[sclug] OpenSuse11.0

Phillip Chandler phillip.chandler at ntlworld.com
Tue Aug 5 13:31:48 UTC 2008

Was a bit over my head. But then so was Linux 2 yrs ago, just the same
as setting up Clarkconnect. But I like a challenge to keep the old brain
cells working.

I tend to find some of the guides too intimidating to read, hence why I
prefer to dive in and install first, then screw up and ask questions.
Mind you, what Ive got, for some strange reason, works. Dont ask how,
but it does.

I wanted to try it out, purely for the learning curve of doing it, and
seeing if I can do it. So I think Im going to have to read some first,
then take the plunge.

But your help was greatly received.

On Tue, 2008-08-05 at 13:22 +0100, Alex Butcher wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Aug 2008, Phillip Chandler wrote:
> > I found this great howto at
> > http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-opensuse11 for setting up
> > opensuse11 as a server / firewall/ email etc.
> >
> > I currently use Clarkconnect, but would like to install suse on another
> > hdd, just to see if I can do it.
> >
> > But the technical question. Can you use suse without your own domain
> > name as Im looking at trying to configure the email server part. Im on
> > virgin broadband (old ntl) so wanted to make sure that I can use suse to
> > pull the email from their server, and distribute out the three users on
> > my broadband.
> Sure; you'll need something like fetchmail <http://fetchmail.berlios.de/> or
> getmail <http://pyropus.ca/software/getmail/> in order to retrieve incoming
> messages via POP3 or IMAP and inject them into a local MTA (e.g. Sendmail,
> Postfix, exim, qmail). Once delivered, you can serve them up via the local
> spool or via a POP3 or IMAP server (e.g. dovecot, Cyrus-IMAPd, QPopper) to
> networked Mail User Agents (e.g. Thunderbird, Outlook Express). Configured
> those MUAs to use your local MTA and have that use your ISP's SMTP server as
> its 'smarthost' or 'relayhost'.
> If that went over your head, read <http://wiki.mutt.org/?MailConcept>. If it
> still doesn't make sense, you might want to carry on with ClarkConnect. :-)
> HTH,
> Alex.

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