Blue Flower

Saturday, 18 February 2017 13:22

Changes coming!

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I have decided rather than having to fetch individual files for each installation that they will be copied from ~root/qmail. This will just allow you to download one larger file and this will be less work for the apache server. Right now I am implementing these changes in the qmail 2.0 guide. Please let me know if you have any issues or problems.

I am also working on dovecot 2 and should have that tested this week.

Thank you.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 03:50

Lots of snow!

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Lots of snow in Maine!! WOW!! 16-18" on Sunday and Monday, another 2-6" tomorrow and another 8-12" on Thursday.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 03:08

No more qmail port!

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Since I first started modifying the qmailrocks documentation for FreeBSD, my goal was to use all the qmail ports to simplify the installation. Since then the qmail port has changed to support netqmail which causes a conflict with qmail. Starting on 2/7/17 I have modified the qmail guide so you are no longer required to install this port. This allows a much cleaner and simplified way to install qmail directly from source. There were some previous issues with TLS which have been addressed. There will be an email configuration page soon.

Monday, 17 October 2016 15:21


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Hello all,

Happy Monday! Today on October 17th it is an astonishing 68 degrees. Poolside anyone?

There are a few updates to post:

1) I have updated the vpopmail and backup walkthroughs to use better ssh encryption per my previous article.
2) On the configuring validrcptto page I have changed the fetch mkvalidrcptto location to now be included in the scripts4.tgz file. I am unsure how long John Simpsons site will be up and have attemtped to relocate anything that was on his site to mine. I plan on supporting qmail until it completely breaks.

Monday, 03 October 2016 15:03

FreeBSD EOL List

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Latest news from the FreeBSD list:

Dear FreeBSD community,

At 23:59 UTC, December 31, 2016, FreeBSD 9.3, 10.1 and 10.2 will reach
end-of-life and will no longer be supported by the FreeBSD Security Officers
Team.  Users of FreeBSD 9.3, 10.1 and 10.2 are strongly encouraged to
upgrade to a newer release as soon as possible.

The currently supported branches and releases and their expected
end-of-life dates are:

 |   Branch  |   Release  |  Type  |   Release Date   |     Estimated EoL    |
 |stable/9   |n/a         |n/a     |n/a               |December 31, 2016     |
 |releng/9.3 |9.3-RELEASE |Extended|July 16, 2014     |December 31, 2016     |
 |stable/10  |n/a         |n/a     |n/a               |last release + 2 years|
 |releng/10.1|10.1-RELEASE|Extended|November 14, 2014 |December 31, 2016     |
 |releng/10.2|10.2-RELEASE|Normal  |August 13, 2015   |December 31, 2016     |
 |releng/10.3|10.3-RELEASE|Extended|April 4, 2016     |April 30, 2018        |

Please refer to for an up-to-date list of
supported releases and the latest security advisories.
Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:57

FreeBSD 11.0 RELEASE Announced

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This was taken from an email from the FreeBSD mailing list:

Dear FreeBSD Community:


Although the FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE has not yet been officially announced,
many have found images on the Project FTP mirrors.

However, please be aware the final 11.0-RELEASE will be rebuilt and
republished on the Project mirrors as a result of a few last-minute
security fixes we feel are imperative to include in the final release.

FreeBSD users already running 11.0-RELEASE will be given instructions on
how to safely upgrade systems to the 11.0-RELEASE-p1 in the final
announcement email.  Those building from source code can obtain the
latest security updates from the releng/11.0 branch in Subversion:


As the FreeBSD Project strives to provide the best possible product, the
Release Engineering team decided to build an updated release to include
the fixes.  At present, we expect to have the final release available
Wednesday, October 5th.  If you have not yet downloaded 11.0-RELEASE,
please wait for the official release announcement.

Thank you in advance for your patience waiting for 11.0-RELEASE, and of
course for understanding the reasons behind the updated release.

On behalf of:   re@

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