Posts Tagged ‘ debian ’

Migrating away from postfix/dovecot to Zimbra 8 on a Debian 6 server

May 24th, 2014 | By

What a better way to spend a glorious sunny saturday afternoon than trying to get a very complicated open source exchange platform to run on a production server powered by an OS that isn’t supported?  As with all things me, there’s no easy way to go about doing this so I’m digging in my heels
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Setting up your own ssl certs for your Debian powered dovecot/postfix mail server

May 2nd, 2014 | By

Fairly painless process, many thanks Workaround for these instructions Dovecot Here comes the command to create a Dovecot certificate: openssl req -new -x509 -days 3650 -nodes -out /etc/ssl/certs/dovecot.pem -keyout /etc/ssl/private/dovecot.pem What you enter in the fields is entirely your choice. The only notable exception is the “Common Name” which has to be exactly the name
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Preventing a server melt-down and saving resources: Block all Shit bot

Oct 11th, 2012 | By

Alright, I woke up today to a load average of 75.. Seventy-fucking-FIVE.  I didn’t even know that shit was possible and I’m pretty sure the guys at the DC were probably roasting marshmellows over my glowing box.  I couldn’t believe it so into my server I went, waiting 5 minuets for every command I typed
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Problems mounting shared folders in a Debian Virtual OS running in a Windows Host

Sep 30th, 2012 | By

So this was a silly problem I ran into today and it’s really only the lack of very specifically labeled help available online about that caused me to write this.  Basically what I did was to install Debian 6 64 with vmware inside of a windows 7 machine.  I cringe to think I am doing
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Need to get a bunch of pgp keys for your 3rd party linux repos fast?

Aug 31st, 2012 | By

Are you reinstalling your OS and having mroe than a few 3rd party repos that need to have pgp keys installed to access?  Are you dreading the processing of googling them all and wgetting the keys and then importing them? dread no more because there’s an easier way!  Just use the MIT keyserver to grab
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A few words about custom partitions and /var

Aug 30th, 2012 | By

So I just installed Debian onto my new laptop, this time through vmware with a windows 7 host because I for once have enough ram and cpu to handle virtualization, and this time I felt I was ready to custom configure a more complex partition schema based on my experience.  Not the recommended BS that
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Setup your swap partition a flash card in Debian linux

Jul 20th, 2012 | By

*A WORD TO THE WISE – DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS* Flash cards are not designed to handle heavy loads of tiny read/writes all the time and will fail sooner rather than later.. I just had my system go into the shitty with a syslog filled with 1000′s of messages like this:  [59443.104957] Write-error on swap-device
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Attrociously high pings to router with wifi in Debian 64 with Atheros 9k

Jul 18th, 2012 | By

Simple little solution that has been plaguing me all week.  We just upgraded our router and after scanning the local networks I found that channel 11 was completely unused so I switched it to that and man oh man that was nothing but a bad idea.  Even though channel 11 was the emptiest channel I’ve
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How to fix audio/video stutter with flash in Debian / linux and Chrome

Jun 28th, 2012 | By

So today flash went from bad to worse.  It was doing some weird stuff as the video track would lag behind and then catch uip and lag and smoetimes it would just restart the video all together on youtube so I decided to unintall flash-nonfree and install gnash in an attempt and that just made
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MPD Not Starting: mpdlisten: Failed to listen on localhost (line 69)

May 8th, 2012 | By

Having this problem are we? Did you just make some changes to your network/wireless setup by any chance? I know I did.  Well for me what my problem was was that I emptied my /etc/network/interfaces file to try to troubleshoot some wireless problems and in doing so it caused mpd to stop functioning.. So right
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