February 23, 2007

Backup MX with Postfix & Redhat ES4

Filed under: Server Admin — dh @ 3:11 pm

Moving to postfix from sendmail is wonderful. Here’s how to set up a backup mx for a remote server. If you have many backup mx’s to enter, use a new line and put whitespace in front of the domain. See the instructions in /etc/postfix/ for more details. Configure your dns with the appropriate mx records and then edit:


relay_domains = $mydestination
smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_mynetworks, check_relay_domains

Restart postfix with:

/sbin/service postfix restart

Go to the park and get some fresh air.

Random Thought

Filed under: Uncategorized — dh @ 3:02 pm

“Your only as fast as your slowest routine.” -dh

February 6, 2007

bsdftpd-ssl + Redhat ES4 / CentOS 4

Filed under: Server Admin — dh @ 12:10 pm

I needed to use encrypted ftp on a new server that we got. Here’s a quick way to install bsdftpd-ssl on Redhat ES4.

Download .rpm for Fedora Core2 from here.

rpm -e vsftpd
cd /usr/share/ssl/certs/
touch ftpd.pem
chmod 600 ftpd.pem
openssl req -new -x509 -nodes -days 3650 -out ftpd.pem -keyout ftpd.pem
rpm -iv bsdftpd-ssl*

Then to make the server daemon start automatically edit /etc/xinetd.d/bsdftpd-ssl and make disable = no instead of yes.


/sbin/service xinetd restart

All done! Do all of the above as root. You should be good to go.

February 5, 2007

Trey’s 5th Birthday Party

Filed under: Family,Friends — dh @ 5:40 pm

We had a great time at Jungle Jim’s for Trey’s 5th birthday party! Thanks to everyone for helping us celebrate.

Picture Gallery Link

February 2, 2007

Luke goes to Valwood

Filed under: Family,Friends — dh @ 3:14 pm

Thanks to Phyllis Hiers for letting me bring her ball python Luke to Valwood for “S” week!

February 1, 2007

Easton Glynn Jones

Filed under: Announcements,Family,Friends — dh @ 3:05 pm

Easton Glynn Jones
January 31, 2007 – 7:50 AM
7lbs, 12ozs – 19″ long

Easton Glynn Jones

Congratulations Guys!!