The Exim port on FreeBSD does not have a menu-driven configuration system accessible by running make config, although it does have a plethora of options described in /usr/ports/mail/exim/options. If using portupgrade, you can pass these options with the -m flag; for example: # portupgrade -m “WITH_CONTENT_SCAN=yes WITH_SASLAUTHD=yes WITH_DOMAINKEYS=yes” exim
Monthly Archives: December 2008
A brief summary of after-installation MySQL configuration when using FreeBSD’s ports system. Log into the database as root, and run the following commands to remove anonymous accounts: use mysql; delete from user where User=”; delete from db where User=”; flush privileges; SET PASSWORD FOR root@localhost=PASSWORD(‘newgoodstrongpassword’); SET PASSWORD FOR email@example.com=PASSWORD(‘newgoodstrongpassword’); SET PASSWORD FOR firstname.lastname@example.org=PASSWORD(‘newgoodstrongpassword’);
Code Snippets has an example post on how to do Suexec’ed PHP-FastCGI on Apache2.
An old post, but one whose recommendations seem to work well – especially the part about installing as a non-root user – if you’re faced with an inflexible packaging of a system Perl that you don’t want to touch, like an RPM install. (Not needing to worry about things like this most of the time [...]
To remove all whitelisted entries in – for example - 126.96.36.199/16 run: # spamdb | grep WHITE | egrep ‘\|69\.6\.’ | \ cut -f 2 -d ‘|’ | xargs -L 1 spamdb -d
The GNU tar manual has a very complete section on how to use tar to both create and restore from incremental backups: http://www.gnu.org/software/tar/manual/html_node/Incremental-Dumps.html.
To test the ruleset in /etc/pf.conf, do the following: sudo pfctl -n -f /etc/pf.conf sudo pfctl -n -v -f /etc/pf.conf The second pfctl command displays the rules you’ve created; however, it can be easy to miss a syntax error warning in the verbosity – the first command will make it easy to spot those. You can [...]
A quick guide in the OpenVZ forums on physical-to-virtual migration: OpenVZ Forum: Support => Re: debian+networking
A quick overview of Bash shell syntax: JustLinux’s Bash Programming Cheat Sheet.
When upgrading via a patch, installing the patch can be done by adding a “DESTDIR” argument to make:# make install DESTDIR=/u1/jail/192.168.0.12 When upgrading from source (Adapted from Upgrading a Jail from Source):# setenv JAIL /u1/jail/192.168.0.12 # mergemaster -pd -D $JAIL # cd /usr/src && make installworld DESTDIR=$JAIL # mergemaster -svd -D $JAIL