More on Server Updates...Well, of course I can't just leave the situation as-is, even though it technically works.
This morning, I decided to take yet another stab at the problems with the server. This time, however, I was planning on eradicating Cyrus-IMAP from the system. The question then becomes...what system for POP3/IMAP do I use in its place?
After doing some research, I decided that instead of going with UW-IMAP, I'd go with Dovecot...mostly because it's part of the FC2 distribution and therefore easy to gain access to (as opposed to downloading it). Voila -- there was an easily-configurable and straightforward server daemon.
So, after minimal fuss with that stuff (while I think Cyrus is definitely an option to look into for mail delivery agents, it's very unnecessary for me -- since these machines only have 3-4 mail accounts tops (each)), the mail retrieval is going well, and after some modifications again in sendmail, all notes of Cyrus as MDA are gone. It was also at this time I did some more configuration to allow remote SMTP connections from within the intranet (the firewall aptly takes care of blocking (as the first step) requests from the outside). Things are going well now.
And after some other minor configuration/uninstallation stuff, the servers were not only communicating with each other via email, but they were also allowing me to get that mail from my own client machine.
And with all that email stuff aside, I was able to wrap up some of the other minor config things (e.g. checking the logfiles over the last few days to look for tweaks)...and it appears at this time as though things are going well.
So, that was really a weekend gone...devoted to some degree (don't read it as though I spent the whole weekend sitting at the servers, because that's certainly not what happened) to the upgrading process.
I've been putting off taking the tire in to get fixed, mostly because I haven't taken time to actually change the tire and run on the spare for a day or two. Since I only have to go to work and back with it -- that's just in town, so it's not a big deal as far as wear on the spare.
Well, today -- since it's so 'lovely' outside with the rain and all -- I decided to just get it done with. The idea being -- with the spare on there, it looks horrid, so I'll make it a priority to get the good one fixed. And it's true -- I will definitely make it a priority to get that bad boy in for repair -- tomorrow!
Chances are a tire tube will fix the problem -- specifically since it's a slow leak and the tire itself is in good structural shape. But, it's just a matter of getting it done.
Anyway, that's how the weekend wraps up...so until next time...
This post was upgraded to the MZ Online Blog on 8/25/07