Solved

Linux Help

Posted on 2008-10-22
7
235 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Hi,
We are completely new to linux so please forgive my ignorance

We are looking to build a server which will run Mailscanner software. The software runs on any unix-based system.

Can I use linux for this?

If so, where can I obtain the software?
0
Comment
Question by:carrgater31
7 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:owensleftfoot
Comment Utility
0
 
LVL 95

Accepted Solution

by:
Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
The software does work with linux based on documentation on their site.  (this page references Red Hat 9 - an old linux distro http://wiki.mailscanner.info/doku.php?id=maq:index#how_to_setup_a_mailscanner_server

As for where you can get linux, go to http://distrowatch.com/ and pick one.  I would suggest you try first with Ubuntu Server and see if Mailscanner is an app in it's software repository - if it is, it should initially install easily (configuration may be another story).  

If it isn't, you can probably try Fedora or CentOS - Red Hat no longer issues a distro under it's Red Hat name for free - they have the PAID Red Hat Enterprise Linux.  Fedora IS a free version that is essentially owned by Red Hat.  CentOS is a version that another organization issues using the source from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Every version of Linux must have it's source issued freely).
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:michofreiha
Comment Utility
check this and you'll know with wich version of Linux it works

http://www.mailscanner.info/downloads.html
0
Complete Microsoft Windows PC® & Mac Backup

Backup and recovery solutions to protect all your PCs & Mac– on-premises or in remote locations. Acronis backs up entire PC or Mac with patented reliable disk imaging technology and you will be able to restore workstations to a new, dissimilar hardware in minutes.

 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
Comment Utility
owensleftfoot - what exactly is your point - I think he knows the web site of the product...  

You do know that posting of links with ZERO explanation is not appropriate.
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:owensleftfoot
Comment Utility
Maybe you didnt read "If so, where can I obtain the software?" leew? I told him where he could obtain it. That ok with you?
0
 

Author Comment

by:carrgater31
Comment Utility
Sorry, I wasn't been clear.

I meant where can I obtain the Linux software...
0
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
Comment Utility
owensleftfoot,

If you were not aware, posting of links with ZERO explanations is not appropriate.  

Even a brief explanation like "You can download Mailscanner from ..." would have removed the extreme ambiguity from your posting.
0

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Over the last ten+ years I have seen Linux configuration tools come and go. In the early days there was the tried-and-true, all-powerful linuxconf that many thought would remain the one and only Linux configuration tool until the end of times. Well,…
The purpose of this article is to fix the unknown display problem in Linux Mint operating system. After installing the OS if you see Display monitor is not recognized then we can install "MESA" utilities to fix this problem or we can install additio…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now