Yangraham A.k.a Brian Graham
I have been using Fedora since almost the beginning. I have now got involved in implimenting Fedora systems into local businesses, not bad considering I work for a Microsoft Distributor :-) But on the whole the industry is seeing a shift to Linux based resources mainly due to the ease of licensing and the lower total cost of ownership. I would like to contribute more to the project which has become my right arm when it comes to I.T systems.
I am a Senior Technical Manager at a small I.T company, we act as travelling Administrators to about 400 companies across the U.K. well I did until I moved into the office!!! Now I am more involved with specifying servers, O.S. choices and trelephone support at 4th line.
If you have any questions please drop me a line.
Plans For Fedora
I will continue to spread the word about Fedora to Small Business throughout the UK. I am also happy to help out at shows and presentations, hopefully I will get the chance to organise something myself aswell. I am already supporting Fedora by making information about the Fedora Project and indeed Red Hat to local businesses. This has included numerous implimentations.
I am currently in the process of moving some of my spare personal domains across to a new Fedora fired data center, this is proving to provide me with ample opportunity to get down and technical with Fedora on an administative / engineering level.
Corporate useage of Fedora, we (my company) are implimenting Fedora systems on a nationwide basis, these are being used as "Disaster Recovery Servers" basically this entails them having massive hard disk drives and storing Images currently created in a third party windows application, of the servers on site. If something happens then we can quickly recover the data, or indeed full server to different hardware within a very short space of time. This is working really well. I am currently looking into how we can have a massive fedora box here which will have no other purpose other than using Rsync to sync the images back here for off site backup.
I would love to hear from anyone who has used a similar system, also if there is anyway to speed up the rsync process as an 80Gb image file takes an age to sync over xDSL! :-S
Fedora 10 Mail Server Completed
I have now completed the installation of my Fedora Mail server! Dual Core, 4Gb RAM, 1Tb Hard Disk, it rocks :-) I have found using the spamassassin milter with the clamav milter provides good results. I am using Dovecot to provide Imap services and Sendmail for the incoming SMTP feed. The whole thing just works! A refreshing change in todays world.
I found clamav very easy to install and to update using cron and freshclam. The configuration fo sendmail was something I was not looking forward to but it only took about 15 minutes. Everything was so easy to do.
I am currently running a free in house 5 week training course on Fedora for my company. This is going to entail the usual installation, configuration things and also a few fun bits too, more to demonstrate the versatility of Fedora as an OS. I am looking to roll this course out to become a public course. I am currently intalks with local venue providers, libraries etc. To find a way to provide this course free of charge. The course will be asically 5 weeks for 2 hours one night per week.
1st Week -- Open Source Overview / Installation -- Completed
We managed to cover the roots of Red Hat / Fedora, Why use Linux, the open source license agreement, how the disk is organised and partitions created, also we skipped through a full install and the "yum update".
2nd Week -- Samba and File and Printer Sharing 3rd Week -- AntiVirus and Antispam overview / Cnnfiguration 4th Week -- Mail Server / Mail Client overview / configuration 5th Week -- Administration and Questions Answered
I will update once I have avenue. Also I will try and upload some pictures of he course in action.
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