June 13, 2016 tim

Like any other software it’s important to apply security updates as they are released, Drupal is no different. In this tutorial we will use a bash script and cron to auto apply Drupal security patches on a daily basis. This tutorial assumes you have Drupal 7 or 8 and drush installed on your FreeBSD server. I like to keep all of my scripts in /root/scripts, create this directory if you don’t already have a location for your bash scripts. # mkdir /root/scripts Create a script for automating Drupal updates # nano drupal_security_updates.sh Add this to the empty script file (where…

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…