Basic questions regarding installation of Kolab
aspineux at gmail.com
Wed May 21 11:24:47 CEST 2008
On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 11:04 PM, Duffields <dhltd at telus.net> wrote:
> None of the books I bought to study Linux have any mention of Kolab in them so
> I am pretty much starting from a point of total ignorance to install Kolab.
> I used to think that I knew something about computers but I am obviously
> beyond my depth. There are some fundamental questions that are not referred
> to in what I have read and I am not able to mentally tie the things I have
> read to the installation of Kolab.
> Sorry to be so dumb but could somebody point me to where I can get answers to
> such fundamental pre-installation questions as:
> 1. Is it necessary to install Ubuntu server (or any server) on the desktop
> computer that will be used both as a client and as the Kolab server, or is
> Kolab a complete server?
Any unix like OS with a minimal install is enough. No graphical
interface is needed.
The only requirement is to install the C compiler, usually gcc and all
Then yes Kolab provide all the mail functionalities by itself.
> 2. The business of setting up my own DNS and connecting it to my mail provider
> (ISP) is perplexing. My router provides DNS service. I think I know what DNS
> is and I think that Kolab will be a domain in itself and all requests from
> all the LAN computers will be handled by the router but perhaps I am wrong.
> I see Kolab as a repository of data as well as a file controlling/locking
> device that controls access to the data stored on the Kolab server.
> Since I do not have a www domain, I assume that Kolab just requests mail from
> my ISP mail accounts and then makes it available to each client on the LAN.
You questions are very confuse (and not kolab's related). You look to be
completely lost in your network configuration.
Here are some questions you need to answer before to configure your kolab.
- Do you have a computer that can run 24/7 to receive your emails?
- Do you have an static internet public IP address ?
- Do you need to read your emails from outside your office ?
- Can your IP address receive email through port 25 ?
- Can you relay email from your server or do you need to set up a
> I am assuming that each computer on my network is considered a domain by
> Kolab. I guess I am a bit confused by the fact that it appears that there
> will be at least two Domain Name Servers on the LAN and I have trouble
> visualizing how it all fits together? Maybe I should not bother trying to
> understand what is happening and just get on with the installation, what?
> If there is any source of such on-line information suitable for ignorant
> newbies, I would appreciate knowing where to look for it.
> Thank you Allan and Paul for your help so far.
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