7.04 Server or 6.06 LTS Server?
ubuntu-users874 at cfftechnologies.com
Tue May 8 05:15:13 UTC 2007
email.listen at googlemail.com wrote:
> Hello Avi
> On Tue, 8. May 2007 05:01:25 Avi Schwartz wrote:
>> I would like to build a home gateway server which will run a firewall,
>> IMAP server, Postfix, very little web serving, mostly for personal use,
>> few php apps, anti-virus and anti-spam. This server will replace an
>> older and no longer supported Mandriva based server. What I was
>> wondering about is whether I should go with 7.04 server or 6.06 LTS
>> The machine I will use is a newer machine so I would like to
>> make sure that whatever version I will use will support the hardware.
> I don't think that 7.04 or 6.06LTS will differ in their hardware needs.
>> I also would like to have the latest AV and spam fighting tools.
> What is an argument for 7.04, it's the later release
My experience with spamassasin is that it works great for a while until
the spammers manage to get around it. Unless I keep updating it, the
amount of spam that manages to get through keeps growing.
>> In addition, if I decide to install 7.04, next year when the new LTS
>> version will be released, will I be able to upgrade (i.e. from non-LTS
>> to LTS)?
> I would say yes, upgrading should be no problem because it's only an upgrade
> from one release (7.04, feisty) to the next (?.0?, gutsy).
This good news.
>> I know that the LTS version will be supported until 2011, which
>> I love, but the question is whether the AV and anti-spam tools also get
>> updated or do they get only security updates.
> AFAIK there are only security updates whithin one release cycle, e.g.
> spamassassin in feisty is 3.1.7 but in gutsy it's 3.2.0.
> But IMO there is a better Debian based server distribution than ubuntu, it's
> the univention Corporate Server (ucs) / univention Groupware Server (ugs),
> and of course it's also for free.  (download, german)  pdf file with an
> overview, in english)
> If you are looking for a server distribution you should have a look at
> univention ucs / ugs. In my opinion what Ubuntu is to Debian in the desktop
> field is ucs/gs to Ubuntu Server in the server field. (May be ucs is what we
> will see as ubuntu server in the future, hope so)
> Give it a try, you will like it.
>  download: http://download.univention.de/download/ucs-cds/ucs1.3-2/
>  overview in english:
Thank you for the information about Univention.
I will take a look although the web site has very little information in
English. I hope that the software is multi-lingual. I did like the
admin facility from the little I understood (after not speaking German
for more then 25 year, I am VERY rusty)...
Since I am building a new server and I am not in a hurry, I can afford
to check out different solutions and see which one works better for me.
If it does support English I will give both Univention ucs and Ubuntu
server and see which one I like better.
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