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LinuxFocus: Building Scalable ISPs with open-source software

Oct 28, 2000, 22:41 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Atif Ghaffar)

"In my last article, I introduced you on using LDAP under Linux. I had many requests from people who were curious to know how LDAP combined with some fine open-source software can make a web mail or web hosting system."

"In this Article we will setup a scalable ISP service based on LDAP and Linux. It will touch many of the issues and questions asked. We will then use a tool called ISPMan to manage it."

"Building an ISP and then managing it is tricky, especially if you want to make it mostly automated, highly available and scalable. Running an ISP requires a team of system administrators, dedicated to the running of machines, creating accounts, managing web-sites, trouble shooting, running a help desk etc. Most of the time, the help desk has little or no control on the setup. Most of the help desks I have come in touch with desperately need help."

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