Linux Journal's Marcel Gagné reviews the e-smith server
and gateway package: a turnkey secure server package with a web
administration front-end. His findings? A good package that home
users won't be drawn to, but that will fit the bill perfectly for
resellers and small-to-medium-sized businesses.
All in all, e-smith is an excellent idea. It provides a
neat, packaged solution with a strong emphasis on security that is
quite admirable if not downright laudable. The web interface means
you can then turn the finished product over to your customers so
they can handle their own administration once the installation is
complete. Finally, the update service means you can let someone
else keep an eye on security fixes and updates.
In particular, I believe that this is an excellent product for
resellers or systems integrators. It provides them with an
easy-to-deploy and easy-to-administer solution. My experience with
the installation process confirmed that for me. Would I recommend
this for the home user? Probably not. Would I recommend it for
small- and medium-sized businesses that need an internet server and
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