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February 20, 2009

School Server released

Armada group and ALT Linux company are happy to release School Server distribution, based on ALT Linux OfficeServer technological base and targeted at schools and other educational institutions. This release of School Server is an extended version of a server suite for educational institutions that was developed for the government contract in the end of 2008. The distro has no version number - that signifies the beginning of a new line of distributions.

School Server includes:

  •   Linux kernel 2.6.25, base system on glibc 2.5.1;
  •   LAN services: DHCP server, DNS server Bind 9.3.5, proxy server Squid 2.6.STABLE18 (with statistics viewer), a firewall, network interfaces management console, time server OpenNTPd 3.9p1;
  •   file servers - Samba 3.0.30 and FTP server ProFTPd 1.3.0rel, repository mirrors setup service (using NFS), printing server CUPS 1.3.9;
  •   server tools - updates setup tool, backup system based on Synbak 1.2.2, accounts management with OpenLDAP 2.3.41;
  •   other: mail server with a spam filter (Postfix 2.4.9, SpamAssassin 3.2.4), MySQL 5.0.51 (for Moodle and Mediawiki), web-server Apache 2.2.8, OpenSSH 5.0p1; to do protected access, OpenSSL 0.9.8d is used;
  •   web applications for educational institutions: Moodle 1.9.2 (with examples) and Mediawiki 1.13.0.

Key features of School Server:

  • FTP, mail servers, Samba, Moodle, MediaWiki use LDAP to store their accounts;
  • System Management Center that provides a single web interface (Russian, English and Ukranian languages are supported at the moment) to setup School Server facilities.


You can download School Server's .iso image from our FTP server:


but better use one of the mirrors mentioned here:

You can discuss products based on ALT Linux OfficeServer in the following mailing lists: (in Russian) (in English)