Solved

Linux Help

Posted on 2008-10-22
7
237 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
ID: 22774419
0
 
LVL 95

Accepted Solution

by:
Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 22774420
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
ID: 22774426
check this and you'll know with wich version of Linux it works

http://www.mailscanner.info/downloads.html
0
Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 22774434
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
ID: 22774672
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
ID: 22774715
Sorry, I wasn't been clear.

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

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 22774765
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

Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
mcrypt_create_iv() is deprecated 4 164
Error Message during CentOS 7 Minimal Install 3 45
How code a 301 redirect for folder files -> 1 file 2 41
centos commands 6 54
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how we can upgrade Python from version 2.7.6 to Python 2.7.10 on the Linux Mint operating system. I am using an Oracle Virtual Box where I have installed Linux Mint operating system version 17.2. Once yo…
It’s 2016. Password authentication should be dead — or at least close to dying. But, unfortunately, it has not traversed Quagga stage yet. Using password authentication is like laundering hotel guest linens with a washboard — it’s Passé.
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.

803 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