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Philippe Eveleigh
Philippe Eveleigh
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Philippe Eveleigh replied to the topic Re:Squirrelmail on clearos - good blacklist or block sender pluggin in the forums.
Now I can go to bed with a clear head, not attempting to stop thinking of something else to try and solve this problem - it's solved...

Bonne nuit ... well deserved.
08:47 AM
3 days ago
Philippe Eveleigh replied to the topic Re:Squirrelmail on clearos - good blacklist or block sender pluggin in the forums.
Another option if you are courageous is to use the Postfix Sieve Server, it is enabled by default in COS. I do use Squirrelmail but the configuration for my Sieve Server is done in Sogo. I do see a Sieve plugin in Squirrelmail but I have never used it: Plugins - Avelsieve - Sieve Filters
10:51 AM
Philippe Eveleigh replied to the topic Re:UniFi Integration? Anyone interested? in the forums.
But I'll see if I can rebuild the old version and drop you an email. Send me a PM with your email and I'll send you the link once that's done. I've had it running for over a year in multiple locations and have not had any issues whatsoever with it (doesn't mean there aren't any in there though of course).
Brian you are to kind but I believe that I have managed to install: UniFi 3.2.7 is released I am saying that I believe because I did get the controller portal running but I have no AP's to test it with ... I have an order on its way.

Here are some comments, area of concern during my install of the Unifi Controller:

The Unifi controller does not require you to install the mongodb service all that is required is the mongodb-server service. When you startup the Unifi Controller for the first time it initializes its configurations files and creates its own instance of a mongodb.

The UniFi version 3.2.7 was tested to run on Java JRE 1.8

The Unifi Controller default installation of a monodb instance requires over 3 Gig of disk space. My COS servers lives in a VM environment that is built on a lean space allocation. I created an LVM of 3 Gig on the COS server for the Unifi Controller use thinking that it was going to be sufficient. Not exactly see the following log:
Code:

Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.361 [initandlisten] MongoDB starting : pid=5478 port=27117 dbpath=/opt/unifi/data/db 64-bit host=services210.cognoquest.org
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.361 [initandlisten] db version v2.4.12
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.361 [initandlisten] git version: nogitversion
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.361 [initandlisten] build info: Linux buildhw-04.phx2.fedoraproject.org 3.16.3-200.fc20.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Sep 17 22:34:21 UTC 2014 x86_64 BOOST_LIB_VERSION=1_41
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.361 [initandlisten] allocator: tcmalloc
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.361 [initandlisten] options: { bind_ip: "127.0.0.1", dbpath: "/opt/unifi/data/db", logappend: true, logpath: "logs/mongod.log", nohttpinterface: true, port: 27117 }
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.363 [initandlisten] journal dir=/opt/unifi/data/db/journal
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.363 [initandlisten] recover : no journal files present, no recovery needed
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.363 [initandlisten] 
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.363 [initandlisten] ERROR: Insufficient free space for journal files
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.363 [initandlisten] Please make at least 3379MB available in /opt/unifi/data/db/journal or use --smallfiles
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.363 [initandlisten] 
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.363 [initandlisten] exception in initAndListen: 15926 Insufficient free space for journals, terminating
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.363 dbexit: 
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.363 [initandlisten] shutdown: going to close listening sockets...
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.363 [initandlisten] shutdown: going to flush diaglog...
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.363 [initandlisten] shutdown: going to close sockets...
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.363 [initandlisten] shutdown: waiting for fs preallocator...
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.363 [initandlisten] shutdown: lock for final commit...
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.363 [initandlisten] shutdown: final commit...
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.363 [initandlisten] shutdown: closing all files...
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.363 [initandlisten] closeAllFiles() finished
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.363 [initandlisten] journalCleanup...
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.363 [initandlisten] removeJournalFiles
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.364 [initandlisten] shutdown: removing fs lock...
Wed Nov 19 10:24:40.364 dbexit: really exiting now



The default Journal file size creation for the mongodb service used by the Unifi Controller requires over 3 Gig of space.
To resolve the above problem I changed the ../data/system.properties and added:
Code:

unifi.db.extraargs=-smallfiles

this brought down the requirements for the journal space to be 384 Meg when created.

The above db journal problem also added and traditional area of concern for me: I noticed that the Unifi Controller was continuously attempting to create the db when the above error occurred. This infinite loop would generate a log that is continuously growing ... oops. A log rotation script can help this but I should inquire about this problem on the Unifi forum to see what they have to say

I have used a UniFi Service script from here: Tutorial:Installing UniFi on CentOS 6.x for my purpose, but I believe this script is a little weak and will require some attention i.e. you can start the service multiple times etc...
05:56 AM
4 days ago
Philippe Eveleigh replied to the topic Re:UniFi Integration? Anyone interested? in the forums.
My apologies Brian I couldn't wait and had to give this a try. I still owe you one for introducing me here to Unifi

I am hopping to report back some finding about the install in possibly a new sub-category for the forum: How about a new sub-category: Wireless ??
11:12 AM
Philippe Eveleigh created a new topic How about a new sub-category: Wireless ?? in the forums.
I am just going to enumerate thoughts in no particular order for the Webmasters and others to comment?

Cons:
  • Possibly getting to close to specific vendors

  • Currently not that many posts on the subject

Pros:
  • This is a subject that I was never previously required to investigate, but recently things have changed and a sub-category would definitively facilitate inquiries.

  • The Wifi segment is definitley going to grow, in the future more and more appliances will be connected.

  • The Wifi enterprise segment is starting to be affordable to the smaller enterprises and the public.

  • ClearOS apps that live in that segment already exists: :Radius Server and new ones soon to come (No pressure Brian):
    UniFi Integration? Anyone interested?
10:41 AM
Philippe Eveleigh replied to the topic Re: HELP ON How to 3 eMail VM with Clearos5.3 or 6 running under Proxmox.... in the forums.
If you just want to receive from multiple email domains and are happy to respond from (for eample) user@example.org when the email was received from example.org.uk,
This really depends on the client email you use. I use Squirrelmail and Sogo and I can send on behalf of any domain name I want (My Sogo required LDAP structure changes)

then you can do what Nick suggested. example.org is down as the parent, and example.org.uk and example.org.fr etc. are added to the 'Destination Domains'.
Yes but the 'Mail forwarding' section would do what gerardoandrade wants How do you do this ?
02:55 AM
5 days ago
Philippe Eveleigh replied to the topic Re: HELP ON How to 3 eMail VM with Clearos5.3 or 6 running under Proxmox.... in the forums.
... and forwards the mail for the other two domains to the other two instances of ClearOS ..... if I've understood the docs correctly.
Wouldn't that not create an infinite loop ??? the mail would always be sent back to the first COS instance since all three WAN domain MX records would point to one hostname. I am not certain if it is possible to reconfigure your internal DNS to ignore the WAN MX records and forward the mail to specific LAN servers?

I have configured my COS server for Multiple Mail Domains and the DNS MX records for all my domains to point to one hostname i.e. one mail server to receive all the emails and that works well but not certain if this is what gerardoandrade wants ??
04:15 PM
1 week ago
Philippe Eveleigh replied to the topic Re:VLAN Support in the forums.
I currently have the cable modem setup in bridged mode - so TWC actually sees the MAC on my switch when reserving the IP - it totally passes through.Interesting configuration ... Is there other advantages than being able to swap modems without the ISP being unaware of you doing so in this configuration?

I can't see any reason why it would not workIt seems to me that the pppoe connection for Linux is tied to a different type of network interface ? I can not see how you could reconcile ethx and pppoe interfaces to work on the same adapter for VLAN purposes?


But the only think that communicates on that VLAN is my UniFi access point (which sits on 3 others as well that are actually LAN).I really like the fact that you seem to have found a product that extends the VLAN architecture to the SSID capabilities of the AP at an affordable price.
The UniFi access point has got my interest and have been investigation it more closely I like what I see, maybe the Networking Interface on the base models being 10/100 Ethernet Port is a little weak but the rest of the features are quite impressive.
Nov 15
Philippe Eveleigh replied to the topic Re:VLAN Support in the forums.
No problem. I often get carried away in my explanations, so I'm sure I could have phrased things better. I try to be complete, but often go overboard.
I personally appreciate the verbosity of your posts. Even if I have a different make for my switch (HP Procurve ... fanless). I believe I have been able to map your concepts with my hardware. This has been quite enlightening for me, including the POE setup

MOST useful when you're chaining switches together
This is exactly what I have done with my Virtual Switch and Hardware Switches.

I have always been interested by the subject but have never had a need to implement VLAN on my COS servers since they live in a virtual environment, and making it pointless to implement with that feature (I think).
You can create as many nics and layer 2 switches as you need on a virtual platform, note: I only have used the free vswitch that comes with ESXI.

On my home ClearOS box that I'm using as my Internet gateway (and lots of other things), I'm using a very tiny Atom based box that only has one physical NIC in it.
I am assuming that your WAN is on a cable connection, I do not think you could implement a gateway server with only one nic with PPPOe connections. Your setup has prompted a question in my mind: about the HOT LAN limit: IP Settings, by curiosity have you configured more than one Hot LAN?
Nov 13
2 weeks ago
Philippe Eveleigh replied to the topic Re:VLAN Support in the forums.
After reading again your post I now see that that you where talking about subnets and not interfaces. Also I have never used COS VLAN configuration, I do use a simple/small VLAN infrastructure (VMware ESXI and layer 2 physical switches)

I had to read multiple times your post not due to lack of clarity but mostly my lack of knowledge. Again I appreciate you doing so.

I always wondered how to configure switches with a COS interfaces configured for VLAN, are we always required to enable and use Trunking on our Switch with the use of COS VLAN?
Nov 11
Philippe Eveleigh replied to the topic Re:VLAN Support in the forums.
Brian, thank you for the post.

Note:
... to use VLAN is to support multiple different subnets on the same NIC and that the ONLY communication between them MUST be through a router or Layer 3 switch.
Layer 2 Switches are also a valid option for Virtual LAN'S
Nov 10
Philippe Eveleigh replied to the topic Re:Increase in spam false-positives in the forums.
This morning I've suddenly started seeing false positives from the spam filter including mails sent by root in my own server.
I have not seen the problem yet but am now monitoring the situation.

Understanding is that the spamassassin daemon doesn't need to be running as the pre-loaded perl module Mail::SpamAssassin is called directly by amavisd-new during the mail processing chain
Does sounds like it: Re:Spam Filter Doesn't Start

I am in the same boat as Nick, your understanding is way beyond mine.
Nov 09
Philippe Eveleigh replied to the topic Re: Deleted mail reappears (IMAP) in the forums.
For me everything points to the mail server and then specific the imap part!
Maybe but if the hardware is not stressed, and you have mentioned low use of cpu and memory on all the processed including cyrus and postfix? I am running out of suggestions: you are running on COS 6.4 ... upgrade? again I do not see how that would change things.
Nov 08
Philippe Eveleigh replied to the topic Re: Deleted mail reappears (IMAP) in the forums.
For some reason when we delete mail on our phones or tablets, it often happens it reappears again like9 out of 10 times.
I have none of the problems you are describing.

mail feels sluggish
Have you checked your services memory and cpu consumption, how about the logs?
Nov 07
Philippe Eveleigh replied to the topic Re:ClearOS Professional as LDAP directory for ClearOS Community in the forums.
Thanks Philippe. So with this do you just change the authentication within the configuration for each application itself, or change where COS points to the overall LDAP directory to point to the other COS server?
I changed the configuration of each applications

Thanks Philippe. So with this do you just change the authentication within the configuration for each application itself, or change where COS points to the overall LDAP directory to point to the other COS server?
You are absolutely right there is advantages to both configuration.
Nov 07

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