It contains a large number of services that can be provided and pre-configured by your Mandriva Linux Corporate Server 4: a file server (on Windows networks or via NFS or FTP), a print server (via Samba printer sharing), an email server (complete with POP, IMAP or webmail access), and some miscellaneous network services which are not turned on by default (DHCP, DNS, NTP and PXE).
This stack contains what is needed to make other services work. This includes an identity server (based on OpenLDAP or on Kerberos) to use for various authentication mechanisms, a choice of RDBMS, a web server and a web proxy.
server comes with a suggested DIT (Directory
Information Tree) to use with it. This DIT implements a granular
group-based access control via several standard administration
groups (for common services, including pre-configured system
accounts, for sudo, samba,
etc.). See the
README file of package
openldap-mandriva-dit for more
The system administration tools are complete applications tailored for day-to-day administration, such as Nagios and Webmin. The networking tools are a set of small, handy tools, for network supervision, monitoring and maintenance. These include a firewall, an intrusion detection system (Snort) and wireless utilities.
When you've selected a software stack (by clicking on the icon or on the Install link), a screen explains what you're about to install. You can start the installation directly (in this case you'll install the default selections), or click on the arrows to get more details about the software bundles, deselect some of them, choose other defaults, etc.
Once the installation is done, Fibric offers to configure some of the new services. Follow the instructions given on the left side of your screen. The new services will be configured and properly started.