Running Ubuntu Linux Desktop/Server 10.10

Filed Under (Tech Stuff) by admin on 24-03-2011

             Modified 2011f April 2011 09:30:29 AM

Linux isn’t a brand new topic to me although I am a tech nerd so I enjoy getting behind the scenes on lots of pieces of technology. I can recall obtaining the old Red Hat Linux distributions back in the ol’ days on CD from the postal service purchased via the early Internet. On my last truck I even had a clear Red Hat sticker that was planted right on the rear window. The whole world of Linux has evolved quite a lot and there are many different varieties a.k.a distributions now available. Yes young grasshopper, there are other options (free too) besides just Microsoft if you would like to run your own server! Lets be honest here, if you are a super nerd you would say in a geeky voice that your Linux based operating system is the super shiznat and with your root access you can do everything you ever wanted in your command line world.

In my opinion Ubuntu now ranks as one of the most popular flavors of Linux alongside the Red Hat distros. I recently put a system live onto a server for testing some things out. I configured Linux as a server with no GUI. I am definitely not a fan of non GUI based things however the configuration is pretty easy and with the aid of the Internet you are bound to find support if you are stuck on something. The system I configured is running Postfix (Email Server) with SpamAssassin and configured to run as a filter for incoming/outgoing email for a few domains. Email which is destined to one of my domains for example first routes into this system, is accepted or denied based on certain policies, then passed to the SpamAssassin application which analyzes it for junkmail status. The message is then forwarded onto one of the mail servers internally.

To install most applications you can run the apt-get command:
For example: To install Postfix I ran
sudo apt-get install postfix

*Note: The “sudo” portion of the above command is issued in many situations so that programs can be run as another user, typically the superuser or root. Windows users can reference the root as the almighty administrator account.
In addition to installing Postfix I wanted the ability to graphical view the flow of inbound and outbound messages to my internal mail handling systems.
More To Come!!! … Still Updating

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