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Cowsay when logging on via SSH

Written on February 8, 2017 at 14:35, by

To give my server a bit of personality I have it render words of wisdom everytime I log on to it through SSH. Also, show its uptime and any tunning tmux sessions. This is for Debian 8, I’m not sure about Red Hat or other distros. First install fortune and cowsay: Place the following commands […]

Randomly follow your Twitter friends’ friends

Written on February 2, 2017 at 14:04, by

Following a rather radical pruning of my Twitter followings (people who I am following) my timeline has got both better and less exciting. So I wanted to follow some new people but not just random accounts. I have a list of ununfollowables: the followings I like best. Those people are probably good judges of the […]

Command-line TweetDeck clone

Written on November 17, 2016 at 12:48, by

Set up a command-line TweetDeck clone, preferably in Linux.

Upgrading Roundcube from the Debian repositories to the current version

Written on November 9, 2016 at 15:05, by

Debian 8 in its repository holds version 1.1.5 of Roundcube. That is fine because that’s a stable version and it’s working without mentionable issues. However I wanted to install the current version (1.2.2) because it has a number of features I like. During installation I followed Roundcube’s own howto. Basically I will just install the […]

Waarom Ziggo geen hostname uitdeelde, of: wat je moet doen om een mailserver te kunnen draaien op een Ziggo-consumentenlijn

Written on October 29, 2016 at 14:07, by

Voor de mensen die alleen op zoek zijn naar de oplossing: hij staat in de een-na-laatste paragraaf. Sommige mensen beklimmen ijsbergen zonder hulpmiddelen, anderen basejumpen. Ik niet – ik maak mailservers. Ieder zijn hobby. Voor een mailserver is niet zo veel nodig: de software is gratis; de hardware heb je meestal al staan (elke oude […]

Blocking relay hammering on Postfix with Fail2ban

Written on October 14, 2016 at 12:47, by

After installing Postfix on a new VPS I noticed that server was under continuous attack by people trying to use it as an open relay. The server obviously was configured not to allow relaying for external parties so they were politely shown the door by Postfix: However since there were a lot of them (sometimes […]

ASSP on Debian 8/Ubuntu 16.04

Written on October 9, 2016 at 18:23, by

How to install ASSP on Debian 8 “Jessie”.

Install GNU social on Debian 8

Written on May 6, 2016 at 13:26, by

GNU social is an open source social media platform. Users on your own server can follow users on other servers and vice versa, essentially making it a distributed social media platform. It doesn’t do a whole lot but what it does it does well. I’m installing on Debian 8. Install Debian with the web server […]

Install the latest version of SABnzbd for multiple users on Debian 8

Written on April 29, 2016 at 21:48, by

How to install the latest version of SABnzbd on your Debian 8 server for multiple users.

Installing a mailserver on Debian 8 – Part 5: Web interface: Roundcube

Written on April 2, 2016 at 20:15, by

How to install a complete mailserver on Debian 8, featuring Postfix, Dovecot, MySQL, Spamassassin, ClamAV, Roundcube and Fail2ban. ~ the howto that actually works ~ Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Preparations: Apache, Let’s Encrypt, MySQL and phpMyAdmin Part 3: MTA: Postfix Part 4: IMAP server: Dovecot Part 5: Web interface: Roundcube Part 6: Spam filtering: […]