Linux How-Tos

Postfix Mail Server Install, Configure & Forward to Gmail

Video Description The Postfix Mail Server (aka Mail Transfer Agent (MTA)) is installed, configured and set up to forward emails to a private email (Gmail in this case, but could be any external SMTP server) on a fresh Debian 9 system. The Blog Variant Installation We’ll start by opening a terminal from an non-root account …

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Linux – Switching to zsh

zsh (“zee shell”) is awesome.  Alas, its still not installed by default in most Linux distributions.  Here’s how to install & configure zsh on Debian 9: grokman@li598-26:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for grokman: Ign:1 http://mirrors.linode.com/debian stretch InRelease Get:2 http://mirrors.linode.com/debian-security stretch/updates InRelease [94.3 kB] Get:3 http://mirrors.linode.com/debian stretch-updates InRelease [91.0 kB] Hit:4 http://mirrors.linode.com/debian stretch Release Fetched …

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Linux – How To Create a Sudo User

For admin work, using a non-root user with super-user privileges is good practice.  This user has to be created.  Let’s see how its done with an example on Debian 9: First we SSH into our target machine: $ ssh root@grokshop.tv Enter passphrase for key ‘/c/Users/[user]/.ssh/id_rsa’: Linux li598-26.members.linode.com 4.9.0-9-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.168-1 (2019-04-12) x86_64 The …

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