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minimal dovecot.conf for Ubuntu, Centos, and Debian

November 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Here is a minimal doveconf for Ubutnu Maverick. It includes sasl. This also works for Debian including squeeze, and Centos. Debian and Centos use dovecot.pem for both ssl_cert_file and ssl_key_file.

protocols = imaps pop3 pop3s imap
mail_privileged_group = mail
disable_plaintext_auth = no
ssl_cert_file = /etc/ssl/certs/dovecot.pem
ssl_key_file = /etc/ssl/private/dovecot.key
auth default {
mechanisms = plain login
passdb pam {
}
userdb passwd {
}
socket listen {
client {
path = /var/spool/postfix/private/auth
mode = 0660
user = postfix
group = postfix
}
}
}

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Ubuntu tasksel

November 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Renewing my experience with Ubuntu led me to try out the tasksel command. This is a very powerful utility (just apt-get install tasksel) to activate.

With tasksel you can configure your system for almost any function such as basic server, lamp server, cloud server, virtual host, etc. Try it you will like it!

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minimal dovecot.conf for OpenBSD -updated

October 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Here is a minimal dovecot.conf for OpenBSD.

protocols = imaps pop3 imap
protocol pop3 {
listen = *:110
}
ssl_cert_file = /etc/ssl/dovecotcert.pem
ssl_key_file = /etc/ssl/private/dovecot.pem
login_process_per_connection = no
disable_plaintext_auth = no
auth default {
mechanisms = plain login
passdb bsdauth {
}
userdb passwd {
}
user = root
}
dict {
}
plugin {
}

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yum update fails

October 11, 2010 Leave a comment

If you are trying to update with yum and get a dependency failure, here is a solution that can
work. For example, if you get a dependency failure when trying to update perl, try this:
yum downgrade perl, after perl is downgrades, then run yum update. Most likely, perl will
update itself to the newest version. This works sometimes when you have used a different repo
or installed a version out of sync with the repository.

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