Falling off the Grid

Discussion in 'The Pub (Off topic discussion)' started by Aldryic C'boas, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. bzImage

    bzImage New Member

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    In the ass with a rake.
     
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  2. shawn_ky

    shawn_ky Member

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    No offense at all... I've only used it a short time and at this point nothing mission critical. If I move forward it would have to be with CPanel + whatever solution for VPS. :) I think, and just my opinion, that language barrier comes into play a lot there... I see a lot of abrasiveness at times but believe it more culture or translation that anything. I'm not a coder either... Not secure at least. So in the same boat.


    As far as OwnCloud, latest version seems A LOT more stable.
     
  3. KuJoe

    KuJoe Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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    Just setup the mailserver on my Synology NAS and it was the most painless process I've ever experienced. It uses Roundcube for the web client, but I setup IMAPS and SMTPS on my Android phone so I don't think I'll need the web client much (but it's nice to use on my home PC). Only issue I am having is when I am connected to WIFI I need to use the IP for my NAS, off WIFI the FQDN works fine. Weird.

    Additionally, I am disappointed to see SpamAssassin in there instead of ASSP. :(
     
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  4. Tux

    Tux DigitialOcean? lel

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    I've been falling off the grid for a while. I started by using DuckDuckGo.

    Now, I'm diversifying the proprietary services I've been using. I've gone from using Gmail to my own mail server setup on my RamNode VPS. I also have a OwnCloud instance on it that I'm migrating over to my Backupsy VPS.

    Next up: Installing CyanogenMod on my Nexus 7 (to remove vestigial traces of Google apps on the thing) and getting OwnCloud+Firefox for Android+Firefox Sync working.
     
  5. Francisco

    Francisco Company Lube Verified Provider

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    It's called the "Thank you" button on these forms sir.

    You're confusing VPSB with CC's ticketing system again.

    :3

    Francisco
     
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  6. happel

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    This is a limitation of many home routers, I forgot the specifics but sometimes there's an option in your router settings which you need to enable.

    edit: http://serverfault.com/questions/26845/unable-to-connect-on-natted-server-from-a-host-computer-on-the-same-lan-using-pu/26851#26851


    But it works fine out of the box with my openwrt router, but I recall I needed to activate some 'triangle-blahblah'-option when I was using the router of my ISP.
     
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  7. peppr

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    Am surprised no one mentioned Zarafa ( http://www.zarafa.com/ )

    Its opensource and a drop in exchange replacement ( with outlook support ! ) and comes with collaboration ( active sync support) . the community a.k.a free version doesnt support HA, and outlook support is limited to 3 users. 

    demo here : https://demo.zarafa.com/webapp/

    Am using it for some community projects and for our internal mail server at office ( mail cannot be routed outside the local network and such.. ) and it works perfectly and is adapted by most people without any hiccups. 
     
  8. KuJoe

    KuJoe Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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    I tried some iptables suggestions from DD-WRT's forum but no dice. It looks like I'll be moving my NAS to a data center anyways since port 25 is blocked by Comcast. :(
     
  9. stim

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    Some good suggestions above that I should explore.

    In the past month I have moved my business from MS to Linux without any major headaches. I tried a lot of distributions, but the outright winner was Crunchbang Linux. It's a absolute joy.

    I've mostly replaced Dropbox with BTSync. Though I still use dropbox for public sharing. I have installed owncloud and will be using that instead. BTSync is so incredibly useful. 

    Evernote is next. Nevernote looks like a viable replacement, though I'm working on a DIY-replacement. Of course, without some of the nice features, but then I rarely use them. I just need a good clipper and a way to search my documents. 

    Also intrigued by Bitmesssage. That looks like it has a lot of potential, but how long before it's made illicit?

    I use Gmail for personal stuff - for work, my clients provide their own systems. I'm looking to move.

    I have questions about mailservers: My main worry is downtime. How easy is it to set-up/sync several servers for the same IMAP service? 

    And how much maintenance is really required? Can spam Assassin compete with Gmail's spam filter? 

    Though I have a few VPS, I am looking at getting one of these and running the mailserver from home, mirrored if possible.
     
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  10. happel

    happel New Member

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    The webinterface of my openwrt router shows a zone_lan_prerouting thingy which contains a DNAT rule for each of the forwarded ports, rerouting them to their respective internal ipaddresses. But I can't find them in the terminal, iptables isn't really my thing, but most of the other stuff shows up and it specifically stated that that chain didn't exist. :|

    Comcast is blocking incoming connections on port 25?? For outgoing you could relay the messages through a small vps on a different port.
     
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  11. HalfEatenPie

    HalfEatenPie The Irrational One Retired Staff

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    Whaaa.  I might actually test this one out.  Honestly all this talk about moving your services off of Google is fantastic.  Although anyone know a nice easy tool to move the individual e-mails as well over to your own solution? 
     
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  12. perennate

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    Easy - http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-migrate-mailboxes-between-imap-servers-with-imapsync

    I'm pretty sure most mail clients (like Thunderbird) support copying emails though. So even easier than easy.
     
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  13. Tux

    Tux DigitialOcean? lel

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    My ISP doesn't block port 25. It's that ISP that rhymes with Harder.
     
  14. KuJoe

    KuJoe Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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    I can bypass the incoming with port forwarding, the problem is they block the outgoing and if I used a small VPS for relaying, I might as well host a mailserver on it defeating the purpose of my project so my best bet is to throw the NAS in a cabinet and give it a dedicated IP and call it a day. I'll get a 2nd one for HA and ship it to Tampa and nerd out for a week or 2. :)
     
  15. Chronic

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    Anyone tried out Kolab? Seems like a decent solution to me.
     
  16. Leyton

    Leyton Member Verified Provider

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    Yeah, the older versions worked and installed okay. Couldn't get the new version to install for the life of me on my last try.
     
  17. Aldryic C'boas

    Aldryic C'boas The Pony

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    Out of curiosity, I gave ISPConfig a try. A quick --purge later, I decided to just stick with a postfix/sasl/dovecot manual setup. Thanks for the suggestions though folks; I did see a few recommendations that look rather interesting for some unrelated project ideas.
     
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  18. jarland

    jarland The ocean is digital

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    I think it's the only solution that doesn't end up causing more grief than it's worth. Least overhead, less to secure after default setup, efficient and rarely fails.
     
  19. Aldryic C'boas

    Aldryic C'boas The Pony

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    Pretty much. I've got everything running smoothly now.. perhaps this weekend I'll put up my deployment layout, and maybe do a couple guides for folks wanting to do the self-host thing as well (contacts/calendar/email/sync/'drive'/etc).
     
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  20. clarity

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    @Aldryic that would be nice of you! I am looking for the exact same thing. I like ISPConfig 3, but there is just so much bloat.