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Category Review: ISP software for Mac OS X

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This MacNews Category Review looks at ISP products for the Mac. Products covered include DBabble Chat Server, DNews News Server, FmPro Migrator, Mac OS X Server, MailServe, NameStalker, Optigold ISP and Zeus Web Server.

DBabble Chat Server

DBabble Chat Server (http://netwinsite.com/) is an instant messaging and discussion/chat server. It’s designed for ISPs and large or small companies wanting to deliver the real time communications to their organization and users. DBabble is customizable, does not require direct Internet access and can be used as a stand-alone product on a small company network or integrated into large scale internet services provided by ISP’s or corporations.

DNews News Server

DNews News Server (http://netwinsite.com/) is a server for providing access to USENET news groups and/or local discussion forums. It’s suitable for large and small ISP’s and corporate intranets. DNEWS is an standards based NNTP news server.

FmPro Migrator

FmPro Migrato (http://www.fmpromigrator.com/) migrates FileMaker Pro database structure and data to MySQL, Oracle, Access, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2, PostgreSQL and FrontBase.

Mac OS X Server

Mac OS X Server (Mac OS X Server) Apple’s industrial-strength, UNIX-based server operating system. It delivers flexible storage options and data redundancy with software RAID support, which means RAID support for disk striping (RAID-0) and disk mirroring (RAID-1).

MailServe

MailServe (http://www.cutedgesystems.com/) lets you develop SMTP, POP3 and IMAP services, with or without SSL support. It sets up SSL test certs so that you can test the SSL connection. It enables SASL authentication so you can connect to ISPs who require the SMTP connection to be authenticated. Or, the other way around, it allows you to turn on SMTP-AUTH on the server, so you can authorize remote users who need to send mail through it.

NameStalker

NameStalker (http://www.digitalpoint.com/products/) is a multi-threaded application designed for ISPs (Internet service providers), web hosts and so on to monitor domains which they own. It’s free for up to 100 domains.

Optigold ISP

Optigold ISP (http://www.digitalpoint.com/products/) is a package to completely run the billing, tracking, tech support, sales and day to day operations of an Internet Service Provider. It offers features that cover such areas as billing/invoicing, server provisioning, commission/referral, international support, virtual ISPs, usage based villing, and a customer interface. Tech support and upgrades for life are included with all licensed copies of Optigold ISP.

Zeus Web Server

Zeus Web Server (http://www.zeus.com/products/web-server/index.html) is scalable web server software, providing solutions for content providers, ISP hosting, intranets and secure e-commerce sites.

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