The weirdest errors are those occurring on a freshly installed system where you’d expect for everything to simply work (with the default configs). But such new installs rarely work.
Roudcube successfully connects and sends emails through localhost. At the same time, external clients are unable to send emails through SMTP. The issues is… Continue reading
Main symptom of a problem is that emails are visible in the Read User Mail utility in Webmin but they do not show up in either webmail (Roundcube/Squirrelmail), Usermin or any email client configured to connect to the server.
After further inspection, it appears the emails get delivered to /firstname.lastname@example.org instead of /home/username/homes/usermailbox/Maildir. Continue reading
Running a PPTP server on your own router is very handy when you need a secure/trusted middle point from which to connect to all your external services while being on the move.
Or maybe you just want to access some private resource that’s only available in your LAN. Either way, with DD-WRT it’s very easy to set up a PPTP server. Continue reading
Computers need upgrades, and upgrades involve motherboards, and motherboards have chipsets, and chipsets require drivers, which drivers are chipset dependent. And computers also fail, requiring replacing parts. Upgrading or replacing a motherboard with different chipset in Windows Xp used to be both complicated and simple at the same time, requiring the well known repair install. But then Vista and later 7 were released and the repair install was no more.
Fortunately, there is still a way to keep your Windows 7 (and probably Vista, 8, 8.1 and perhaps even the upcoming 10) after switching to a motherboard with different chipset (and driver). Continue reading
Guest wireless access is handy when you want to separate guest devices (your friends’ phones and laptops) from your own devices connected to the main network.
To get started, you need a router capable of guest wireless (not every router can do this) already set up and running either DD-WRT or Tomato. This tutorial explains how to set up a router running Tomato that is used only as access point (WAN is disabled/unplugged). Continue reading
One can never have too many backups. There’s always room for one more backup. Backups are what keep computers running (most of the time)… Except when backups are not set up. At all. Not even a single antiqued copy exists of what broke down…
Let’s imagine that worst case scenario. Let’s imagine… Continue reading