March 21, 2016 tim

I’ve been a Sony user since the days of walkmans from the PS1-PS4 and some other devices in between I’ve considered Sony a true pioneer in the consumer electronics industry. Like most technology enthusiast, I have been exploring internet based options to replace standard television services, here in Baltimore, MD we are fortunate enough to have two major cable and internet providers – Verizon and Comcast. Both offer bundle services for TV, Phone, and internet for around $120-200 per month depending on your inet speed and how many TV’s you have in the home. Both Verizon and Comcast offer 50MBPS…

March 20, 2016 tim

IRC (INTERNET CHAT REPLY) is a service which allows a server to act as a central or distributed text base chat system ideal for group collaboration via the Internet. ngIRCd is a free, portable and lightweight Internet Relay Chat server for small or private networks, developed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Install ngirc using pkng # pkg install ngircd For ssl support install from ports tree and select the options for open ssl # cd /usr/ports/irc/ircd # make configure-recursive # make install clean # nano /etc/rc.conf Add ngircd to rc.conf: ngircd_enable=”YES” Now we can setup IRC server by…

March 20, 2016 tim

In this post I will cover setting up a Hylafax server for faxing using FreeBSD. HylaFAX is an enterprise-class system for sending and receiving facsimiles (faxes) here we will cover configuring HylaFAX for sending fax) This blog post assumes you have a server running FreeBSD 10 installed, with serial port, and serial fax modem for this tutorial is used a USRobotics 5686G 56K Data/Fax Modem, here is a list of supported fax modems http://www.hylafax.org/content/Hardware_Compatibility_List Note: It is highley recommended to use a dedcated plain old telephone line. In my case I have used a cisco ATA SPA122 that connects to…