Welcome to NethServer Community

I live in Berlin, working in the social sector - part time interested in computers…
I started last year with a server at home, starting with clearos and added this year openmediavault aside. So the next step is separating the servers a little bit more with esxi:
Nethserver should work as firewall/gateway and I’m stuck with setting up a UCS AD infrastructure behind that…
Nethserver was appealing because google translator asked me on the englisch website if I wanted a translation from italian :smiley: and btw., yes I like burgers :wink:

Ehi folks!
Thanks for your reply, really lucky today I got three answers!

Good to know!! We have a few users from Russia: @alk @vfo123 @Ivan_Aronov @kelevra
I’m sure they’re happy to meet you :wink:

Hi Irwan, nice to meet you! First man from Indonesia , but not the first from Asia :man_with_turban: we have here: India, Srli Lanka, Philippines and so on. Are you working on Linux server? For a company?
God bless Distrowatch :+1:

That’s funny! Really? Browsing for a samba install? Can you point me out the link?

@vylan @box_s @Serg_M erg_M take a look to what every newcomer should know about NethServer and to our How Can I start guide if you don’t alraedy notice them. Hope you would like jump right into the action and maybe become a supermember someday., achieving Getting Started Level Badges is a good starting point.
(After your answer, Introduce yourself badge is already checked!)

Hi Alessio, nice to meet you too. wow, first from my country!?AWESOME!!!.
not really, i’m work with various system servers, and yes, i’m working for a company.
Let see how far i can utilyze NethServer on my network.

Which systems? I’m really curious about your feedback on NethServer!

Do you have any particular need for your network?

we have couple win server for client-server apps, some linux servers for webserver and sftp and some linux distro as net firewall on branch office ( mostly zentyal or clearOS )

right now i’m still working on NethServer as our replacement for our crashed Fortigate firewall.
on NethServer, i think it’s have mostly all needed for a firewall.
maybe add some adjustment for traffic shaping to enable how much bandwidth a host/IP can use on accessing internet like fortinet can do, on NetServer, it’s only by priorty High,Medium or low.
i’m sorry if i campare it head to head with fortinet direcly.


Are you kidding me :flushed: ? At the contrary, wou can write down a comparison NethServer vs Fortigate if you like :smile:
Take a look at the existing ones
NethServer vs ClearOS
NethServer comparisons with other similar products
Zentyal vs NethServer comparison matrix
NethServer vs Endian

Hi everyone. My name is Thomas, I’m 34 years old and I live in Paris.

Nothing related but I loved my professional travels in Milano Italia for extra-professional reasons, hehe. So it’s real fun to see that the perfect project to my needs came to me from Italia too. Makes me remember great memories.

I work at home where my stations are various desktop Linux distributions: mainly Netrunner, a kind of Kubuntu made by the official KDE desktop developers, and openSUSE, the other distros or multiboot configs are just for the fun of testing.

I’m a good technician as I master a few things but of course I still have lot more things to learn, among them Linux. I’m not a Linux specialist, my approach has always been desktop-centered so I know the minimal required commands and tips but I’m more a power-user than an admin.

I’m a self-made tech even if it’s my profession now, and I know also more things about hardware and systems than about network, at least I know practical things but sometimes I can feel my lack of theorical knowledge. So I search, that’s the way I learn. Learning with books would be faster indeed, but I don’t like it so much, I like reading stories books but computing lessons are often boring. But I can browse thousands of Firefox tabs before finding my answers, crazy no? lol

Sorry for bothering with this details but I think it makes understand what I can do (and NOT do) for this community, and how my weird brain works. By the way I’ve also learnt english alone so can’t give any guarantee about the readability of my writing, but if you understand me it means that it’s good enough :yum:

I’m in charge of an OCS Inventory project for my company. In fact I’m not an employee anymore but I’ve promised to achieve this task because I’m the one who started it, and who had so much difficulties to fight the unanimity about a Windows Server solution. So I want to go through this project until the [no you won’t take my baby before it’s born!]

I’m currently using Nethserver and OCS in a virtual machine under VMWare Workstation 12 for Linux, configuring the strict minimum to make the OCS portal usable by the future admins. When finished I will convert it the VM to ESX format and will bring the VM files to the office. Then they will install it to one of their ESX servers and will configure the rest by themselves.

Of course my other mission is to deliver it with a step-by-step tutorial. So in brief I’m managing the Nethserver config and OCS installation but not the OCS config. This tasks should be brief but I’m doing it among other things so I take my time, there’s no hurry. That’s why it takes so long, hehe.

Anyway I’m thinking about using Nethserver again to host some of my existing websites. Maybe a OwnCloud or something of the same kind. I like your interface and above all the state-of-mind around your project. It’s common for new fresh projects, the hardest is to keep this state-of-mind with the years, that’s why I should contribute more myself to the NethServer project instead of speaking.

Oh… and I have also the project to go living at least for some years in Togo or Tunisia, not yet sure but in Africa. Being more comfortable and competent with Linux is my goal before going there, so I’ll be able to purpose and promote free and open-source enterprise solutions in Africa at my little scale. For this I have to learn how to better manage domains, samba, printers, automize things, backup, etc. and NethServer is fantastic for me to put a first foot in CentOS server. I’m a Microsoft Server certified tech but now I’ve found the real way of the Samurai Tux :wink:

By the way, this was just perfect… “Last night a tuto saved my life” :notes: tubududu-ti-tu :notes:

Thanks for your warm welcome Alessio!

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Ehi Thomas, long introduction but really interesting :slight_smile: hope NethServer could work for you.

That’s a great idea, you could make @nrauso very happy, he’s in charge on the OCS+Adagios project

Of course, I want the same! :smile:

That’s interesting, how NethServer is help you on this purpose? What’s missing? What do you need?

We have a lot of documentation:

Glad I met you

It’s Thuersday and I’m late with our weekly welcome!

Every week, we invite our new members to introduce themselves and help us get to know them.
If you’ve been here a while (@sitz @etino @davidep @vhinzsanchez @mabeleira @jgjimenezs), please help me in making our new members feel at home.

@rmwonge @carvanders @maxime @carmine @advcorp @tngpthf12 @filomar64 @flaptop @Sean_Maloney @Andriy_Pas @epalumbo if you’re new here, please reply and introduce yourselves. Tell us:

  1. Who are you
  2. What you’re working on
  3. What brings you to NethServer!
  4. What interesting software do you have found lately? How you spent your free time?
  5. Do you have already tested/installed NethServer?

If you don’t have a clue how to start with NethServer this is a good starting point:
Welcome to NethServer Community

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Hi to all.
It’s a pleasure to get the opportunity to introduce me and what i do.
I am an entrepreneur in Ravenna and an ex Linux user when I studied in Ferrara.
The meeting with Nethesis and its commercial force bring me in the community and to renew my interest in Linux and related solutions.
Someone told me that: The secret of success consists of a work ethic founded on curiosity and experimentation.
I hope to give you the same enthusiasm that I have found here.

P.S. Could it be a good occasion to enhance my english?

So shall!!! Welcome @carmine In this great community. :coffee:

I’m from Venezuela, and we will be here to help you in whatever way we can.

Tell us more about you.

  1. Who are you
  2. What you’re working on
  3. What brings you to NethServer!
  4. What interesting software do you have found lately? How you spent your free time?
  5. Do you have already tested/installed NethServer?


Looks that 1. 2. 3. are already checked by @carmine :smile:

Guys @rmwonge @carvanders @maxime @carmine @advcorp @tngpthf12 @filomar64 @flaptop @Sean_Maloney @Andriy_Pas @epalumbo

Please let me know, how i can help you.

Hi @rmwonge @carvanders @maxime @carmine @advcorp @tngpthf12 @filomar64 @flaptop @Sean_Maloney @Andriy_Pas @epalumbo, Welcome!

This also applies to everyone. This forum is about us, us wanting to look for help, us wanting to chime-in our solutions, ideas and us just wanting to share something. Believe me when I say that every problem reported here has been atleast attended to by someone. Let us not waste this good community, let’s help build this one. As @alefattorini said (I’ll have to dig this out, I know its just somewhere here), the community is not about us (all), it is us.

If you are experiencing a challenge setting up, just ask and someone will be working with you on the issue. The devs and other mainstays (but you are also welcome to share…actually, we are encouraged to :smile: ) are willing to help and make your NS installation as beautiful as possible.

That said, WELCOME :beers: ! And together, let’s make this a wonderful community and our experience awesome!


I couldn’t say it better :wink:

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It’s Monday again
and we are used to giving a big warm welcome to our new members: @nardellu @Lewis @Julio_Cesar_Angelo @Dan_Kennedy @apradoc @arin @edusistemas @CRFigueroa @joaovitorti @Citizen_X @Nick_Kremer @ecom
Every week, we invite them to introduce themselves and help us get to know them!
Tell us:

  • Who are you?
  • What you’re working on?
  • What brings you to NethServer!
  • What interesting software do you have found lately? How you spent your free time?
  • Do you have already tested/installed NethServer?

My name is Lewis Du-pont, I am working on getting a great Firewall/Gateway for uses in this small company. I was using ClearOS and could not get the reports I was looking for, so I am giving Nethserver a try, and ClearOS sucks. Nethserver seems to be be very interesting, my free time I spend doing photography. I have installed Nethserver and now doing tests, just went life about 15min ago.



My name is Alessandro, a python dev/system admin for a sardinian company (Innoviù S.R.L.)
I’m studing and testing Nethserver since few months, PDC Samba, VPN, Email Server & many other services.
It looks so cool and easy to use and manage. :smile:
Now i’m investigating about to replace Microsoft Exchange Server with Nethserver :wink:

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Sounds great! We like devs :smiley:
Do you have installed it on production? Could you please add details and reply here?
Feel free to ask support and share your achievements

Hi Lewis, welcome again! Make this your place sharing your challenges and wins :smile:
Which kind of company? What do you do?