Excalibur's Sheath


Citadel Email Server

2016-12-18 00:00:00 -0700

Recently, I needed to redo my email server. The mail reasons for this were that I was finding it hard to control spam, and I could not send email. As I was looking around for a guide, or for examples I found the Citadel software. Citadel is a one stop solution, so rather than installing multiple pieces of software for different aspects of a mail server I install, and secure one. Citadel has a long heritage coming out of the BBs scene of the 1980s and 1990s.

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SSH Banners and MOTDs

2016-10-30 00:00:00 -0600

A while ago, I wrote about some fun things to do to help secure your servers. Among the things I included was information about SSH banners, and Message of the Day files. At the time, I was not able to generate dynamic content for the Message of the day. Recently, I learned how to accomplish dynamic content on CentOS/Redhat based Linux systems. My goals for this project was to show the following:

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Creating Two Networks Which Share an Internet Connection

2016-09-11 00:00:00 -0600

Recently, I decided to create a second network in my home for testing computer systems. I wanted to keep these systems from being able to access my main network. After doing some research I decided to make use of another router, and a different subnet mask to accomplish this. My previous setup already has a second router plugged into our Google Fiber box. Many people find the Fiber box to be extremely limiting, and our Fiber box also has a wifi radio, which does not quite reach to the back of our apartment. I added a Linksys 1200AC router to help overcome this. Off of this router I have been running a network on the 10.18.57 with a subnet mask of I have its DNS servers pointed to the OpenDNS server IPs.

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Customizing my Webserver, and Internet Connections

2016-04-25 00:00:00 -0600

I have gone into detail regarding configuring my server already. I have written my SSL with Let’s Encrypt guide. I also wrote my Rsync with SSH guide. This article is about how I finished the steps of securing and customizing my server This article is about how I finished the steps of securing and customizing my server.

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Rsync Over SSH without a Password

2016-04-23 00:00:00 -0600

I looked over my website creation process, and decided that I needed to find a quicker, more secure way to move my website from my local computer to my webserver.

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SSL with Let's Encrypt and Webmin

2016-04-18 00:00:00 -0600

[SSL](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_Layer_Security) allows two computers to communicate securely. Secure communication can be used with web traffic, email traffic, and FTP Traffic. I am going to speak about setting up SSL with web traffic, and email traffic in mind, because for secure file transfer I prefer to use SFTP, which provides its own secure connection. read more

Setting Up a BBS

2015-12-31 00:00:00 -0700

I recently took the time to do a project, which I have wanted to do since I was a child, in the 1980s and 1990s. I have setup a Bulletin Board System, or BBS for short. I have the BBS software setup, but at this point its not finished, I am still working on it.

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Migrating a Wordpress Blog to Jekyll

2015-11-07 00:00:00 -0700

About six months ago, I learned about the Jekyll Static Site Generator. I have wanted to speed up my blogs for some time, and I thought a static site mamay be the way to accomplish that.

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Installing Arch Linux

2015-01-01 00:00:00 -0700

Recently, I began an exercise to learn how Linux works better. At the advice of my friends I took over one of my spare computers, and installed Arch Linux. My goal in installing Arch was to learn more about Linux.

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Making Art With Text - ASCII and ANSI Art

2014-04-21 00:00:00 -0600

Many people who have used Bulletin Board Systems, have seen ANSI, ASCII, and RIP Art.

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HTML Sitemaps and 404 Error Pages

2013-09-06 00:00:00 -0600

Recently I read a couple of articles about HTML Sitemaps. The first one on HTML Sitemaps the second one on Custom 404 Error Pages, and the last was about an effective Archive page.

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Wordpress Security and Information

2013-01-23 00:00:00 -0700

In my job doing technical support for web hosting I have assisted many people in getting their WordPress websites going. There tend to be people with two sets of issues that call.

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The Optimization of Wordpress on Shared Hosting!

2012-09-15 00:00:00 -0600

I have read about optimizing WordPress to make www.excalibursheath.com load faster.

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Migrating a Site from Wordpress to Drupal

2012-07-15 00:00:00 -0600

To migrate a site from WordPress to Drupal is a fairly straight forward process.

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Wordpress Migration

2012-07-08 00:00:00 -0600

Every so often you need to move a WordPress site to another server, or folder. All it takes is a few steps:

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