NethServer compared with SBS and other distributions


(Alessio Fattorini) #1

Continuing the discussion from Custom Templates are not working:

So you’re really on top of that, could you add more details about your tests?
Which distributions have you have tested out and compared with NethServer?

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Hi Alesio,
I have tested Zentyal, ClearOS, SME Server, Univention UCS.

With Zentyal 4 the features for firewalling, like IPS, L7Filtering are very reduced.
I am using my SBS as firewall so I am very interested in this features.

ClearOS 7 has a Marketplace for extensions but not all are opensource/free. The GUI is imho not very good designed. At testing in a lab I got a lot of errors installing addons.

Univention UCS has a very nice and simple gui but you need a separate Domain Controller if you use the free edition. Paketfilter Management is only via command line possible.

SME Server has very interesting features but an very old gui.

So I came to nethserver which could satisfy all my requirements.
The possibility to use custom templates is a very great feature, which I have not seen by other distributions. So I can personalize my settings as needed and didn’t have to reconfigure all these settings if I do a update. The GUI is very nice and the community helped me very fast!

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

(Alessio Fattorini) #3

Thanks for your insights, very helpful maybe @vhinzsanchez can add them to his comparison
Take a look at this topic to help the project out, if you like.