Linux System Support
Halliburton Systems Inc. has been using Linux in-house since 1993; by combining our considerable
experience in C programming and operating systems design, support and implentation with the power and
stability of the Linux operating system we are positioned to provide services and solutions at a
fraction of the cost expected if other platforms were used. A single computer running a
properly-configured Linux system can provide web service, routing, firewalling, gatewaying, proxy
service, electronic mail and Windows-style file/print sharing.
Linux is free, right? So why do you need an experienced consultant to get it running? At the most basic
level, of course, you don't. If you are looking for a single desktop and are relatively handy at
technical issues, Linux is pretty easy to install and use. The issues arise when you try to take maximum
advantage of a Linux system.
HSI can help integrate a Linux system into the rest of your network; with Samba (SMB file/print sharing),
IP and IPX protocols, NFS and even Appletalk and ham radio protocols, Linux is ready to play a full role
in any network. In fact, a well-configured Linux system can take the place of pretty much everything
else in your network. Linux systems will loaf along under a load that would kill a Windows server and
Linux is cheaper and more stable.
We can configure a server for you that will do exactly what you want. Need to have multiple email
accounts going to the same person and also copied to others? Want automatic overnight backups? Have
complicated requirements for printer assignments? Do you need Windows file sharing with controls on who
can do what? Have remote users who require VPN connections into your system? Do you have more than one
Internet connection and need to balance them? These are just a few of the areas in which we can help.
HSI can also monitor and manage your system remotely; we can back it up to our servers on a periodic
basis. We are available on an hourly or monthly fee basis.
Call us today for more ideas on how a Linux server can help your business.