I have been running a customized version Amahi for a couple years for my
Samba server. It is time for an upgrade, and I will be moving away from
Amahi, as they have abandoned Fedora for Ubuntu.
Back when I selected Amahi to replace my 15 year old NT server, I looked
around and only considered SME Server as an alternative, but they were
still on Centos 4.7 with the Centos 5 based version still off in some
So I am now looking around again. My 'needs' are small: NT style
shares with mobile profiles. I only have half a dozen XP systems here.
I suppose at some point I will be adding Win7 systems.
So far I have two options:
Pull off the config files from my Amahi server: Bind, DHCP, Samba, and
probably MySQL. I had customized things enough (and few of my 'bug'
fixes made it back into the base) that I know what to pull out to make a
Go with SME Server 8.0 which was released back in May and is based on
So my question to all of you is, what other options are out there? A
Win7 future kind of makes SME more attractive than rolling my own. I
would NOT be using SME for my mail server. That will be in a separate post.