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Newer page: version 4 Last edited on Sunday, September 11, 2005 9:34:45 am by AristotlePagaltzis
Older page: version 2 Last edited on Monday, March 21, 2005 11:00:20 am by DavidHallett Revert
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-Best practises are ideas that aren't requirements , but have been found to be the best way to do something . You may not follow best practises for some reasons (eg , best practises may give a lot of benefits that are irrelevant to your goals) but in general it's better to follow best practises where possible, even if it causes more work in the short term , as usually they cover a lot of contingencies that you may not foresee. 
+BestPractices are practices you should generally follow , unless you really have reason not to. Often , these have crystallised over time, as experience with a particular technology accumulated. Sometimes, you may wish to forgo them, such as when they are more work than you want to invest and their benefits are irrelevant to your goals. However , they usually cover a lot of contingencies you may not foresee; ignore them at your own peril, as the saying goes.  
+This wiki has a collection of documents that attempt to record the best practices for setting up servers and services in HowTo style. They are written with the assumption that you understand the service; you should not go looking for introductory material here. Another assumption is that you've set up related services as outlined in their own best practices pages. For instance, [SMTPBestPractices] may assume that you have [LDAP] configured as documented in [LDAPBestPractices].  
+For general notes about a particular service look for a <i>Service</i>Notes page; for an introduction to setting it up look for a <i>Service</i>~HowTo page.  
+<?plugin BackLinks page=CategoryBestPractices noheader=1 include_self=0 ?>  
+There are some other websites which discuss similar topics:  
+* http://www.infrastructures .org/