Category Archives: Servers

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Minor update on nospam

Just a minor update on the previous nospam entry. This update will guide you through the process of releasing a quarantined message. It is not often one has to release a quarantined message, but it is pretty quick and painless.

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We have all been there, right?

Just looked up from my desk and realized that a lot of my team members have ergonomic issues (the screen is too low when you put the monitor/laptop on the desk, the desk itself is too low, etc). I chuckled … Continue reading

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Planning

A lot has been said about planning, and I am by no means an expert in planning of any kind, but today I was walking into the office and noted something about a plan I was looking over. A plan … Continue reading

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Postfix 3.0, defaults to smtputf8 attribute

Upon upgrading a nospam type server last week, the amavisd decided to not send any mail anywhere. Looking through the mail logs, it became apparent that amavisd did not know about an attribute that Postfix is using called smtputf8. With … 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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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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