Linux, Samba, & D3 Network System - Implementation Goals & Objectives for New City Hall Network 1995
Evolution Not Revolution
- Minimize downtime during transition to the new system
- Plan to deploy small servers in the campus buildings,
- Water Services.
- Retain familiar PICK applications.
- Users wil be faced with a totally new environment,
- Word Processor,
- Spread Sheet.
Satisfy High Expectations of Networked PCs
- All local governments are faced with shrinking budgets
- Use commodity equipment where practical.
- Eliminate costly maintenance contracts where possible.
- Use the most efficient platform while maintaining system integrity.
- Build redundancy into system by storing all software on the PC in standardized configuration
- Microsoft Office to be the standard for word processing and spreadsheets.
- PCs should be able to operate even if Network Server is down.
Centralized Data Storage for Backup and Administration
- Since the City already has UNIX, build the network on proven and low or no cost Internet standards
- PC file and print sharing to be SAMBA that runs as a process on the UNIX server
- Electronic mail to use SMTOP and POP. This will provide both internal and external mail solutions
- Apache Web Server to provide City's external web presence as well as internal for sharing documents and providing platform independence.
- Database must be seamlessly integrated into this open system network.
- Provide the means of loading a standardized PC image for ease of loading (re-loading) PCs.
- For easy backup and administration all data shall be stored on the servers. No user data will be allowed on the local PC.