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Installation and Upgrades / SOGO without OpenChange?
« on: March 28, 2015, 06:08:25 pm »
I'm not completely clear about the relationship between SOGO and OpenChange, but this is what I believe: SOGO is a groupware server, providing shared contacts, email, and calendars; OpenChange is for making SOGO (and other groupware servers?) accessible by Microsoft Outlook (possibly other MS products?). Is this approximately correct? My main question is whether I need to configure or have installed the OpenChange component in Zentyal 4 if I don't plan to use Outlook. I would probably use the Thunderbird client on Windows machines, and Apple's Mail, Contacts, and Calendar applications on Mac machines. Any clarification would be most welcome. Thanks!

Installation and Upgrades / Book on Zentyal 4?
« on: October 14, 2014, 06:54:45 am »
I know you guys are working hard to get 4.0 released in a couple of weeks, but I was wondering when/if there will be a new version of the book "Zentyal for Network Administrators"?

Installation and Upgrades / Hamachi / IPV6 on 3.5
« on: July 20, 2014, 05:18:27 am »
I have been trying to install Logmein Hamachi on Zentyal 3.5, initially without success. Hamachi's log showed that it was failing on opening an IPV6 connection. I did a diff on /etc/sysctl.conf between the Zentyal installation and that of a generic Ubuntu 14.04 server, and the only difference was that Zentyal's sysctl.conf had three lines added to it at the end:

    net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1
    net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1
    net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 1

I commented these lines out and rebooted, and Hamachi works fine. The question is whether this is likely to break Zentyal.


Installation and Upgrades / VPN Server without Port Forwarding
« on: July 08, 2014, 04:34:09 am »
I don't understand the requirements for Zentyal to act as a VPN server. Specifically, my Zentyal server is on a LAN that accesses the internet through an ISP; all packets flow through the ISP's router/firewall using NAT, and I have no access to the router in order to setup port forwarding. From what I've been reading elsewhere, I would need to do something with TUN/TAP in order to "punch a hole" in the ISP's router, and also have access to a VPN server external to my LAN. Before I installed Zentyal, I used LogMeIn Hamachi under Ubuntu 12.04 with no problems ( provides the VPN server). I tried running Hamachi on my Zentyal server, but could never get it to connect (other non-Zentyal computers on the LAN were able to connect fine). Thoughts?

Installation and Upgrades / [3.5] Changing Linux passwords fails
« on: July 03, 2014, 04:45:56 am »
I just installed 3.5 from scratch, and did a very minimal configuration (I only selected the Web Server module). I am trying to change the password of the Linux root user by typing "sudo passwd root" at the command line. First, the sudo command asks for my password, which I type. The passwd command then prompts me for the new password for root, and when I type it, I get the following error messages (two lines):

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/var/cache/cracklib/cracklib_dict.pwd: No such file or directory
BAD PASSWORD: The password fails the dictionary check - error loading dictionary

Any ideas?

Sorry for the naive questions, but I even bought the config ebook hoping for a detailed explanation of how to configure a web server (as well as web apps I want to install on it) under Zentyal 3.x (I'm using the latest beta 3.5 until the release tomorrow). I know how to configure Apache 2 under various Linux distros, and see that Zentyal itself is using Nginx internally.

So my basic questions are:
  • Is it going against the spirit of the software to directly install my own web apps on the internal Nginx server?
  • Same for the pre-installed instance of MySQL, i.e. my web app uses MySQL, so should I use the one that is installed with Zentyal, or should I try to figure out how to make two MySQL servers co-exist - the internal one installed in the LSB directories, and another installed somewhere else, such as /usr/local?
  • Assuming I'm supposed to use virtual hosts, as shown in the documentation, where should I put my content? For example, I tried creating a virtual host called "test" - should I put my content in /var/www/test? I saw in an earlier post somewhere in one of the Zentyal forums that it should be /srv/www/...
  • Is it possible to use the default virtual host for my own web content? I.e. if my host is running Zentyal (accessible at https:, should I be able to host my own web content at
Maybe my problem is that I need to read the doc like a newbie instead of a geek that knows a little too much (a little knowledge is a dangerous thing :-)

Many thanks in advance, and I'm looking forward to the 3.5 release!

Installation and Upgrades / Recommended Config for Daily Builds
« on: June 14, 2014, 11:05:34 pm »
I'd like to start using the daily builds as the 3.5 release approaches. I'd prefer not to download the entire ISO each day, as it takes several hours for me to download here in Ecuador. Can I start with a base install of Ubuntu Server 14.04 and then install from the beta repository (and later update daily)?

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