Jurrie Lulofs | 2 Feb 20:51 2007

Qube2/RaQ2 feasibility query

I've recently discovered 3 tasks for which I'd like to consider using  
a Qube2/RaQ2 + NetBSD solution.  I've got a RaQ2 with upgraded memory  
(don't recall if it's 64MB or 128MB) that hasn't been powered up in a  
year that I would start with, acquiring additional machines if  
appropriate.  I'd appreciate feedback if the hardware&software  
combination is suitable for the tasks at hand.

1. Small Office mail server

All mail for mydomain.com is currently delivered to a single ISP POP  
server.  There's now a need to support multiple email addresses for  
the domain.  I'd be looking for a mail server to support POP and/or  
IMAP access from Outlook or other clients, retrieving the mail from  
the ISP's POP server similar-to or using fetchmail and providing the  
corresponding mail boxes.  Is there a recommended/preferred mail  
package for this on the Cobalt/NetBSD platform (i.e. Dovecot)?  I  
would expect the clients to use the ISP's SMTP server directly for  
outbound mail.  The ability to additionally forward mail to other  
email addresses (via .forward or similar) would also be desired.   
Load is only 100-200 emails per day to 2-5 LAN users.

2. VPN server

For the same small office it would be nice to allow remote access to  
the machines at the office.  The office is connected via DSL and a  
simple/standard/commercial Internet router/switch.  Would openvpn or  
something similar on a Cobalt/NetBSD be workable?  The Internet  
router could be configured to do port forwarding for the required in- 
bound ports to the dedicated Cobalt/NetBSD box.

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Dennis | 4 Feb 18:50 2007
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3.0 stable enough

Hi,

I had no time to work on the qube again. But I guess I will have some 
time during this week. Therefore, I want to know if 3.0 is stable enough 
to compile current without a freeze?

Bye,
Dennis

Andy Ruhl | 4 Feb 22:55 2007
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Re: 3.0 stable enough

On 2/4/07, Dennis <mips128 <at> gmx.net> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I had no time to work on the qube again. But I guess I will have some
> time during this week. Therefore, I want to know if 3.0 is stable enough
> to compile current without a freeze?

Are you talking about doing ./build.sh release?

I've got a 3.1 box, maybe I'll give it a shot in the next few days. My
box has been stable at 3.1, but I haven't done an entire build on it.
I always cross build on my fast AMD64 box.

Andy

Dennis Pielken | 5 Feb 22:45 2007
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Re: 3.0 stable enough

Hi!

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
Datum: Sun, 4 Feb 2007 14:55:01 -0700
Von: "Andy Ruhl" <acruhl <at> gmail.com>
An: Dennis <mips128 <at> gmx.net>
CC: "list NetBSD Cobalt" <port-cobalt <at> netbsd.org>
Betreff: Re: 3.0 stable enough

> On 2/4/07, Dennis <mips128 <at> gmx.net> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I had no time to work on the qube again. But I guess I will have some
> > time during this week. Therefore, I want to know if 3.0 is stable enough
> > to compile current without a freeze?
> 
> Are you talking about doing ./build.sh release?
>

Hey, I am talking about ./build.sh distribution! 
> I've got a 3.1 box, maybe I'll give it a shot in the next few days. My
> box has been stable at 3.1, but I haven't done an entire build on it.
> I always cross build on my fast AMD64 box.
> 
I can't do that, because my Qube2 is the only machine which runs on netbsd!
> Andy

bye,
Dennis 
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Andy Ruhl | 6 Feb 04:02 2007
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Re: 3.0 stable enough

On 2/5/07, Dennis Pielken <mips128 <at> gmx.net> wrote:
> Hey, I am talking about ./build.sh distribution!

I prefer to do release than distribution. There shouldn't be much
difference between the 2.

> I can't do that, because my Qube2 is the only machine which runs on netbsd!

I'm checking out -current now, I'll hopefully start the build tonight.
I'll keep a log of the build and also turn on my serial terminal to
catch a panic, if it happens.

I'm on NetBSD 3.1 on the Qube2.

Andy

Andy Ruhl | 6 Feb 22:47 2007
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Re: 3.0 stable enough

On 2/5/07, Dennis Pielken <mips128 <at> gmx.net> wrote:
> Hey, I am talking about ./build.sh distribution!

The build is still running after about 15 hours or so.

Anyone know how long it takes before it fails?

Andy

Thomas Feddersen | 6 Feb 22:50 2007
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Re: what do you do with your qube(s)?

Am 30.01.2007, 19:40 Uhr, schrieb Andreas Fuchs <fox <at> tcnet.ch>:

> The details are here:
>
> http://www.netbsd.org/Documentation/power-mgmt/
>
> you have to read the:
>
> Power Management Hints and Tricks
>
Thanks Andreas,

I used the script mentioned under "/etc/apm/battery" and set the  
idle-timer to 60 seconds - it does the trick:
now the disk in my qube spins up approximately 5 times per hour - I assume  
atrun triggers that.

The drive has a rating of 300.000 Start/Stop Cycles, which - at the  
current rate - computes to 60.000 hours, which exceeds the designed  
component service life of 20.000 hours / 3 years (whichever comes first)  
by far.

Kind Regards
Thomas
Hamburg, GER
  --
Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Feddersen
engineering for pleasure and profit

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Brian McEwen | 6 Feb 23:38 2007
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searching for pkg updates?


I was going to try out samba, in part to see if I could replicate  
Glyn's file copy issues, in part to see if my wife liked using it  
instead of WinSCP for sftp.

However, it looks like the current version in pkgsrc has multiple  
vulnerabilities,  and I can't find a newer one for NetBSD.  I tried  
to check pkgsrc-wip, but I can't find it either, let alone figure out  
if samba is undergoing renovation.    (Wasn't there once a discussion  
about reorganizing the ftp site so that it made a little more sense  
(to most)).

I did look and realize that all of these are 2007 announcements, and  
2 are from Feb 5.  So it's recent.  But how do/where would I find  
something being worked on it it isn't in -current yet?  There is a  
3.0.24 samba out, I read.

BTW what is the digest-20050323  (below) about?  I just updated  
pkgsrc, via (in part):
             setenv CVSROOT anoncvs <at> anoncvs.NetBSD.org:/cvsroot
	    cvs -q update -dP
Which should give me -current pkgsrc, per "tracking current" section  
of the NetBSD website.  Why do I have a reference to a 2005 digest?

Thanks,

Brian

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=> Required installed package digest>=20010302: digest-20050323 found
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Hubert Feyrer | 6 Feb 23:43 2007
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Re: searching for pkg updates?


Please direct pkgsrc questions to pkgsrc-users <at> NetBSD.org.

  - Hubert

Brian McEwen | 7 Feb 13:31 2007
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Re: searching for pkg updates?


On Feb 7, 2007, at 4:36 AM, Glyn Astill wrote:

> Although I can't answer those questions, I have updated pkgsrc, and
> my vulnerabilities then recompiled samba from current last night.
>
> I'm going to copy a load of stuff onto the drive tonight to see if
> this has changed anything.
>
> Glyn
> -

So you're just building despite the vulnerabilities?  What version  
were you using before, was it different?

and then you'll test the same files via sftp, right? :)

B


Gmane