[olug] Help w/ my server

Lou Duchez lou at paprikash.com
Mon Jul 23 21:40:37 UTC 2012

If Cox will prevent your server from receiving mail on port 25, you're 
most likely going to need to find another solution.  You can run SSH on 
a non-standard port pretty easily (in fact you almost certainly should), 
and you can set up apache to run on a non-standard port and just change 
your URLs accordingly; but mail servers expect to be able to talk to 
each other on port 25.

>> First thing you'll need is dynamic DNS; my stock answer to that is to
>> purchase the domain from dyn.com and use the dyn.com nameservers.  You can
>> set it up so your server will regularly report its IP to dyn.com, so anyone
>> trying to reach yourdomain.com (or whatever) will be able to find out the
>> current IP.
> Um, no, I've had issues with dyn.com
>>  From there it's a matter of setting up the various services on your server,
>> and any flavor of Linux should do.  The only one of those that could be a
>> problem is SMTP if your ISP blocks port 25 traffic, so see if you can find
>> out what restrictions, if any, they put on port 25 (or any other SMTP
>> ports).
> And yes, Cox does block all common SMTP ports.
>> You can also set up this server to work as a router, so you can put one or
>> more home users behind it.
> Have a router to use, a MikroTik, and will buy a hub at bestbuy.
>>> so, i have a new server that i'd like to run from home, short of
>>> getting business internet(which is an option), what do you think i
>>> could do to get it working as a web/ssh/smtp/pop/imap server?
> Sam

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