A Debian server like a Windows domain network.

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A Debian server like a Windows domain network.

Postby hack3rcon » 2020-06-23 21:05

Consider a Windows network that provide services to a local network. A domain something like "windomain.win" that clients joined to it, a DHCP server that broadcast IP address to the clients, a DNS server, an internet gateway that share the internet connection between clients, an active directory that each client has its own account for logging to the system and a file server with some folders and special permissions for the clients.
If this network want to migrate to the Linux then which services are needed?

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Re: A Debian server like a Windows domain network.

Postby Bloom » 2020-06-23 21:12

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Re: A Debian server like a Windows domain network.

Postby zenlord » 2020-07-15 14:57

I am in the process of completing such an install. We have been using Debian on our server and +-10 clients for +10 years now, and this is the first time I took it upon my self to install a server from scratch.

These are the services you need:
* NTP (NTPsec)
* DNS (Bind9)
* DHCP (dhcpd)
* LDAP (openldap)
* Kerberos (MIT krb5)
* NFSv4 (either via ZFS-on-linux or via plain NFS)
* SMTP (Exim4 + spamassassin + SPF + DKIM + DMARC)
* IMAP (Dovecot + Sieve + Solr)
* IPP (cups)
* HTTP/S (Apache + PHP) -> Matrix Synapse + riot.im + Jitsi Meet
* SQL (Postgresql)
* SIP + PBX (asterisk)
* SSL certificates via Certbot/LetsEncrypt

/EDIT: almost forgot nftables (only opening those ports the above services require) + fail2ban (absolute requirement if you are thinking of opening up ports 5060/5061 for SIP...)

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