, Lightning sometimes can’t connect to shared calendar and I have to delete calendar in lightning and add it as new.

of course :smiley:

Hi, i’ll guess it’s about time to introduce myself,

I’m Mark form the Netherlands and like to thinker with computers, especially with arm boards.
So just an enthusiastic amateur, professional life in the HVAC.

Exactly relative new to Linux, specially to the RHEL family. Although you could say I’ve a “back” start; educated in digital IC design. Worked intense with UNIX systems late 80’ mid 90’ developing hard-/software for embedded designs, and have sound knowledge of a computer from the hardware perspective. Got in to Linux playing with Beagle Bones and Raspberry PI’s; always ending up on the Arch Linux wiki for solid info: i’ll adopted the arch way of doing things.

I’m a realty bad administrator and was looking for a systemd based (So i’ll understand what’s going on) replacement for the ClearOS home server. Found the development of NS-7 and just grow to like the concept: easy administrating but full control how things are setup!


You can start from here
giving your 2 cent for the distro :money_mouth:

Thanks for your details about ClearOS and Zentyal.

Ehi Mark, finally I can welcome you here!
Your efforts on NethServer for Raspberry PI and sogo.conf more valuable than you can imagine, you’re an example for every newcomers :slight_smile:
Would you like to be more involved in our community joining a team? Please reply also to this topic, new people need also your expert advice:

Let see where this ARM experiment goes, who knows and i’ll start a arm-interest group…:joy:

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