Boy, it’s been a long time since I posted anything here. So long, that I had completely failed to upgrade the Ghost blogging software through two major version upgrades. After five days of wrestling with trying to update my ghost installation and failing repeatedly, I’ve decided to make everything smoother and migrate this blog’s content… Continue reading Migration to WordPress
Syncing LDAP passwords with Samba
Ok, this is just a quick post because I’ve managed to find an answer to a simple question that doesn’t have a clear single answer anywhere. Say you have an OpenLDAP server, which you are using to authenticate Samba users (and no, you’re not using the Samba LDAP service, because you really don’t want to… Continue reading Syncing LDAP passwords with Samba
Network of Things devices 1
So, things have been rather quiet for a while. I’ve been delving into hardware in a major way. One of the design goals for our home automation system is to get as much as possible of it out of the cloud, and disconnected from the Internet. Rather than Internet of Things (IoT) stuff, we want a local Network of Things.
Email: What a ride!
Wow, so much to learn about in order to get things working. This is not a step-by-step guide, more some notes to help you get through the critical parts of the documentation. You really do need to get a good understanding of this stuff. Updated configuration: MailJet is now completely out of the picture. They’re… Continue reading Email: What a ride!
I made a wiki thing!
So, you may recall that when I was setting up my Apache / NGINX setup, I ended up giving up on reverse proxying to Apache, and I was pretty sure the main issue was with the WordPress blog setup on https://flyingflux.net enforcing the URL in a way that broke all sorts of dynamic content. I’ve… Continue reading I made a wiki thing!
Well, after an awful lot of faffing about, I have finally got a working configuration of a Postfix relay in the cloud for incoming mail, and a local Postfix + Dovecot + LDAP configuration, such that Postfix hands off local delivery to Dovecot. next up is mail sending. I’m hoping that now I’ve changed my… Continue reading Email received!
Email – Dovecot + secure LDAP
After much wrangling, I’ve managed to get the first step in my email setup working (well, I can logon to it, at least!) The challenge here was getting Dovecot to talk to my OpenLDAP service. Ostensibly a fairly simple thing, made far more complicated in the end due to the lack of good LDAP management… Continue reading Email – Dovecot + secure LDAP
Email – the plan
There are quite a few articles on the web with titles along the lines of “Don’t self-host email“, most of which are pointing to the difficulties of maintaining an email server’s reputation as not being a source of spam.* Yet, I still want to have the ability to send email from my server at least,… Continue reading Email – the plan
Implementing multiple web sites
One of the features I needed to implement as part of this project was to be able to run multiple websites from my server. None of our websites are particularly large in volume, so running them all from my home server is not expected to overload it. If that changes, then I will look at… Continue reading Implementing multiple web sites
Exactly what will be on this site is yet to be determined, but it will primarily be for private use. If you haven’t been invited to make use of bangdash.space, you won’t be able to use or even see most features. If you’re interested in the tech, read on. Here are the systems I’m planning… Continue reading Under Construction