eBox for Network Administrators. This document is distributed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license version The first on-line training course “eBox for Network Administrators” is an intermediate course aimed at IT professionals with some experience in. The first certified eBox Platform course that corresponds to the “eBox for Network Administrators” course was held from the 11th until the 28th of.
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And that’s pretty much it. Nstwork functionalities are tightly integrated, automating most tasks, avoiding mistakes and saving time for system administrators. Yes, my password is: The latest network routers, software, management tools and information for enterprise IT administrators.
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Your name or email address: As our bandwidth need increases, adding more routers will be as easy as adding a new gateway, in this case all of them could be connected to the same interface using IP addresses within the same subnet.
The firewall allows to setup complex firewall policies and as every module applies their rules there, it’s really easy for the system administrator to manage the rules without making mistakes. Comprehensive, affordable, and easy-to-use APM and infrastructure monitoring.
The open-source software it controls includes:. To get an idea of how eBox can simplify what would otherwise be fairly complicated configuration routines, let’s take the example of OpenVPN, the open source VPN system which is famously tricky to set up manually.
So how does eBox differ from unified threat management UTM appliances and software, such as those supplied by Astaro or Smoothwall? All that’s needed is to fill in a couple of text boxes and click on the “Issue” button to issue the appropriate certificates.
It starts from the premise that all the software you need to run a network is available as open-source, but that getting all that software configured and running together can be quite tricky.
By default, eBox will apply strict rules on the external interfaces and will allow outgoing connection from the LAN and from the eBox server itself. Log in or Sign up. So what if there was a management application with a simple web-based GUI that could install all the necessary software and do all the configuration and integration for you with just a handful of mouse clicks?
Refer to our last article for more information on the installationcheck our wiki Installation Guide page administratofs download our preinstalled Virtual Machine image. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site including, for example, the order in which they appear.
This simplicity does come at a cost, however: There’s also an eBox live CD which enables you to test out eBox without installing any software. Over applications were received by CTA for the 15 available places.
This scenario could be a typical Gateway deployment in a production environment like in a high school or a company with a maximum of users with strict content filtering requirements and multiple Internet connections. The course was aimed at IT professionals with basic knowledge on computer networj management, for example, Windows system administrators interested in managing computer networks with Linux based systems. You can give them names to remember which one you talking about and use the Weight parameter to define the relation of bandwidth capacity of each connection.
The first step is to create a couple of certificates, which is handled by eBox’s Certificate Manager module. Reduce your monitoring cost, not your coverage.
The eox platform is designed to do exactly that, netwrk “non-expert” administrators to configure and run network services including:. Firstly, eBox is a free management application which runs on an Ubuntu server, while both Smoothwall and Astaro offer paid-for standalone appliances and charge annual subscriptions.
The main downside to eBox is its poor networi. Some of the products that appear on this site are from companies from which QuinStreet receives compensation. The Administrators track is designed to provide system administrators and IT professionals with the knowledge and skills required to successfully manage SMBs computer networks and multiple eBox Platform installations.
At completion of this hour course, adminiztrators should understand the adminidtrators behind computer network management and efficiently administer SMBs computer networks with eBox Platform.
After that, let’s take a look at the gateways. If you are interested in trying eBox out you adminishrators install the packages on an existing Ubuntu box from Synaptic, or download the eBox installerwhich installs Ubuntu Hardy Heron plus eBox and all its dependencies onto a bare machine. QuinStreet does not include all companies or all types of products available in the marketplace. Setting up the eBox machine as an OpenVPN server is a simple matter of providing a few details such as a port number and subnet to work on and adding checks to a handful of options such as allowing client-to-client connections, or eBox-to-eBox tunnels if you want to activate them.
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In our example, as both have the same speed, we give them weight For example, it does not include an intrusion detection module whereas both Smoothwall and Astaro use Snort to provide this type of security. On external interfaces eth0 and eth2 remember to check the WAN option:. The good news is that the eBox platform is completely open-source, licensed under the GPL and free to download, with an active community developing it and driving the project forward.
Thanks to the integration and error handling built in to eBox, if you try to set up Ebpx without first setting up the certificates you need you’ll be directed to the Certificate Manager module before you can go any further. There’s a developers guide, a user’s guide and an installation guide, but these have been translated from Spanish into fairly basic English. Postfix, SpamAssassin, ClamAV and Jabber to run an e-mail server with anti-spam and anti-virus software and a corporate Jabber-based instant messaging system.
The Developer track is aimed at system developers, enterprise application developers and system integrators providing them with the knowledge and skills to develop new eBox Platform modules, prepare customized eBox Platform distributions and integrate eboc Platform with other applications.
The system installation can be done in two different ways:. To make things even easier, eBox creates Linux and OS X or Windows bundles which can be used to install OpenVPN client software plus all the necessary configuration files onto the external computers which you want to be able to use the VPN. Any action in this websites implies consent for installation and usage.