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eBox Installation and Configuration in Debian

What is eBox ?

eBox management tool will effectively and easily help you managing the advanced services for your corporate network. eBox is a framework for the development and deployment of network services in small and medium-sized networks, offering a simplified graphical interface to non expert users. It can be set up as a gateway, having some extra features over a usual router.

eBox Features

Network Configuration
Firewall with NAT/Port redirections
HTTP Proxy and content filtering
DHCP server
Configuration backups
Windows user, file sharing
PDC support
Printing server
DNS Cache
Jabber server
NTP server
Software updates
Mail server
Debian Installer

Download eBox

http://www.ebox-platform.com/download

eBox Documentation

http://www.ebox-platform.com/users-guide

eBox Screenshots

http://www.ebox-platform.com/screenshots

Installing eBox in Debian

You need to add the below source list to your /etc/apt/sources.list file and save this file

deb http://ebox-platform.com/debian/stable/ ebox/
deb http://ebox-platform.com/debian/stable/ extra/

If you have another MTA installed in your Debian Sarge box you will need to install Postfix from Debian sources before installing eBox.

Now you need to run the following commands

# apt-get update
# apt-get install ebox libebox \
ebox-network ebox-objects ebox-mail \
ebox-firewall ebox-logs ebox-samba \
ebox-dns-cache ebox-dhcp ebox-squid \
ebox-usersandgroups ebox-software ebox-ntp \
ebox-printers

This will install all the required eBox software.

When you finally install "eBox platform", we could access it from a web browser, writing the IP adress we configured before the installation on our system. Please remember, eBox uses HTTPS to access management interface. Default password for eBox administration interface is ebox.

Now if you want to know how to use this check the eBox user guide link menctioned above.