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Date:      Tue, 26 Sep 2006 23:45:36 +0200
From:      Erik Norgaard <>
To:        Desmond Coughlan <>
Cc:        freebsd mailing list <>
Subject:   Re: calenders .. silly question !
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Desmond Coughlan wrote:
> The thread on calendars has got me thinking.... 
>   The 'non-profit' organisation I mentioned, is a school.  
>   Here in France (and no doubt in dozens of other countries), many universities have constructed 'virtual campuses'.  By that, I mean that the student logs in, he has not only his grades, but his timetable (classes, seminars etc), and he can send and receive e-mail to and from his tutors.  
>   Can this be done under FreeBSD (that was the 'silly' part of the question) ? 
>   Any pointers to where I can start learning about that stuff?  Setting up the MX is the most urgent, but afterwards, we can start to have fun with SQL, forums, campuses etc?

Honestly, I think you will have a hard time getting any useful answers: 
Your question is vague and broad and posting under a completely 
different topic is not helping.

Before asking the "how" question, you gotta understand the problem you 
want to solve - that is first, figure out what is the problem:

- how many users?
- how will you manage users?
- who will manage users?
- how will users access services?
- from where will users access services? - routing? - firewall?
- does the infrastructure exist to provide access to services?
   - network? wireless? dns? etc.
- how often will users access services?
- how much data will be handled by the servers?
- what hardware is required to support the expected traffic?
and on and on.

Once you have a clear idea of that you can start asking more concrete 

- which MTA?
- how do I setup that MTA?
- what MDA? can the MTA work as MDA?
- how do I setup that MDA?

So, I recommend you rethink your problem and make it clear what you want 
to achieve in your next post - under a suitable subject...

Cheers, Erik
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