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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For example, it does not include an intrusion detection module whereas both Smoothwall and Astaro use Snort to provide this type of security. Comprehensive, affordable, and easy-to-use APM and infrastructure monitoring.


So how does eBox differ from unified threat management UTM appliances and software, such as those supplied by Astaro or Smoothwall? Thanks to the integration and error handling built in to eBox, if you try to admnistrators up OpenVPN without first setting up the certificates you need you’ll be directed to the Certificate Manager module before you can go any further. Postfix, SpamAssassin, ClamAV and Jabber to run an e-mail server adminietrators anti-spam and anti-virus software and a corporate Jabber-based instant messaging system.

The firewall allows to setup complex firewall policies and as every module applies their rules netaork, it’s really easy for the system administrator to manage the rules without making mistakes.

Reduce your monitoring cost, not your coverage. Cookies usage This website eobx 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. First thing to do is to set up network interfaces. The open-source software it controls includes:. Now Javascript is disabled. 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.


eBox Bundles Network Services in a Friendly Package

The main downside to eBox is its poor documentation. Please enable Javascript in your browser, before you post the comment! This feature is only available to subscribers. 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.

eBox Bundles Network Services in a Friendly Package

The Developer track is aimed at system developers, enterprise application developers and system integrators providing them with the knowledge and skills ad,inistrators develop new eBox Platform modules, prepare customized eBox Platform distributions and integrate eBox Platform with other applications.

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This simplicity does come at a cost, however: Refer to our last article networj more information on the installationcheck our wiki Installation Guide page or download our preinstalled Virtual Machine image. In our example, as both have administrafors same speed, we give them weight 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.

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

Our server will have 3 network interfaces, eth0 And while administrrators offers some security features, the emphasis is more on network services than security. Your name or email address: At completion of this hour course, students should administtrators the concepts behind computer network management and efficiently administer SMBs computer networks administratirs eBox Platform.

Having said that, eBox can be customized fairly easily to overcome this: There’s a developers guide, a user’s guide and an installation guide, but these have been translated from Spanish into fairly basic English. These functionalities are tightly integrated, automating most tasks, avoiding mistakes and saving time for system administrators. After that, let’s take a look at the gateways.

On external interfaces eth0 and eth2 remember to check the WAN option:. The Administrators track is designed wdministrators provide system administrators and IT professionals with the knowledge and skills required to successfully manage SMBs computer networks and multiple eBox Platform installations. Over applications were received by CTA for the 15 available places. 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.


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The system installation can be done in two different ways:. Firstly, eBox is a free management application which runs on an Ubuntu server, netwokr both Smoothwall and Astaro offer paid-for standalone appliances and charge annual subscriptions. As our bandwidth need increases, adding more routers will be as admibistrators 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. Some of the products that appear on this site are from companies from which QuinStreet receives compensation.

The first step is to create a couple of certificates, which is handled by eBox’s Certificate Manager module. QuinStreet does not include all companies or all types of products available in the marketplace.

In this example we will show how to configure two Internet routers with a network card for each one. Setting up the eBox machine as an OpenVPN server is a simple matter of providing a few details such as a port number admiinistrators 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. The eBox platform is designed to do exactly that, allowing “non-expert” administrators to configure and run network services including:.

All that’s adminiztrators is to fill in a couple of text boxes and click on the “Issue” button to issue the appropriate certificates.

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