MS Exchange server on FreeBSD?
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Sun Mar 20 10:46:01 PST 2005
Anthony Atkielski wrote:
>Christian Tischler writes:
>>The server side should be managed by BSD, but the client side is most
>>surely an heterogeneous group.
>The server side of what? It all depends on the complete architecture of
>your IT infrastructure. For some situations, sendmail and qpopper are
>all you'll ever need. For other situations, you'll end up buying racks
>of servers running Exchange.
>However, from what you've said thus far, it doesn't sound like Exchange
>would be the right choice.
>>So a solution to somehow emulate/simulate an exchange server on an box
>>(or cluster of sql horde what ever servers), and import this e.g.
>>calendar data into a BSD solution. As I understand the so far mentioned
>>products, these are quite capable of doing so. Then there would be an
>>easy solution to different likes in clients.
>Do they really need a calendar function?
>Remember, once you start building this sort of stuff, it rapidly gets
>more and more complicated. You might end up at some point realizing
>that it would have all been easier with Exchange.
>If you _must_ have functionality equivalent to Exchange, then run
>Exchange. But if you don't need that functionality, run something
>For what it's worth, even fancy Outlook clients can access standard
>SMTP/POP servers. You can build a backend using only simple software,
>and then consider something more complex only if and when users
>absolutely demand it. If you are forced into implementing a very
>complex solution, consider going to Exchange rather than trying to
>cobble something together, or you might spend the next ten years trying
>to get it all to work.
Just to point out what I need, and then you probably will understand why
I started this in the first place. I need to synchronize peoples (in the
beginning only a few) calenders. As they all use Outlook I wanted to
keep things easy on them.
As I really fancy FreeBSD, I started to look for a way to combine both
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