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Aug 22, 2010 - 2 minute read - Comments

Post August Meeting Info

I have uploaded the config files I talked about during the meeting. These files make reference to some extra items such as greylisting and spamassassin, as well as the use of self-signed SSL certificates. You will notice a new menu item on the site under About called ovSAGE Downloads. Go there for the tarball which contains the default and production files as well as diff files for each pair. The main documents for all of this are located on the CentOS website.

Aug 5, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

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Aug 2, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

Permalinks fixed...

It’s amazing what you can fix by looking at a problem again after leaving it alone. After the server change, OS upgrade, new install, etc., one would think that everything would be simple. Well, it actually is. One of those odd little things that you need to do if you are using “pretty permalinks” is to fix the default apache configuration to allow overrides on file info. That was the whole issue.

Jul 14, 2010 - 3 minute read - Comments

Post July Meeting

I’m a little slack in my “normal” follow-up to a meeting. We had a presentation from Rove IT on managing systems with a smartphone. All said it was a good presentation and shows a lot of promise for administering a GUI environment. As for *nix, well, not much beyond what you can do with a standard ssh client. This isn’t a criticism, it’s just the reality of *nix. If you can’t admin from a command line, well you probably shouldn’t be on call with a network enabled smartphone attempting to do something intelligent during a meltdown.

Jul 10, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

July Meeting

Title: July Meeting Location: The Pythian Group Link out: Click here Description: Time to complete the virtual server. Configuring Dovecot for secure access and configuring TLS and authenticated SMTP. At least that’s the hope. I ran through the requirements when I migrated the website and set up all of this for my own servers so we should be able to get through it in one session. All of the hard work has already been completed.