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How-to: install mail (Postfix, Cyrus IMAP, ++)

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NetworkingThis howto is about two years old, but still works: Howto install postfix-cyrus-openldap-sa-amavisd with enabled SSL/TLS ver 2. Or here is a new one: Running Cyrus IMAP - Configuring virtual domains with Cyrus+Postfix in FreeBSD 5.4. Good for people who need a mobile mail solution (ie. on laptops).
 
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A walking hotspot?

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NetworkingWI-FI Toys has this neat article on turning yourself into a walking hotspot. Using a mobile power source and a cellular-to-Wi-Fi gateway, all wired up into a nice backpack. Neat!
 
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Quick tip: samba charset conversion

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NetworkingEvery Samba user knows that the global parameter client code poage = 850 (in smb.conf) helps conversion of special characters in file names when your Windows clients writes files on your Samba server. The reason is simple; this parameter is included with the sample smb.conf file provided with Samba.

If you haven't read the man page for smb.conf, you might not realize that there is another piece to the puzzle. For Samba to know what charset to translate from / to, you must tell it the char set of the server it is running on. This is done with the global parameter character set. If you are running Samba on a unix-ish machine which uses the ISO8859-1 charset, you should put character set = ISO8859-1 in the global section of your smb.conf file.

 
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StompBox

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NetworkingIt's called a StompBox and billed as a "Mobile 3G/WiFi Router Project". It's a WWAN (Wireless Wide Area Network) router. So what does it do? In more human terms, it's a compact little box that gets data from cellular towers and re-shares it for multiple computers to use. Now with EDGE and other types of wireless broadband access available, this is a cool project.
 
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Asterisk@Home

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NetworkingAsterisk@Home is a Home version of the Asterisk PBX (Private Branch eXchange). It also have a xPL interface (for home automation). Asterisk@Home has a web based interface, so it is easy to work with. If you need a local PBX, this might be for you. What features does it have? Well, in addition to a whole slew of "classic" PBX features, it has Fax transmit and receive, IVR (Interactive Voice Response), Music on hold / on transfer, remote office support, local and remote call agents, SMS messaging, text-to-speech, three-way calling, VoIP gateways, Voicemail and more.
 
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