Using ssmtp instead of sendmail

I had problems with my mails from my server got categorized as spam in GMail 🙁 So I decided to use Google’s smtp gateway for sending the mails … I run FreeBSD: [root@prism ~]# uname -a FreeBSD prism.local 11.0-RELEASE-p9 FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE-p9 #0: Tue Apr 11 08:48:40 UTC 2017 root@amd64-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64 First disable sendmail (insert this into /etc/rc.conf): sendmail_enable=”NO” sendmail_submit_enable=”NO” sendmail_outbound_enable=”NO” sendmail_msp_queue_enable=”NO” And ensure that sendmail is no longer running: killall sendmail Now install (I use pkg) ssmtp: [root@prism ~]# pkg

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Making WakeOnLan work

I was looking for a solution to have the server in our cottage ready for “service”, but not using a lot of power. Of course I have used hdparm to make the disk spin down, but the rest of the computer is also using power. So I thought of WakeOnLan (WOL) combined with some kind of sleep. Below is my setup: Install sleepd: sudo apt-get install sleepd It is difficult to find the right settings for it to sleep at the right

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Setting up Boxbackup

I have been looking into getting a remote backup. I run TimeMachine backups in my Mac-environment, but I need a remote backup of eg. my digital pictures. So I have been working on a server in our cottage that could be a backup server, and my NAS back home could be a client to that server 🙂 Belov is a description of my installation of the server and a client of a Boxbackup setup. For the base installation of the client

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