we were one of the first schools in stockton to my knowledge to integrate cachpilot with server 2008 AD. unfortunately to my horror Equiinet had not relaesed an update to allow a cachepilot box to do this so we had to settle with people logging into the cachepilot everytime they went to use the internet.
It took Equiinet just over a month to send me an update to allow me to integrate the cachepilot box in to server 2008.
It worked fine for about a month until 3 days ago I started to goet angry staff and students at my door saying the internet was down. On closer look in to the problem It required a reboot of the cachepilot box. this help for a whole 20 minutes, then I would have to reboot the box again.. and again and again. I Phoned easynet to report the problem and they still haven't got back to me with a solution.
I need to come up with a solution that is becta approved and noticed everyone is starting to use smoothwall. plenty of good reports, so I'm really impressed with the product.
I have a spare pc here with plenty of ram, hdd, and cpu power. How much will it cost me to moth over to this?
any help would be much appreciated, I would like to set this up tomorrow and take the box into work to finish off on monday and have it installed
PEO: There are a few schools in your area trialling the new Equiinet/Smoothie combination. Let your LA know you guys want the Smoothie version, and then you will get it on the CachePilot FoC when the time comes - assuming the LA make the right choice (hint hint guys.. you don't want a second rate filter on your cachepilots do ya?!).
We're a *little* way off on complete integration - we hope to work with the Equiinet guys to get a sweet-spot combination of both products for those who are already on Cachepilot when (if? ) the roll-out comes.
No good for monday fix, but give me a call any time after 8am monday, and I will let you know what gives, and help you with any options you have right now.