> They seem to be leaning towards using Solaris/Samba although a Linux/Samba
> solution may also be a possibility. While I'm pretty sure that we have
> a pretty good sense of the pros and cons of this type of migration, I'd be
> interested in hearing from anyone out there in oss4lib land that is
> (or was) using a *nix based server for their CD-LAN and if they have
> encountered any problems and if they would recommend this type of move
> based on their real-world experience.
Yes, we are using Debian and Samba at our library to serve up reference cd's.
While probably on a smaller scale than you would require (I think I only have
about 10 or 12 cd's on it), I used an old computer (500 mHz at best) and
added a second hard drive to hold the iso images. It was not very difficult
at all to set up, and it has been running without a hitch since I brought it
online several months ago. Below is the CD Server Howto I used to figure out
how to do it:
Meadville Public Library | Crawford County Federated Library System
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