NethServer is an Open Source operating system for the Linux enthusiast, designed for small offices and medium enterprises. It’s simple, secure and flexible.

NethServer is ready to deliver your messages, to protect your network with the built-in firewall, share your files and much more, everything on the same system.

Target audience

This manual is intended for developers who are interested about NethServer internals. Reading this manual you should be able to learn how to extend, enpower and debug the NethServer platform.

Get involved

The NethServer project welcomes anyone who would like to become involved in the project. This is a brief list of things to do (in a sparse order):

  • Writing documentation
  • Bug reporting, bug triaging, QA testing
  • Translating the web interface
  • Developing / coding in Perl, PHP, Python, Bash


This manual is a work in progress. If you can’t find some information please check also our wiki: and always feel free to ask on