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Artica Postfix a nice Open Source web interface Administration

Jun 15, 2009, 22:32 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Touzeau for this link. ]

I would like to share with you a new Open Source project that is developped on Linux i386. This project is called "Artica Postfix". It is designed to offer Postfix, fetchmail, dnsmasq, LDAP, squid,samba, dansguardian features without technical skills through a web browser with a nice web interface. The main goal of this project is to provide Linux capabilities to people who do not have the time or skills to integrate a full Mail systems or Files sharing systems or Proxy systems.

Indeed, Linux is now available to all users, at least with regard to its installation. Regards to the administration and the integration of "professional" applications, that is another story .(...) The addition of products such as Postfix, LDAP, Cyrus, fetchmail, procmail, amavis, clamav, spamassassin ... is still art.

Moreover, once this mission, it remains to configure and maintain all products listed above. Artica For Postfix / SQUID is a project that answer to this request.

It offers the possibility to any novice installing all these components without technical knowledge.

After installing all components, Artica For Postfix provide a user-friendly web interface for managing mailboxes / user accounts and all rules and parameters that Postfix / SQUID /Samba provides. The administration interface is developped in PHP and Ajax and available in Open Source.

Installation procedure is simple: Artica Core is the base and the hub. you add "modules" to make an SMTP relay and / or a mailbox server and / or webmail and / or a web proxy and / or a secure web proxy.

Its goal is different from other consoles administrations already available. Webmin, for example provides a comprehensive but does not help administrator's settings and its approach does not provide a "common thread"

The project is on sourceforge.net and has been downloaded more than 10.000 times. Rpm and deb files are available for download. Some screenshots are available on the Artica website

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