Dovecot autocreate plugin to mailbox { auto }

With dovecot 2.2 Autocreate was deprecated. and the very helpful message started popping up in my logs

Warning: autocreate plugin is deprecated, use mailbox { auto } setting instead

Dovecot’s wiki does have a page on this http://wiki2.dovecot.org/MailboxSettings but its not very helpful.

So here is …

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Read .pem cert file

I needed to take a look at a .pem cert file to take a look at the expiration dates.

What do you know openssl makes it somewhat easy to do this.

openssl x509 -in invoke.coffee.pem -text

There you go all the signing info. expiration, signing algorithms etc.

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rsyslog failure

I ran into an issue with rsyslog on debian.

when running apt-get install (in this case git) I would get this back.

Setting up git (1:2.1.4-2.1) …
Errors were encountered while processing:
rsyslog
fail2ban
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

So I removed …

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Cisco 4500 IOS upgrades

Each IOS upgrade on a 4500 series switch can be different depending of the specific configuration that is implemented. This guide will provide some high level concepts and pointers to assist with an IOS upgrade.

BOOT variables

Boot parameters for 4500 series switches are controlled by two parameters the Configuration …

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Running PowerShell Scripts

Running PowerShell scripts is significantly different from batch files and normal exe files.

Starting PowerShell

Search for PowerShell in the start menu, then right click and run as admin. Enter your username and password (or user your Piv Certificate) like normal.

You will then have PowerShell running as admin.

Basic …

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Podcasts

I have been a huge fan of podcasts for a couple of years. so I decided to share my list of podcasts that I listen to.

I use byondpod on android that generates a smart playlist general in the order below. I rarely even get through half of this list …

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retropi

I recently started playing around with the raspberry pi 2.

I followed the guide on lifehacker to get this set up.

http://lifehacker.com/how-to-turn-your-raspberry-pi-into-a-retro-game-console-498561192

The setup is really easy to get going but I did find a couple of commands very helpful. updating

rpi-update will update the raspberry pi …

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SSHD Port Selection

Many guides for securing a SSH server will mention changing the SSH port you are using away from the default (TCP/22). while this is not bad advise what security are you really gaining from this?

Changing the default port does create one more thing that you have to remember …

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Keeping FreeBSD up to date

FreeBsd makes keeping your system up-to-date relatively easy using a utility called freebsd-update.

simply run

freebsd-update fetch

to download all updates

then run

freebsd-update install

To install the downloaded updates

When it comes time to upgrade to a new major version of FreeBSD you will need to use upgrade and …

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Resetting the root Password on Ubuntu

It’s not very common but at some point everyone needs to get back into a Linux box they do not know the password to.

The procedure below is for Ubuntu 14.04 with Grub.

Reboot the Linux machine

When you get to the Grub screen select the “Advanced options …

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