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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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. In our example, as both have the same speed, we give them weight 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. All that’s needed is to fill in a couple of text boxes and click on the “Issue” button to issue the appropriate certificates.

In this example we will show how to configure two Internet routers with a network card for each one. Cookies usage This website uses cookies for security reasons, to manage registered user sessions, interact with social networks, analyze visits and activities of anonymous or registered users, and to keep the selected language in your navigation through our pages. 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.

On external interfaces eth0 and eth2 remember to check the WAN option:. The eBox platform is designed to do exactly that, allowing “non-expert” administrators to configure and run network services including:. 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.

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No, create an account now. First thing to do is to set up network interfaces.

Yes, my password is: Any action in this websites implies consent for installation and usage. After that, let’s take a administratogs at the gateways. 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. 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.


The main downside to eBox is its poor documentation. 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 adjinistrators, prepare customized eBox Platform distributions and integrate eBox Platform with other applications.


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 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. 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.

So what if there was a management application with a simple web-based GUI that could install administratore the necessary software and do all the configuration and integration for you with just a handful of mouse netwotk So how does eBox differ from unified threat management UTM appliances and software, such as those supplied by Astaro or Smoothwall?

Refer to our last article for more information on the installationcheck our wiki Installation Guide page or download our preinstalled Virtual Machine image. For more click here. Each time you save the changes you have made in the eBox GUI, the configuration changes are made to the underlying applications or services which are then restarted.

Some of the products that appear on this site are from companies adinistrators which QuinStreet receives compensation. These functionalities are tightly integrated, automating most tasks, avoiding mistakes and saving time for system administrators. The first step is to create a couple of certificates, which is handled by eBox’s Certificate Manager module.


Using eBox As A Gateway: Firewall, Traffic Shaping, HTTP Proxy And More

The course was aimed at IT professionals with basic knowledge on computer network management, for example, Windows system administrators interested in managing computer networks with Linux based hetwork.

There’s a developers guide, a enox guide and an installation guide, but these have been translated from Spanish into fairly basic English. This simplicity does come at a cost, however: Now Javascript is disabled. The open-source software it controls includes:. Please enable Javascript in your browser, before you post the comment!

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And that’s pretty much it. And while eBox offers some security features, the emphasis is more on network services than security. 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. At completion of this hour course, students should understand the concepts behind computer network management and efficiently administer SMBs computer networks with eBox Platform.

Get your subscription here. Comprehensive, affordable, and easy-to-use APM and infrastructure monitoring. If you are interested in trying eBox out you can 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.

Beox also an eBox live CD which enables you to test out eBox without installing any software. The eBox platform is designed to do exactly that, allowing “non-expert” administrators to configure and run network services including: Thanks to the integration and error handling built in to eBox, if you try to set up OpenVPN without first setting up the certificates you need you’ll be directed to the Certificate Manager module before you networj go any further.