freeVSD Announces Latest Major Version of GPL Virtual Server Solution for Linux

freeVSD, the World's Only GPL Virtual Server Solution for Linux, is Announcing

The Release of Version 1.4.6 Which Now Provides Full Support for Red Hat 7.0,

and Includes the Latest True 'Thin Client' Administration Interface for

Virtual Servers, VSDClient.



Mar 05, 2001, 00:00 ET from freeVSD

    LONDON, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- freeVSD (www.freevsd.org), an open source
 project sponsored by Idaya Ltd, was released in its first version under GPL
 license in Spring 2000.  The software enables ISPs to securely partition their
 physical servers into many 'virtual servers,' each capable of running popular
 hosting applications such as Apache, Sendmail and MySQL.
     Each virtual server has a corresponding "admin" user with pseudo-root
 privileges, therefore proper "root" access is reserved for the service
 provider -- providing a secure and manageable platform on which to host SME,
 corporate, reseller or developer clients.
 
     freeVSD provides major benefits to any ISP:
     * Lower cost for the customer, margins maintained for the ISP - because
       freeVSD is free, and because the solution helps reduce maintenance and
       support costs.
     * Low cost of entry - freeVSD is available for free download with complete
       source code from the project website (http://www.freevsd.org).
     * Lower support costs - freeVSD virtual servers can be administered by the
       customer, freeing the ISP's support team to deal with non-trivial
       support.
     * Advanced functionality - freeVSD virtual servers are capable of running
       almost any Linux application.
     * Unrivalled efficiency - a hard-linked architecture reduces disk overhead
       to just 20MB per virtual server, in comparison to around 500MB per
       equivalent Virtual Machine or dedicated server.
     * Logical Security - freeVSD ensures maximum security between adjacent
       virtual servers thanks to its 'sandbox' design.  A unique "admin" user
       provides the customer with full control over virtual server
       configuration, whilst access to the most sensitive system files and
       binaries can be reserved for the ISP 'root' user.
 
     NOTES:
     freeVSD Administration
     At the heart of freeVSD lies VSDADM a modular protocol that enables
 remote, thin client administration of virtual servers.
     * User Profile Management (name, password, home dir, quota, privileges)
     * Sendmail Configuration (sendmail.cw, aliases and virtusertable
       management)
     * Apache Configuration (VirtualHost management)
     * BIND Configuration (management of domains, MX, CNAME, A records)
     * Virtual server Management (create, delete, start, stop, reboot, quota,
       IP aliases)
 
     VSDClient
     VSDClient provides a secure, efficient method of remote administration for
 virtual server administrators.  This freeware application for win32 has been
 hailed as the next "killer app" for ISPs and their customers.  Breaking free
 from inefficient browser-based systems.
 
     * Manage multiple user accounts (POP3, FTP, telnet/SSH etc)
     * Email "virtusertable" configuration
     * Email "aliases" and autoresponder configuration
     * Apache Webserver configuration
     * BIND Nameserver configuration
     * Service status monitor (HTTP, SMTP, Telnet etc)
     * "reboot" virtual server
     * Fully secure - all communications encrypted using OpenSSL
 
 

SOURCE freeVSD
    LONDON, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- freeVSD (www.freevsd.org), an open source
 project sponsored by Idaya Ltd, was released in its first version under GPL
 license in Spring 2000.  The software enables ISPs to securely partition their
 physical servers into many 'virtual servers,' each capable of running popular
 hosting applications such as Apache, Sendmail and MySQL.
     Each virtual server has a corresponding "admin" user with pseudo-root
 privileges, therefore proper "root" access is reserved for the service
 provider -- providing a secure and manageable platform on which to host SME,
 corporate, reseller or developer clients.
 
     freeVSD provides major benefits to any ISP:
     * Lower cost for the customer, margins maintained for the ISP - because
       freeVSD is free, and because the solution helps reduce maintenance and
       support costs.
     * Low cost of entry - freeVSD is available for free download with complete
       source code from the project website (http://www.freevsd.org).
     * Lower support costs - freeVSD virtual servers can be administered by the
       customer, freeing the ISP's support team to deal with non-trivial
       support.
     * Advanced functionality - freeVSD virtual servers are capable of running
       almost any Linux application.
     * Unrivalled efficiency - a hard-linked architecture reduces disk overhead
       to just 20MB per virtual server, in comparison to around 500MB per
       equivalent Virtual Machine or dedicated server.
     * Logical Security - freeVSD ensures maximum security between adjacent
       virtual servers thanks to its 'sandbox' design.  A unique "admin" user
       provides the customer with full control over virtual server
       configuration, whilst access to the most sensitive system files and
       binaries can be reserved for the ISP 'root' user.
 
     NOTES:
     freeVSD Administration
     At the heart of freeVSD lies VSDADM a modular protocol that enables
 remote, thin client administration of virtual servers.
     * User Profile Management (name, password, home dir, quota, privileges)
     * Sendmail Configuration (sendmail.cw, aliases and virtusertable
       management)
     * Apache Configuration (VirtualHost management)
     * BIND Configuration (management of domains, MX, CNAME, A records)
     * Virtual server Management (create, delete, start, stop, reboot, quota,
       IP aliases)
 
     VSDClient
     VSDClient provides a secure, efficient method of remote administration for
 virtual server administrators.  This freeware application for win32 has been
 hailed as the next "killer app" for ISPs and their customers.  Breaking free
 from inefficient browser-based systems.
 
     * Manage multiple user accounts (POP3, FTP, telnet/SSH etc)
     * Email "virtusertable" configuration
     * Email "aliases" and autoresponder configuration
     * Apache Webserver configuration
     * BIND Nameserver configuration
     * Service status monitor (HTTP, SMTP, Telnet etc)
     * "reboot" virtual server
     * Fully secure - all communications encrypted using OpenSSL
 
 SOURCE  freeVSD