Switching... http://switch.richard5.net How to build your Mac into a internet server using open source software Mon, 25 May 2009 14:13:02 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 Comments closed http://switch.richard5.net/2008/07/19/comments-closed/ http://switch.richard5.net/2008/07/19/comments-closed/#comments Sat, 19 Jul 2008 13:35:20 +0000 Richard5 http://switch.richard5.net/?p=228 I’ve decided to stop the ability to comment to blogposts and articles on this blog. The content on the site is not really up-to-date any more and doesn’t reflect the current state of much of the software used. As a benefit it also keeps out the spammers.

If you have any questions on the articles and how-to’s posted here you are better of on my other site which is kept up to date as much as possible. The content covers the same matter (apache, mysql, php and mailserver), but also covers Leopard.

The DIYMacServer.com site is also equipped with a forum where you can ask all the questions you want.

Sorry for the inconvinience.

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Blog moved to new host http://switch.richard5.net/2008/05/04/blog-moved-to-new-host/ http://switch.richard5.net/2008/05/04/blog-moved-to-new-host/#comments Sun, 04 May 2008 17:00:39 +0000 Richard5 http://switch.richard5.net/?p=227 It’s been a while since I blogged here, mostly because my other site is taking up so much time to keep everything up to date. The latest development is that I’ve got a Mac Mini in the Macminicolo.net datacenter. You can read more about it on my other blog. This site has moved now as well.

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Problems, DSL off-line http://switch.richard5.net/2008/01/16/problems-dsl-off-line/ http://switch.richard5.net/2008/01/16/problems-dsl-off-line/#comments Wed, 16 Jan 2008 20:47:23 +0000 Richard5 http://switch.richard5.net/2008/01/16/problems-dsl-off-line/ Sorry for the downtime of the sites, my ISP had some issues and wasn’t refreshing the DHCP leases. I hope you didn’t get into problems because of it…

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Got myself an iPod touch http://switch.richard5.net/2008/01/13/got-myself-an-ipod-touch/ http://switch.richard5.net/2008/01/13/got-myself-an-ipod-touch/#comments Sun, 13 Jan 2008 12:48:35 +0000 Richard5 http://switch.richard5.net/2008/01/13/got-myself-an-ipod-touch/ I’ve been playing with the thought of getting myself an iPhone for quite some time but didn’t get one because I don’t want to hack it to get it to work with a local cell phone provider. When the iPod touch was released I tought, that is the answer, anything but the phone. I’ve got a decent phone, my employer provided me with it, a Samsung blackjack (i600), with email (Exchange integration, internet and a lot more goodies. The only issue I have with it is that it runs windows mobile and takes at least 5 minuts to startup.

I’ve jailbreaked the touch to get some extra applications on it, I’ve now got email, google maps, games and more… The only issue I still run into where to find an open WiFi connection when travelling around. As there is no bluetooth or any other connectivity besides WiFi you are stuck. That was untill I found the solution!

What about creating an adhoc WiFi network between 2 devices namely my phone (which has got WiFi) and the touch. The only problem here is that network sharing over WiFi is disabled on the blackjack. But with some help I’ve got it to work and I can now surf the internet and email over the 3G connection of my blackjack using the touch. It’s almost like having a 3G iPhone ;-) !

the guy that helped me out also wrote a great guide on how to do this yourself. You will need a touch, a Windows mobile 6 phone with 3G and WiFi and some time to spend. Hope you will like it as much as I’m enjoying my new found connectivity…

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Leopard issues with Apache, MySQL and PHP http://switch.richard5.net/2007/11/17/leopard-issues-with-apache-mysql-and-php/ http://switch.richard5.net/2007/11/17/leopard-issues-with-apache-mysql-and-php/#comments Sat, 17 Nov 2007 12:28:38 +0000 Richard5 http://switch.richard5.net/2007/11/17/leopard-issues-with-apache-mysql-and-php/ Just a small warning for everyone still following this blog for their setup and hasn’t switched to the new DIYMacServer.com blog. There are some issues regarding compiling and installing Apache, MySQL and PHP on Leopard. Please read the Leopard blog entries there for more coverage. Read compiling Apache on Leopard, MySQL issues on Leopard and the regular documentation set for more info.

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Leopard has arrived at last for me… http://switch.richard5.net/2007/10/30/leopard-has-arrived-at-last-for-me/ http://switch.richard5.net/2007/10/30/leopard-has-arrived-at-last-for-me/#comments Tue, 30 Oct 2007 20:48:06 +0000 Richard5 http://switch.richard5.net/2007/10/30/leopard-has-arrived-at-last-for-me/ I’ve had some issues with UPS over the weekend. Where they normally would drop off packages at the neighbors when i wasn’t home, this time they didn’t. I should have received my copy on friday, but because I was out for groceries I missed the delivery. They tried again on monday but as to be expected I was at work and no delivery was made.

I called UPS to see how we could resolve the issue. The easiest solution was to pick up the package at UPS, their warehouse was not that far away. When I arrived this morning at UPS to finally pick up my copy of Leopard, only to be disappointed again. It seemed the driver forgot to leave the package and was taking it on his round again. After some negotiations with the local manager on how to resolve the issue, we decided to have it delivered at work which gave UPS a small problem. It wasn’t on the normal route so the package had to be exchanged between drivers. I got the package by the end of the day at the office. Finally.

I’ve installed it on my test mini as soon as I got home and I’m typing this blog-post in Safari 3 in Leopard. Next step is to try and install all the DIYMacserver.com stuff and see what I’ve got to o to get it working in Leopard !

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Little present for myself, preparing for Leopard http://switch.richard5.net/2007/10/23/little-present-for-myself-preparing-for-leopard/ http://switch.richard5.net/2007/10/23/little-present-for-myself-preparing-for-leopard/#comments Tue, 23 Oct 2007 19:42:09 +0000 Richard5 http://switch.richard5.net/2007/10/23/little-present-for-myself-preparing-for-leopard/ Well, just returned from Ikea where I bought a little present for myself, a new swivel chair for use behind my desk at home in the study. It’s got one of those unpronounceable names “Kläppe”. My old one was also form Ikea but that one has served it’s purpose for way too long now and is ready to be recycled.

I’ve been playing with the idea of redecorating my study. As always it’s a mess and I need to organize lots of stuff on my desk which is always to small. But playing with ideas isn’t actually getting me anywhere and the new chair gives some purpose to getting things done. Who know I might even by myself a new desk and before I even now it the study has been repainted, got new shelves on the wall and…(I start looking very dreamy)

By the way, just ordered Leopard in the online Apple Store as well. I’m preparing my test server to have a partition on Leopard for testing purposes of the DIYMacServer setup.

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Open Source Enterprise magazine: email servers http://switch.richard5.net/2007/09/17/open-source-enterprise-magazine-email-servers/ http://switch.richard5.net/2007/09/17/open-source-enterprise-magazine-email-servers/#comments Mon, 17 Sep 2007 18:25:07 +0000 Richard5 http://switch.richard5.net/2007/09/17/open-source-enterprise-magazine-email-servers/ When wading trough the backlog of RSS feeds and emails which piled up during my vacation I found a reference to the O3:magazine (The Open Source Enterprise Magazine) which has an issue which is completely about using open source software to create an enterprise email solutions. It covers the following topics:

  • Building Secure Postfix Appliances
  • Using DSPAM
  • Designing Scalable SMTP Networks
  • MobilityEmail Client
  • Voicemail / Email Integration
  • Using Dovecot for IMAP / POP3
  • Webmail with RoundCube
  • Encrypting Email Protocols

I’ve playing with the idea of releasing all the instructions as a PDF download which you can save locally so you can print it or keep it on the Desktop whenever you need it without having to have an internet connection working. Would you like to be able to download this and would you be willing to pay for the download (for a few dollar/euro) to reward all the work that went into it. I haven’t thought this through yet but I guess if you would pay you would get all the updates as well for a period of time. No DRM !

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Out of Office… http://switch.richard5.net/2007/08/30/out-of-office/ http://switch.richard5.net/2007/08/30/out-of-office/#comments Thu, 30 Aug 2007 19:45:57 +0000 Richard5 http://switch.richard5.net/2007/08/30/out-of-office/ Yes, I’m away for a while to a place that I don’t think has permanent accessible internet access. This means I won’t be responding to all your comments and questions for two weeks, but don’t dispair. If you’ve got issues and are willing to share them with the other I suggest using the forum where others are willing to repond to your needs. See you again in 2 weeks !

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So much to do and so little time http://switch.richard5.net/2007/08/12/so-much-to-do-and-so-little-time/ http://switch.richard5.net/2007/08/12/so-much-to-do-and-so-little-time/#comments Sun, 12 Aug 2007 20:40:12 +0000 Richard5 http://switch.richard5.net/2007/08/12/so-much-to-do-and-so-little-time/ Well it’s been some time since I blogged here. I even got email from some of the regulars if I was still here. I’m still here alive and kicking… Only the new job is almost everything I hoped it to be and they are keeping me very busy. I’ve got my new company car a week ago and it’s great. Although I have to confess I had to change color I wanted to get my car this year. It seemed that all the black models where sold out by the time the leasing company processed the order. I’ve now got a “cool silver” Outlander parked in front of my house.

I’ve just blogged on the other site about all the updates I missed while I was busy working at my paying job. The OSX security update, Postfix and MySQL updates can be done without a problem.

I’ll try to keep everything a bit more up to date. Hope you didn’t ran into problems because of my “absence”.

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