[oclug] Need Help: Linux, SugarCRM, ASTERIX, RSync ...
guybon63 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 17:21:01 EST 2008
Thanks for the info,
What I am looking for is someone who can provide me with some setup
services. This is a home startup. Although I could eventually spend time to
learn to set up these systems, I don't have the time. Some of you guys are
intimate with some of these Open Source Software and it could be done in
I will be installing Debian Linux on a dedicated server and I need the
following functionality to start:
Asterix with a few lines coming in: I have some people helping with phone
calls depending on the day, so they will have VOIP handsets and will be
receiving calls depending on the day, with possible overflow to my cell.
P.S. What is a good ( the best option ) VOIP service provider in Ottawa ?
DNS: a local copy
SugarCRM Comunity version
Joomla CMS ( I have running on a hosted Domain )
And more to come.
I was told Brad Barnett knew a lot about Asterix and VOIP ? How do I get a
hold of him?
If anyone can help me and make some money on the side, let me know.
On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 10:59 PM, Damian Gerow <dgerow at afflictions.org>wrote:
> Guy Bonneau wrote:
> : I was told this was a good place to meet the local linux community and
> : connected with some help.
> You're definitely in the right place. Welcome!
> : 1. What is a good linux system or does it matter? I was thinking AMD64, I
> : have used some HP AMD 64s with no problems. I was told Debian is a good
> : stable production Linux. Comments.
> Most people these days seem to go Ubuntu: it's easy to install, it Just
> Works^TM, and it's based on Debian. In all honesty, so long as you pick a
> distribution that's appropriate for your knowledge level, it doesn't really
> A few of the most popular are:
> Ubuntu - Never used it myself, but everyone I know who uses it loves it.
> Easy to install, easy to configure, easy to maintain, and is backed
> by a company that seems to have its heart and soul in OSS. Based on
> Debian, which has been around for as long as I can remember.
> Gentoo - My personal preferred distro, it's a complete DIY system. Only
> worth looking at if you're already fairly knowledgable, or are
> willing to spend the time to figure out how it all works. It's a
> more modern distro, having cropped up about five years ago (or so?).
> Fedora - Kinda, sorta the testbed for RedHat's Linux, this one's been
> around, in one form or another, for a number of years. Very mature,
> very stable, and is based on the RPM package format. You'll also
> find that if you need to install software from a company (think
> Oracle), they'll likely distribute it in RPM format.
> OpenSUSE - Novell's kinda-sorta testbed for their own Linux distro. Based
> RPM, it's got the backing of a large company that appears to have
> 'seen the light' (so to speak) a few years back, dropped their DOS
> efforts, and moved to Linux. I've used it fairly extensively; it's
> a decent distro.
> (As Fedora and OpenSUSE are pseudo-testbeds for Corporate products, they
> tend to be fairly well organized, and suitable for someone new to Linux.)
> (Honourable Mentions: Yellowdog, if you're on PPC, Mandriva, and the
> venerable Slackware.)
> The bigger question is platform. Two years ago, I would have said to stay
> away from AMD64, and stick with i386. You'll find a great number of things
> don't work right on amd64 -- namely Flash -- and that things tend to run
> more slowly on amd64 than i386. The only real, tangible benefit provided
> amd64 is that it can properly address >4GB of RAM. (That, and if you're
> crunching numbers on large data sets, amd64 can be optimized to be faster.)
> There's a famous quote that paraphrased comes out like: the last of the
> previous generation is always better than the first of the current. We're
> still pretty new into 64-bit territory, so it's not terribly common to find
> 64-bit optimized cases. That being said, we're much, much further along
> than two years ago, and I've got a 64-bit OS on my laptop right now. TBH,
> I'm actually curious to see what the list has to say about x86 vs. x64.
> One of the bigger questions you'll need to ask yourself is: are you going
> hardcore OSS, or are you okay with some proprietary bits in your system?
> : 2. Local Linux Server ( maybe 2 mirrored ) mirrored with setup on Hosted
> : Server ( BlueHost currently ) Joomla Website ( NOW ), SugarCRM Community
> : NOW ), Asterix , and RSYNC
> Erm... I don't really understand the question?
> Instead of having two duplicated servers, I'd suggest regular backups.
> wind up being cheaper and much easier in the long run. Sure, downtime
> be longer when you crash -- everything eventually crashes -- but not having
> to worry about synchronization, patches, etc. is a Good Thing.
> : 4. Website: A form on the Joomla site, send data to SugarCRM Leads Table.
> : 5. Synchronizing Google Calendar with SugarCRM.
> For any SugarCRM modifications, I'd suggest looking at their website for
> things like mailing lists, forums, wikis, etc.
> Actually, I just did a search for "sugarcrm google calendar", and the
> hit looks promising. That, and they seem to have a site called
> set up, which, given the name, makes me think it's a repository for
> extensions, plugins, hacks, scripts, and the like to modify and extend
> SugarCRM's capabilities and behaviours.
> : There are other things I would like to do ( email server, email scripting
> : filtering etc ... ), but these are the first priority.
> If I can make a suggestion...
> If you're going to be setting this up for a small office, seriously
> putting out a monitoring system. It doesn't need to be fancy, but if you
> take the time to properly deploy, say, Nagios, you'll wind up thanking
> yourself some day.
> (The single smartest thing I've ever done with my home setup was to enable
> the S.M.A.R.T. monitoring daemon, so I know when drives in my disk array
> going bad.)
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