Re: [PLUG] Setting laptop network for new router configuration

2017-11-14 Thread Rich Shepard
On Tue, 14 Nov 2017, Rich Shepard wrote: Stay tuned. Update Real Soon Now. Wes, Thanks for the lesson. Connecting to a LAN port and temporarily setting the laptop eth0 to use DHCP made the difference. This is on a Linksys wrt54g v.2 router. I also upgraded the firmware to 4.21.5

Re: [PLUG] Setting laptop network for new router configuration

2017-11-14 Thread Rich Shepard
On Tue, 14 Nov 2017, wes wrote: If DHCP is enabled on the router, and some new device connects to your local network, and also has DHCP enabled, the router will assign the next IP address in its sequence to the device. If anything else on the local network already has that address set

Re: [PLUG] SMTP communications question

2017-11-23 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 23 Nov 2017, Mke C> wrote: I'd say start at the OpenDKIM SoureForge Project page. From their Support tab, "opendkim says the best way to get help with its software is by using its ticket tracker: Support Requests."  https://sourceforge.net/projects/opendkim/support Mike, I think I

Re: [PLUG] SMTP communications question

2017-11-23 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 23 Nov 2017, Rich Shepard wrote: https://sourceforge.net/projects/opendkim/support I think I saw a reference to that somewhere but there's also supposed to be a mail list except the subscription page won't load. I much prefer mail lists to web fora. There's also a stackexchange

Re: [PLUG] Converting audio files

2017-12-03 Thread Rich Shepard
On Sun, 3 Dec 2017, Galen Seitz wrote: Why do you want to convert these files to mp3? Galen, Because the .wav file (1032704 bytes) is much larger than the .mp3 file (391488 bytes). What is your goal? Do you really need mp3? If not, you should be able to convert the files to any one of a

Re: [PLUG] Converting audio files

2017-12-03 Thread Rich Shepard
On Sun, 3 Dec 2017, Galen Seitz wrote: If the files are for your own use, I suggest converting them to ogg vorbis or to ogg opus. opus is the latest and greatest open codec, so your sox might not support it. It certainly should support the vorbis codec. Rummaging around the web I read that

Re: [PLUG] Converting audio files

2017-12-03 Thread Rich Shepard
On Sun, 3 Dec 2017, Galen Seitz wrote: mp3 is patent encumbered. Galen, Oh. That makes a difference. If the files are for your own use, I suggest converting them to ogg vorbis or to ogg opus. opus is the latest and greatest open codec, so your sox might not support it. It certainly

Re: [PLUG] Converting audio files

2017-12-03 Thread Rich Shepard
On Sun, 3 Dec 2017, King Beowulf wrote: Remember: when moving from a lossless format (WAV) to a lossy format (ogg , mp3), you throw away a lot of data. transcoding to another lossy format will further degrade the audio. Ed, Thus my question. Recommendation: transcode to another, better

Re: [PLUG] Converting audio files

2017-12-03 Thread Rich Shepard
On Sun, 3 Dec 2017, King Beowulf wrote: mp3 patent expired in May 2017. Lame and ffmpeg are now part of Slackware-current (15.0 "real soon now"). Ed, Good to know. ogg vorbis is OK, but for audio fidelity I prefer FLAC, lossless compression, unless I need to save space. I was

Re: [PLUG] Converting audio files

2017-12-03 Thread Rich Shepard
On Sun, 3 Dec 2017, Rich Shepard wrote: Audacity translated the file from .wav to .mp3. I'll look to see if it supports the ogg flavors (I suspect so). If not, ffmpeg will do the job. Yes, audacity-2.1.3 exports to ogg vorbis. Rich ___ PLUG

[PLUG] openDKIM not found with sent mail

2017-12-14 Thread Rich Shepard
I've been trying unsuccessfully to determine why opendkim is not found by verifier.port25.com when it seems to be correctly configured and installed here with postfix-3.2.4. On the web I found different instructions for configuring the package, and the SlackBuilds.org instructions seem to be

Re: [PLUG] openDKIM not found with sent mail

2017-12-14 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 14 Dec 2017, Michael Rasmussen wrote: And the postfix main.cf, does it include: smtpd_milters = inet:127.0.0.1:8891 non_smtpd_milters = $smtpd_milters milter_default_action = accept milter_protocol = 2 ?? Michael, Yes: smtpd_milters =

Re: [PLUG] openDKIM not found with sent mail

2017-12-14 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 14 Dec 2017, Michael Rasmussen wrote: Copies of the relevant sections of the config files would go a long way in enabling people to offer help. Just sayin. Michael, Of course. I didn't post them to the list thinking it would be more appropriate to an individual. However, ...

Re: [PLUG] Question about ssh connections

2017-12-18 Thread Rich Shepard
On Mon, 18 Dec 2017, Paul Heinlein wrote: Logwatch isn't reporting the server-side port; it's reporting the initiating port on the client side, which for most TCP clients is high and random. Paul, I didn't know this. Thanks for explaining. In other words, the output above is completely

[PLUG] Question about ssh connections

2017-12-18 Thread Rich Shepard
All hosts are configured to use a SSH port other than 22; the same port number on all of them. But, it's not the port numbers shown by the logwatch report this morning: - SSHD Begin Users logging in through sshd: rshepard: 192.168.55.2

[PLUG] Presentation software w/LCD projector

2017-12-18 Thread Rich Shepard
Many of us use visuals (a.k.a. 'slides') with our presentations. Most PDF display tools used to work well; e.g., xpdf and mupdf. Current versions not so well. I've found two tools that are specific for presentations: pdfpc and impressive. pdfpc is designed for two monitors: one for the

Re: [PLUG] Learning programming

2017-12-14 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 14 Dec 2017, John Bartley K7AAY j...@503bartley.com wrote: I have determined I must learn programming, and would prefer to do so in the 'back end', i.e., server environment. I have (some) funding from being laid off when my job was outsourced overseas (fir the second time). Your

Re: [PLUG] Learning programming

2017-12-15 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 14 Dec 2017, John Bartley K7AAY j...@503bartley.com wrote: Employment, anywhere in the US, as being a PC hardware tech now resembles being a buggywhip embosser. Coding uses my brain, not my back, which is preferred. My Intended is pondering taking employment which could take her

Re: [PLUG] Need an OLD style BASIC

2017-12-15 Thread Rich Shepard
On Fri, 15 Dec 2017, Richard Owlett wrote: IOW, the suitable tool for my needs is a tack hammer not a sledgehammer. smaller is *BETTER*! Consider bash scripts with the assistance of sed, awk, grep, and other tools you already have in your debian installation. The entire UNIX/linux system is

Re: [PLUG] dsl woes

2017-12-14 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 14 Dec 2017, Bob Vinisky wrote: A second request is for a recommendation for a decent sip, if one still exists. I, too, am a refugee from Aracnet, and want to get away from this mess soon Bob, If you're running a business Frontier has their 15/5 Mbps voice/fiber Internet package

Re: [PLUG] dsl woes

2017-12-14 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 14 Dec 2017, Bob Vinisky wrote: Two days ago ip traffic ceased in our (residential) Frontier dal line. The modem is up and running correctly, but no traffic in or out. Bob, Before SpiritOne lost their mail and web servers I connected to them through my Netgear VFS318 router

[PLUG] Swapping key functions with .Xmodmap

2017-11-16 Thread Rich Shepard
I'm using a new keyboard that has a short space bar because there are two 'Windows' keys on that row, one on each side. The left 'Windows' key is on the left side of the left Alt key. The left Alt key is an alias for the Meta key and I want to swap the two key's positions for ease of reach.

Re: [PLUG] Firefox crash when visiting aliexpress

2017-11-17 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 16 Nov 2017, Rich Shepard wrote: The 32-bit version of the same release (on Slackware-14.2) does not crash. Galen, Slackware released firefox-54.5 last night; perhaps an upgrade is available for CentOS and has fixed the 54.4's dislike of aliexpress. Rich

[PLUG] DKIM authentication with alpine

2017-11-17 Thread Rich Shepard
I'm adding DKIM to my postfix installation and have /etc/opendkim.conf identifying my domain as the sender. My web searches on how to set alpine to use authentication fails to find anything newer than 2009 (which has a dead link to the dead UDub alpine mail list). I also see nothing in alpine's

[PLUG] Backup MX server

2017-11-10 Thread Rich Shepard
I would like to add a backup MX server for the rare times my primary MX server here is off-line for a while. If weather predictions for the area turn out to be true long power outages might occur and it would be nice to have someone catch incoming mail until power is restored. Are there free

[PLUG] cpufreq governor selection

2017-11-11 Thread Rich Shepard
Trying to build a couple of packages here on my 32-bit, 2-core i686 AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 255 Processor causes a CPU overheat shutdown of the system. Building one large package, ATLAS (a linear algebra library), is recommended to set cpufreq to 'performance' which fixes the govenor at the

Re: [PLUG] cpufreq governor selection

2017-11-11 Thread Rich Shepard
On Sat, 11 Nov 2017, Tomas Kuchta wrote: I can give you old, unused 4 core 64b ASRock Q1900DC mini-itx board. It takes 10W from 12-19V power brick, it is 64bit and probably faster to replace than you problematic piece of HW. Tomas, Thanks for the offer. I have a desktop needing only a few

Re: [PLUG] Laptop boots with Ethernet ports ipv6 [FIXED]

2017-11-10 Thread Rich Shepard
On Fri, 10 Nov 2017, Rich Shepard wrote: I've no idea what caused this but need to learn ASAP how to get it back to using ipv4 addressing. Fixed the issue by stopping/starting rc.inet1, the file that configures network ports. Lesson to me: apparently restarting is not as complete

Re: [PLUG] One ethernet port, two subnets

2017-11-10 Thread Rich Shepard
On Mon, 6 Nov 2017, wes wrote: If the above doesn't work for you, we may need to learn more about your setup. Given what you've mentioned previously on this topic, I'm going to guess that you're trying to arrange it such that you can talk to the Ubiquiti router both on its default subnet as

[PLUG] Laptop boots with Ethernet ports ipv6

2017-11-10 Thread Rich Shepard
This is a completely new issue here. I'm using my Dell Latitude E5410, running Slackware-14.2/x86_64 to configure the Ubiquiti ER-X. The laptop's eth0 IP address needs to be set to 192.168.1.1 to configure the router's WAN port. Then I need to change the laptop's eth0 IP address to

Re: [PLUG] Backup MX server

2017-11-10 Thread Rich Shepard
On Fri, 10 Nov 2017, David Barr wrote: Something I've thought about for when I have my domain host back under my direct control is acting as a backup MX for friends (and at least one of them returning the favor). My idea is to act as a spooler until the Primary MX is back. I haven't seen much

Re: [PLUG] Laptop batteries

2017-11-10 Thread Rich Shepard
On Fri, 10 Nov 2017, John Meissen wrote: I wasn't recommending this as a general source, but if you're on a really tight budget and willing to take on some risk it might be worth considering. John, This certainly makes sense and I've no quibble with going lowest price when that is

Re: [PLUG] Laptop batteries

2017-11-10 Thread Rich Shepard
On Fri, 10 Nov 2017, John Meissen wrote: Reputable places like BatteriesPlus want $90 for a new replacement. But my searching eventually led me to aliexpress.com. Expressing my opinion here. I buy all my batteries, from cell phone and UPS to diesel pickup truck from Northwest Battery Supply

Re: [PLUG] Backup MX server

2017-11-10 Thread Rich Shepard
On Fri, 10 Nov 2017, Jason Bergstrom wrote: The two reasons this isn't a standard offering are that policies for filtering mail differ widely. If a secondary accepts all mail for your primary, then your primary returns and now refuses mail the secondary has to bounce it (if they don't accept it

Re: [PLUG] Laptop boots with Ethernet ports ipv6

2017-11-10 Thread Rich Shepard
On Fri, 10 Nov 2017, Tomas Kuchta wrote: Mostly likely because your router address is 192.168.1.1 so the laptop cannot have the same address. Pick different between 2-250. Tomas, On that subnet the laptop is assigned 192.168.1.4 Rich ___ PLUG

Re: [PLUG] associate *.PLT files with lpr?

2017-11-10 Thread Rich Shepard
On Fri, 10 Nov 2017, Denis Heidtmann wrote: I would like to be able to double-click on a .PLT file to have lpr launch with the file as the argument. Denis, I've not closely followed this thread so my questions might have been answered. What application you use produces a .plt output file?

Re: [PLUG] associate *.PLT files with lpr?

2017-11-10 Thread Rich Shepard
On Fri, 10 Nov 2017, Denis Heidtmann wrote: The *.PLT file is created by a print-to-a-file setup in Windows 2000 in VB. Okay. I know nothing about Windows so that explains why I asked. Thanks for answering, Rich ___ PLUG mailing list

[PLUG] Setting laptop network for new router configuration

2017-11-14 Thread Rich Shepard
My limited experience suggests that all routers are delivered with the IP address of 192.168.1.1. To configure the router a portable (usually) host needs to be converted from its LAN to the 192.168.1.0/24 subnet. I want to learn what needs to be checked and altered as necessary when changing

Re: [PLUG] Checking external hard drive

2017-11-20 Thread Rich Shepard
On Mon, 20 Nov 2017, Rich Shepard wrote: WARNING: Kernel Errors Present EXT4-fs (sdb): error count since last ...: 1 Time(s) EXT4-fs (sdb): initial error at time 15108526 ...: 1 Time(s) EXT4-fs (sdb): last error at time 15110272 ...: 1 Time(s) I just noticed that these errors

Re: [PLUG] Checking external hard drive

2017-11-20 Thread Rich Shepard
On Mon, 20 Nov 2017, Roderick Anderson wrote: Did you check your fstab for correct entries? Rod, Yes. UUID=da596a77-2fb4-41ed-881c-a3f8bb0ab437 /media/hd0 auto defaults 0 0 /dev/sdc1/mnt/flashdrive vfatauto,users,rw 0 0 /dev/sdb1/mnt/thumb vfat

Re: [PLUG] Checking external hard drive

2017-11-20 Thread Rich Shepard
On Mon, 20 Nov 2017, Robert Citek wrote: On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 9:19 AM, Rich Shepard <rshep...@appl-ecosys.com> wrote: UUID=da596a77-2fb4-41ed-881c-a3f8bb0ab437 /media/hd0 auto defaults 0 0 /dev/sdc1/mnt/flashdrive vfatauto,users,rw 0 0 /dev/sdb1/mnt

Re: [PLUG] Checking external hard drive

2017-11-20 Thread Rich Shepard
On Mon, 20 Nov 2017, Bill Weiss wrote: You've got /dev/sdb and /dev/sdc mounted on top of each other. df sees /dev/sdc because it's the one on top :) If you umount it you'll get /dev/sdb. It happens. Bill, I'm not sure I understand. While /etc/fstab will mount /dev/sdb (a different

[PLUG] openDKIM configuration needs fixing

2017-11-19 Thread Rich Shepard
My switch from SpiritOne to Frontier FiOS has been an education because I once again have a static IP address and am seeing a bunch of issues not before encountered. Most I've resolved, two remain. When I tried sending a response to John yesterday it was rejected by gmx.net because of a

[PLUG] Reality check

2017-11-18 Thread Rich Shepard
With the mail/phone issues I've had recently I want to check that I'm doing things correctly. Two instances of not reaching web pages. I can load (and ping) www.opendkim.org, but cannot load (or ping) lists.opendkim.org. This means their mail list page is off-line. Yes? Yesterday and

[PLUG] Checking external hard drive

2017-11-20 Thread Rich Shepard
Today's logwatch report has these kernel errors: WARNING: Kernel Errors Present EXT4-fs (sdb): error count since last ...: 1 Time(s) EXT4-fs (sdb): initial error at time 15108526 ...: 1 Time(s) EXT4-fs (sdb): last error at time 15110272 ...: 1 Time(s) When I mount the

Re: [PLUG] SMTP communications question

2017-11-21 Thread Rich Shepard
On Tue, 21 Nov 2017, Rich Shepard wrote:     To improve your emails deliverability, your MTA-EHLO/PTR/MX hostnames should all match. If you use an inbound/cloud filtering service, the hostname in your DNS MX record doesn't need to match, but the MTA EHLO and PTR/reverse DNS should match

Re: [PLUG] SMTP communications question

2017-11-21 Thread Rich Shepard
On Tue, 21 Nov 2017, Alexandre Bedard wrote:     Your EHLO hostname is controlled by your MTA (Postfix, Sendmail,qmail, etc), not the MUA. Most MTA's have a configuration option to specify your mail server's EHLO hostname. Most Linux distros/MTA's will default to the contents of /etc/mailname.

Re: [PLUG] SMTP communications question

2017-11-21 Thread Rich Shepard
On Tue, 21 Nov 2017, wes wrote: This is up to the administrator of the recipient MTA. They can decide whether to reject mail from senders who claim to be host x in their HELO, but have a different name in their PTR record. In my experience, most of them simply check that a PTR record exists at

[PLUG] SMTP communications question

2017-11-21 Thread Rich Shepard
I understand that when an e-mail message is sent the client MTA initiates communications with the receiving/relaying server MTA with a HELO or EHLO command. The recipient MTA is identified by its DNS MX record. Both HELO/EHLO and MX have a host name prefixed to the domain name. Does it

Re: [PLUG] Swapping key functions with .Xmodmap

2017-11-16 Thread Rich Shepard
On Fri, 17 Nov 2017, Bryan Linton wrote: My .xmodmap is the following: remove Lock = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = Escape ! This maps the kanji-conversion keys to keycode 129 = space keycode 131 = space keycode 208 = space ! Map the yen

Re: [PLUG] Fiber connectors?

2017-11-16 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 16 Nov 2017, Chuck Hast wrote: Generally the techs for anything are good folks. While we're grousing about telcos, cable companies and the differences between the customer-facing employees and those invisible ones hidden away somewhere ... Yesterday I received an e-mail message

Re: [PLUG] Setting laptop network for new router configuration

2017-11-14 Thread Rich Shepard
On Tue, 14 Nov 2017, Jim Garrison wrote: a) It's not necessarily the 192.168.1.0/24 subnet. Sometimes it's 192.168.0.0/24, you have to check the documentation that came with the router, or look on the manufacturer's website. b) The router address isn't necessarily .1, it could be .254 c)

Re: [PLUG] Hard Drives - WD Red Pro?

2017-11-15 Thread Rich Shepard
On Tue, 14 Nov 2017, Keith Lofstrom wrote: The question about Amazon and Newegg and ??? is ... am I missing a better source for online orders? Keith, You might consider eBay. Some vendors there sell new in box hardware for very reasonable prices (others want outlandish prices). It's

Re: [PLUG] DKIM authentication with alpine

2017-11-17 Thread Rich Shepard
On Fri, 17 Nov 2017, Paul Heinlein wrote: I think we're talking passed one another. D'accord. DKIM "authentication" won't involve alpine in any way. Mail might be rejected at the SMTP level by a DKIM-aware milter, e.g., Now that I've done more reading I understand that the MUA doesn't

Re: [PLUG] Fiber connectors?

2017-11-09 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 9 Nov 2017, John Jason Jordan wrote: ... the skinny white fiber cable just dangles down between the studs and the end of it plugs into the back of the 'modem.' John, Interesting. I have a large box inside the house and opposite another large box outside the house. The Frontier

Re: [PLUG] Fiber connectors?

2017-11-09 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 9 Nov 2017, Michael Dexter wrote: Related question: How many $*#@ times does it take asking to be removed from their mailing list? Michael, Can you reject or discard their messages to you? Then you won't see them. If they get tired of getting the bounces they might just unsubscribe

Re: [PLUG] pdxlinux site moved to new server

2017-11-07 Thread Rich Shepard
On Tue, 7 Nov 2017, Joe Pruett wrote: still at spire, though. just an upgraded system. Joe, Thanks for your efforts on our behalf. Rich ___ PLUG mailing list PLUG@pdxlinux.org http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug

Re: [PLUG] Converting audio files [RESOLVED]

2017-12-02 Thread Rich Shepard
On Sat, 2 Dec 2017, Dale Snell wrote: Audacity has always worked well for me when it comes to converting sound files. FFMPEG is pretty good at conversions, too. Dale, Thanks. Dick Steffens suggested that and after upgrading audacity to the latest version I found that it does do a good job

Re: [PLUG] Living without Google

2017-12-07 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 7 Dec 2017, Michael Rasmussen wrote: DuckDuckGo has a page of recommendations for purging all of Google's services from your privacy concerned life. https://spreadprivacy.com/how-to-remove-google/ Thanks for the URL, Michael. There's also ghostery which works very well with

Re: [PLUG] Another SpiritOne Question

2017-12-11 Thread Rich Shepard
On Mon, 11 Dec 2017, Ken Stephens wrote: Be warned that when you switch to fiber and have phone service through Centurylink, your "land" line will be powered off your house power. One of the reasons they want you to switch to fiber is that they no longer have to power your phone. Saves them

Re: [PLUG] Another SpiritOne Question

2017-12-11 Thread Rich Shepard
On Mon, 11 Dec 2017, John Jason Jordan wrote: *I have asked several times at their Hollywood office what an 'internet cost recovery fee' is for, and no one has ever been able to tell me. Seems to me that all the TelCo 'cost recovery fees' are a separation of their base charges to make the

Re: [PLUG] Ideas for accessing old SpiritOne hosted account data?

2017-12-10 Thread Rich Shepard
On Sat, 9 Dec 2017, Eric House wrote: If worse comes to worst, I imagine they'll be in touch in April when the year I prepaid is up, as my credit card's changed and the number they have won't go through. :-) Eric, This past August I paid half the annual fee. When SpiritOne's mail and web

Re: [PLUG] Another SpiritOne Question

2017-12-10 Thread Rich Shepard
On Sun, 10 Dec 2017, Dick Steffens wrote: I had time this morning. Does this give me any useful information regarding whether I'm going through SpiritOne? Dick, Unless I misunderstand your situation, as long as SpiritOne is your ISP it is your gateway to the 'Net. When their mail and

Re: [PLUG] Converting audio files

2017-12-03 Thread Rich Shepard
On Sat, 2 Dec 2017, Tomas Kuchta wrote: lame ffmpeg Tomas, lame requires another library (faad2) and both are installed. There apparently is an expected format that is not what the recorder provides. The script I tried is: #!/bin/sh # name of this script: wav2mp3.sh # wav to mp3 for i in

Re: [PLUG] Converting audio files

2017-12-03 Thread Rich Shepard
On Sat, 2 Dec 2017, King Beowulf wrote: The "wav" files can be in a number of formats, not just straight uncompressed MS Windows audio PCM. You may want to search what format the device uses for storage and/or compression, perhaps amr, awb, 3gp, wavpack, or some other format. codecs exist for

Re: [PLUG] Converting audio files

2017-12-03 Thread Rich Shepard
On Sat, 2 Dec 2017, Tomas Kuchta wrote: The only way to workaround with your fstab way would be to do all below: a) mount your USB disk to other place than media, so it is not of the way for normal hotplug schemes Nothing's mounted on /media other than links to /mnt/. Thanks, Rich

Re: [PLUG] online backup - anybody using backblaze with duplicity or duplicati?

2018-05-06 Thread Rich Shepard
On Sun, 6 May 2018, c wrote: Is anyone on the LUG using backblaze with duplicity or duplicati? Purcell, No, but I suggest you look at dirvish (www.dirvish.org). It does daily incremental backups, is highly configurable, and is used by both individuals and enterprise-type companies. It's a

Re: [PLUG] Dell Optiplex 360 BIOS update

2018-05-04 Thread Rich Shepard
On Tue, 13 Mar 2018, King Beowulf wrote: IIRC, many DELL BIOS had an option that disabled USB boot hidden under "on board devices - usb" or some such. Also, seem to recall that you could also tell the BIOS the internal floppy is USB, then it will boot from a USB stick that is emulating a DOS

Re: [PLUG] Dell Optiplex 360 BIOS update

2018-05-05 Thread Rich Shepard
On Fri, 4 May 2018, Rich Shepard wrote: If you'll have time this weekend I can bring the box over to your house since you've more experience with these hardware issues than have I. Perhaps together we can get the BIOS upgraded and make the external usb the first or second boot device choice

[PLUG] Mail server question

2018-05-07 Thread Rich Shepard
I've installed both spf opendkim and they're up and running. But, when I send a verification message to port25.com the return message shows only spf as passing. Can I assume that opendkim is also working and can be seen by recipients who examine message headers? Regards, Rich

Re: [PLUG] Mail server question

2018-05-07 Thread Rich Shepard
On Mon, 7 May 2018, Jim Garrison wrote: What do you mean by "only spf as passing"? Is the DKIM section not present in the verification response, or does it indicate some kind of failure? Jim, When I tried setting up SPF and DKIM only the former returned 'pass' from port25.com; the DKIM

Re: [PLUG] Mail server question

2018-05-07 Thread Rich Shepard
On Mon, 7 May 2018, Louis Kowolowski wrote: Is there a DKIM header in your outbound message? I'm fairly certain it needs to be there for DKIM to be functioning properly. Louis, Apparently not. It might be something incorrect in the /etc/opendkim/ files; I find descriptions of how to set

Re: [PLUG] Emacs: which shell for code debugging? [RESOLVED]

2018-04-27 Thread Rich Shepard
On Fri, 27 Apr 2018, Rich Shepard wrote: My immediate need is to run the python3 debugger (pdb) while the source code is in an emacs buffer. Experimentation shows me that M-x shell does just fine. Rich ___ PLUG mailing list PLUG@pdxlinux.org

[PLUG] Emacs: which shell for code debugging?

2018-04-27 Thread Rich Shepard
Emacs supports as many flavors of shells as Howard Johnsons had flavors of ice cream. I've found these varieties, in addition to eshell: Single Shell: How to run one shell command and return. Interactive Shell: Permanent shell taking input via Emacs. Shell Mode: Special Emacs commands used

[PLUG] Usenet server recommendations?

2018-04-27 Thread Rich Shepard
I've not used slrn to access Usenet newsgroups for a while. The server name in ~/.slrnrc is the defunct aracnet. Since I have no basis for selecting a replacement server I am asking for recommendations for one to use. Rich ___ PLUG mailing list

Re: [PLUG] Emacs: which shell for code debugging?

2018-04-27 Thread Rich Shepard
On Fri, 27 Apr 2018, Johnathan Mantey wrote: Is there a reason you don't just use M-x pdb? Johnathan, Probably not. Wasn't aware of that mode. Using M-x shell splits the frame into two buffers, the code being debugged on the top and the debugger on the bottom. Now I'm waiting for

Re: [PLUG] Non-gmail users: any issues sending to gmail recipients? [FIXED]

2018-04-27 Thread Rich Shepard
On Mon, 23 Apr 2018, Rich Shepard wrote: I've sent messages to someone with a gmail account and he has not received them. My mail log shows them being delivered; e.g., from this past Saturday: He called and told me he fixed the mail issue. Must have been something on his computer. Rich

Re: [PLUG] Usenet server recommendations?

2018-04-27 Thread Rich Shepard
On Fri, 27 Apr 2018, John Meissen wrote: I've been using nntp.aioe.org. John, I cannot get a connection here: $ slrn slrn 1.0.2 Loading /usr/share/slrn/slang/slrn.sl Reading startup file /home/rshepard/.slrnrc. server: Expecting string argument slrn fatal error: /home/rshepard/.slrnrc:

Re: [PLUG] Usenet server recommendations?

2018-04-27 Thread Rich Shepard
On Fri, 27 Apr 2018, Rich Shepard wrote: I think I need to log out and back in to stop slrn from looking for news.aracnet.com. I'll try again tomorrow. John, Found the problem: a hidden file for aracnet-news. Removed that and generated a list of newsgroups hosted at aioe.org. Thanks very

Re: [PLUG] Usenet server recommendations?

2018-04-27 Thread Rich Shepard
On Fri, 27 Apr 2018, John Meissen wrote: I have an environment variable set: NNTPSERVER=nntp.aioe.org I'm using trn, but I imagine they work the same way. John, I think I need to log out and back in to stop slrn from looking for news.aracnet.com. I'll try again tomorrow. Thanks, Rich

Re: [PLUG] The end of Mint KDE edition

2018-05-10 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 10 May 2018, elcaseti wrote: In order to replace Mint KDE, I'm testing various disros that include KDE plasma 5, or Plasma 4, or Trinity Desktop Environment. TDE is the fork of KDE3, much like Mate is the fork of Gnome2. Slackware comes with KDE as well as Xfce4. Pat Volkerding has

Re: [PLUG] The end of Mint KDE edition

2018-05-12 Thread Rich Shepard
On Fri, 11 May 2018, Dave Lien - W7DAL wrote: QUESTION: What is so unique about some of the other old major Linux lines that make them so important to some users? Or is is mostly a matter of habit and not wanting to change? Dave, Starting in 1997 I ran Red Hat 4.0 through 7.0 but tired of

Re: [PLUG] The end of Mint KDE edition

2018-05-12 Thread Rich Shepard
On Sat, 12 May 2018, Dave Lien - W7DAL wrote: Thanks for the comments. I came up the same route with Red Hat, Mandrake, SUSE, Slackware and a dozen others along the way. But currently recommend MINT to newbies since it is hassle-free to install and update, looks a lot like windows (yea I

Re: [PLUG] Mail log reporting differences

2018-05-04 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 3 May 2018, wes wrote: The first thing that sticks out to me, is that the elements being reported are different. Logwatch reports "Accepted" and "Rejected" emails, while pflogsumm repots "Received" and "Delivered" emails. These could very well be 4 different metrics. Wes, I assumed

[PLUG] Project management tool

2018-05-23 Thread Rich Shepard
Many of us have business projects to manage. Some are simple and many are complex. The use of project management software can make both types better and more likely to succeed. In the 1980s and early 1990s I used the DOS application called 'TimeLine.' It was a very powerful and complete

Re: [PLUG] Ubuntu MATE 18.04 frustrations

2018-05-17 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 17 May 2018, Dick Steffens wrote: I'll probably go through the learning curve of changing the user name one of these days.) Dick 'chown -R rsteff *' (or whatever files you want to change. Leave off the quotes, of course. I'm familiar with chown -R because usually, when I copy

Re: [PLUG] Ubuntu MATE 18.04 frustrations

2018-05-17 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 17 May 2018, Rich Shepard wrote: Perhaps this is a ubuntu family 'feature?'. Apologies for the sarcasim. When the drive with the dick-owned files is mounted run the above command via sudo. It may be that the permissions are too restricted for rsteff to change ownership of files

Re: [PLUG] Ubuntu MATE 18.04 frustrations

2018-05-17 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 17 May 2018, Dick Steffens wrote: That part I know. What I've never looked into is how to change the name of user dick to user rsteff, not from a file ownership perspective, but from who is logged in. I'm sure I could create another user named rsteff, but I don't think that's what I

Re: [PLUG] Ubuntu MATE 18.04 frustrations

2018-05-17 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 17 May 2018, Dick Steffens wrote: Thanks. That's probably what I need. Dick, I learned only recently of usermod and groupmod. One of the applications I use (don't recall which one) changed the default user and group IDs when I installed the upgrade and I had to change them back to

[PLUG] Explanation for message log entry

2018-06-10 Thread Rich Shepard
When I view /var/log/messages I see an entry every half-hour when I'm logged into the system: Jun 10 05:47:56 salmo -- MARK -- Jun 10 06:07:56 salmo -- MARK -- Jun 10 06:27:56 salmo -- MARK -- Jun 10 06:47:56 salmo -- MARK -- Jun 10 07:07:56 salmo -- MARK -- Jun 10 07:27:56 salmo -- MARK --

Re: [PLUG] Explanation for message log entry [DONE]

2018-06-10 Thread Rich Shepard
On Sun, 10 Jun 2018, Paul Heinlein wrote: In /etc/rsyslog.conf, you'll see an entry something like this: $ModLoad immark Just comment it out if your want the MARK entries to go away. It's otherwise just a way to verify that your syslog log system is working even when there isn't anything to

Re: [PLUG] Explanation for message log entry

2018-06-10 Thread Rich Shepard
On Sun, 10 Jun 2018, Rich Shepard wrote: KLOGD_OPTIONS="-c 3 -x -m 0" with the just added '-m 0'. Well, syslog (on my 14.2 installation) does not accept the -m option when I restart it. Interesting. Rich ___ PLUG mailing list PLUG@pd

Re: [PLUG] Explanation for message log entry

2018-06-10 Thread Rich Shepard
On Sun, 10 Jun 2018, Bob Vinisky wrote: I believe the option has changed since I last did this. In /etc/rc.d/rc.syslog, near the top of the settings, isn option SYSLOGD_OPTIONS=“-c “. By adding the syslog switch “-m 0” it should go away (e.g. SYSLOGD_OPTIONS=“-c -m 0“). See man syslog. Bob,

[PLUG] NAS vs multi-bay USB external drives

2018-06-07 Thread Rich Shepard
For infrequent use I want to consolidate usb-connected hard drives in a single case. What are the relative advantages of a regular multi-bay enclosure and a NAS enclosure? Rich ___ PLUG mailing list PLUG@pdxlinux.org

Re: [PLUG] NAS vs multi-bay USB external drives

2018-06-07 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 7 Jun 2018, Jim Garrison wrote: Different connections. NAS usually runs over Ethernet and uses NFS or SMB remote drive sharing protocol over TCP/IP. Jim, I thought this to be the case because it makes sense that it's a network node. USB uses a totally different, native and much

Re: [PLUG] NAS vs multi-bay USB external drives

2018-06-07 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 7 Jun 2018, Jim Garrison wrote: As I forgot to mention, and John Jason Jordan pointed out, the NAS approach is better if you need to share the disk with multiple systems. Jim, Not an issue here. I'm clearing out excess computers. And, if I need to access the data stored on the

Re: [PLUG] WiFi not working. Ubuntu 16.04. Lenovo x200

2018-06-12 Thread Rich Shepard
On Tue, 12 Jun 2018, d...@dicksteffens.com wrote: Yesterday, when we got to a hotel and I tried to fire up my x200 laptop, all the WiFi connections showed up as "Out of Range." When I rebooted all returned to normal. Tonight, at another hotel, rebooting does not fix the problem. I'm able to use

Re: [PLUG] awk string functions

2018-06-13 Thread Rich Shepard
On Wed, 13 Jun 2018, Russell Senior wrote: You probably want to look at substr(). I missed that one, Russell. I'll try it to figure out how to insert characters at specific places. Thanks, Rich ___ PLUG mailing list PLUG@pdxlinux.org

Re: [PLUG] awk string functions

2018-06-13 Thread Rich Shepard
On Wed, 13 Jun 2018, Russell Senior wrote: You probably want to look at substr(). Thanks again, Russell. I now have a one-liner: { print substr($1,1,4)"-"substr($1,5,2)"-"substr($1,7,2), substr($2,1,2)":"substr($2,3,2), $4 } That produces: 1988-10-01 00:30 0.75 1988-10-01 01:00 0.75

Re: [PLUG] WiFi not working. Ubuntu 16.04. Lenovo x200

2018-06-15 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 14 Jun 2018, Dick Steffens wrote: Reboot solves the problem. I am able to see a couple of WiFi transceivers, one of which is this hotel. Since I'm hard wired, I'll stick with that for tonight. Tomorrow I probably won't have old-school Ethernet anymore, so knowing what to do to get

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