SmartBOX 1.0.2

Smartbox is a easy-to-manage resilient, minimal hardware specificiation, and feature rich network server.

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Nick Blundell
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Smartbox is a completely open source easy-to-install, easy-to-manage resilient, minimal hardware specificiation, and feature rich network server (with an emphasis on ease of use) capable of:

Windows domain control (using samba)
History-based backup and recover system (using rsnapshot)
Simple software RAID(mirrored discs)
Remote peer-to-peer backup to an untrusted peer (i.e. another smartbox)
Groupware server (e.g. wikidbase, open-xchange, opengroupware, etc.)
Email server
Asterisk software PBX to support a local VoIP phone system

This project, which is based on the highly stable and well supported ubuntu linux distribution, is aimed at voluntary and non-profit organisations that could do better than to pay a big wad of cash for the purchase and maintenance of conventional network servers over which they have little control (e.g. to add new users to the network themselves, recover files from the backup system, etc.).

The design of this system is entirely based upon research into the voluntary and community organisation (VCO) sector by team members of Illuminate ICT, and by the wider findings of other ICT Hub projects.

Here are some key features of "SmartBOX":

New: wikidbase (development version): go to port 8888 of the smartbox (e.g. http://smartbox:8888) and enter user/password: admin/wikidbase
Windows domain controller
Automatic logon.bat generator for auto-mounting relevant windows shares on the client.
Historical backup system with pre-mounted backup folder for easy recovery of lost files
Simple RAID management
Web interface for simple configuration.
Remote smartbox-to-smartbox backup as this is under development, this does not yet encrypt data on the remote server, as it will do when complete.

What's New in This Release:

SmartBOX has been ported to Ubuntu 8.04.

Last updated on July 16th, 2008

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