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The future of packages

I noted in this post┬áthat the infamous FreeCode is now gone. I had fond memories of posting┬ámy software when it was FreshMeat.net. But time passes and things change. We should move forward with improvements and put aside outdated methods. As … Continue reading

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Most basic iscsi on linux

We had a machine at work that needed to connect to a Dell Equallogic box via iscsi. I set this up, but since I was only using it about once a month, I did it manually (this was to take … Continue reading

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Testing email by hand, again

There have been a number of articles written about testing email by hand. The problem is that I always have to look for them, and very few actually present the full fields required if you are testing against a vicious … Continue reading

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Get Zimbra users into nospam (postfix)

So, lets say you have a nospam server, and that server forwards mail to a zimbra server. What you would like to do is have the user list from the zimbra server appear in a list on the postfix server, … Continue reading

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nospam server

Over the years I have built a number of spam filtering servers, and for some reason I have always called them nospam. At one time I was contributing to the gentoo howto on spam filtering, until it crashed. I use … Continue reading

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Log messages to an rsyslog server

Ok, so we have all done this a million times. Thing is I recently had to do this, and I typically use syslog-ng, but this time I was on a RHEL/CentOS box and wanted to just check it out with … Continue reading

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FreeCode is gone…

Well, all free things must come to an end, either by them making money or by them stopping. As of June 18, 2014, Freecode.com is no longer accepting any submissions. Sigh, I had a wonderful time posting my open source … Continue reading

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Amanda backup on a Backblaze Storage Pod

Yup, sometimes something is better than nothing. We have all been there before in IT. You have no backup server. You have no budget to buy a “real” backup server. You have been told a million times hard drives are … Continue reading

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Backblaze pod, somebody set us up the RAID

Just for fun, here are some short notes on setting up the old backblaze pod. This backblaze pod is the older chassis, but with the new SuperMicro X9SCL-F motherboard, Intel i3-2120 and 16GB of ram. It is using the older … Continue reading

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Jolla, how long do we have to wait?

Jolla, the Sailfish OS Finnish phone company has put 4G on the Jolla. I have rarely lusted after some hardware as of late, but the software is making me lust after this phone. It is a different OS, can run … Continue reading

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