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NewsForge: Migrating CommuniGate Pro from Windows to Linux

Jul 24, 2003, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Stahl)

"Stalker Software's CommuniGate Pro is an affordable, robust, cross-platform email server that supports nearly every mail standard out there. I recently migrated a live CommuniGate Pro installation from Windows NT 4.0 to Red Hat Linux 9 and improved my client's messaging performance. The process wasn't difficult, but if you're contemplating a similar migration, let me warn you about a few things to watch out for.

"My client needed to upgrade his messaging because his Windows NT-based server was a bit long in the tooth and straining under the current demand for its services. Based mostly on cost and partly on my recommendation, the organization chose not to upgrade to Windows 2000. Continuing to use Windows NT was not an option due to Microsoft's choice to stop supporting the product.

"The cross platform nature of CommuniGate Pro is a virtue for current and potential customers. The software runs natively on more than 30 OS and platform combinations ranging from Windows 95 to IBM OS/400. An issue tied closely with platform compatibility is scaleability. CommuniGate Pro, through clustering, can scale to millions of user accounts. A German company uses CommuniGate Pro to service over 4.5 million customers...""

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