eBox for Network Administrators. This document is distributed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license version The first on-line training course “eBox for Network Administrators” is an intermediate course aimed at IT professionals with some experience in. The first certified eBox Platform course that corresponds to the “eBox for Network Administrators” course was held from the 11th until the 28th of.

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As our bandwidth need increases, adding more routers will be as easy as adding a new gateway, in this case all of them could be connected to the same interface using IP addresses within the same subnet.

For example, it does not include an intrusion detection module whereas both Smoothwall and Astaro use Snort to provide this type of security. By default, eBox will apply strict rules on the external interfaces and will allow outgoing connection from the LAN and from the administratora server itself. There’s a developers guide, a user’s adminustrators and an installation guide, but these have been translated from Spanish into fairly basic English.

The open-source software it controls includes:. It starts from the premise that all the software you need to run a network is available as open-source, but that getting all that software configured and entwork together can be quite tricky.

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Thanks to the integration and error handling built in to eBox, if you try to set up OpenVPN without first setting up the certificates you need you’ll be directed to the Certificate Manager module before you can go any further.

The course was aimed at IT professionals with basic knowledge on computer network management, for example, Windows system administrators interested in managing computer networks with Linux based systems. No, create an account now. These functionalities are tightly integrated, automating most tasks, avoiding mistakes and saving time for system administrators.

The Administrators track is designed to provide system administrators and IT professionals with the knowledge and skills required to successfully manage SMBs computer networks and multiple eBox Platform installations.

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Refer to our last article for more information on the installationcheck our wiki Installation Guide page or download our preinstalled Virtual Machine image.

eBox Bundles Network Services in a Friendly Package

To get an idea of how eBox can simplify what would otherwise be fairly complicated configuration routines, let’s take the example of OpenVPN, the open source VPN system which is famously tricky to set up manually. The first step is to create a couple of certificates, which is handled by eBox’s Certificate Manager module. Any action in this websites implies consent for installation and usage.

At completion of this hour course, students should understand the concepts adminiztrators computer network management and efficiently administer SMBs computer networks with eBox Platform.

Over applications were received by CTA for the 15 available places. The eBox platform is designed to do exactly that, allowing “non-expert” administrators to configure and run network services including:. Please eboox Javascript in your browser, before you post the comment! Setting up the eBox machine as an OpenVPN server is a simple matter of providing a few details such as a port number and subnet to work on and adding checks to a handful of options such as allowing client-to-client connections, or eBox-to-eBox tunnels if you want to activate them.

eBox Bundles Network Services in a Friendly Package

And that’s pretty much it. The good news is that the eBox platform is completely open-source, licensed under the GPL and free to download, with an active community developing it and driving the project forward. Cookies usage This website uses cookies for security reasons, to manage registered user sessions, interact with social networks, analyze visits and activities of anonymous or registered users, and to keep the selected language in your navigation through our pages.

In our example, as both have the same speed, we give them weight To make things even easier, eBox creates Linux and OS X or Windows bundles which can be used to install OpenVPN client software plus all the necessary configuration files onto the external computers which you want to be able to use the VPN. Our server will have 3 network interfaces, eth0 So how does eBox differ from unified threat management UTM appliances and software, such as those supplied by Astaro or Smoothwall?


So what if there was a management application with a simple web-based GUI that could install all the necessary software and do all the configuration and integration for you with just a handful of mouse clicks?

Admihistrators simplicity does come at a cost, however: Get your subscription here. And while eBox offers some security administators, the emphasis is more on network services than security. The main downside to eBox is its poor documentation. The Developer track is aimed at system developers, enterprise application developers and administratlrs integrators providing them with the knowledge and skills to develop new eBox Platform modules, prepare customized eBox Platform distributions and integrate eBox Platform with other applications.

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date. In this example we will show how to configure two Internet routers with a network card for each one.

Your name or email address: This scenario could be a typical Gateway deployment in a production environment like in a high school or a company with a maximum of users with strict content filtering requirements and multiple Internet connections.

On external interfaces eth0 and eth2 remember to check the WAN option:.

The firewall allows to setup complex firewall policies and as every module applies their rules there, it’s really easy for the system administrator to manage the rules without making mistakes. There’s also an eBox live CD which enables you to test out eBox without installing any software.

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After that, let’s take a look at the gateways.


Each time you save the changes you have made in the eBox GUI, the configuration changes are made to the underlying applications or services which are then restarted. First thing to do is to set up network interfaces. For more click here. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site including, for example, the order in which they appear.