Dr Fragen in the operating room


  • Transferring IMAP Messages

    Well I’m on to my final phase in transferring from my own server to @DreamHost. Actually, transferring mail and not loosing messages jacked up my anxiety level significantly. I’ve done a lot of testing and found that imapsync works great. After tweaking the command, I came up with the following. perl imapsync –host1 localhost –user1…

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  • Not Running a Server

    I’ve been running my own server for over 5 years now. It has been a great and sometimes frustrating experience. I think I’ve finally decided to let the pros do the server administration and just focus on the other stuff. The other stuff being coding, writing, and playing with technology. I’m looking into @Dreamhost. They…

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  • WordPress, WebDAV and htaccess

    So I moved my WordPress install to my domain root and the WordPress specific htaccess instructions have borked my WebDAV. Fortunately a little googling and I鈥檝e got a solution. Since running a multisite install, my htaccess rewrites a lot. Turning off the RewriteEngine inside he WebDAV direcetory solves this issue. [code lang=shell] <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine…

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  • chroot'd SFTP on Mac OS X server

    So here you are finding that you need to grant someone else SFTP access to your server. There are lots of reasons to do this, in my case it’s because I needed to grant access to someone’s web designer. We initially worked it out by him emailing me files and me SFTP’ing them up to…

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  • Squirrelmail Plugins

    Just an FYI post. I save all my added Squirrelmail plugins in /Users/Shared/squirrelmail_plugins/. Consequently if I need to reinstall any or all of them all I have to do is issue the following… [bash] sudo cp -R /Users/Shared/squirrelmail_plugins/PLUGIN_FOLDER /usr/share/squirrelmail/plugins sudo /usr/share/squirrelmail/config/conf.pl [/bash] Activate the plugins, save, quit and you’re good to go.

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  • Setting up WebDAV Share in Mac OS X Server

    As I attempt to transition from a laptop to an iPad, with no specific reason other than the iPad is sooooo kewl; I need to create my own online storage. Yes I have a Dropbox account, but I don’t control Dropbox. Here’s what I did, YMMV. From Server Admin, make new Web > Realm and…

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