Category Archives: Servers

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CUPS on Linux Mint 18, apparmor

I am pretty certain this is not a common thing, and I will investigate more as to why I need apparmor, but while working on a Linux Mint 18 box today, it would not print. In fact CUPS kept crashing.

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Auditing IT departments

This post is spawned from a need to write down at least a minimal set of procedures that get preformed over and over through my IT adventure. It typically starts on day one: I’m the new guy, and the IT … Continue reading

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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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