[TUHS] Who is running their own mail server and what do you run?

William Pechter pechter at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 05:54:04 AEST 2017

Never used their support.  I keep nothing 
important on the server. 

I back up my stuff to my house over SSH with rsync. 

They have zfs snapshots and a remote console over web browser, so if I break it I fix it or reinstall.

If I get into too much trouble they do have support.  I am running from the bootable install they supplied and I used freebsd-update to go from 10.3 to 11.1 IIRC.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Zimmerman <itz at very.loosely.org>
To: tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org
Sent: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:26
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Who is running their own mail server and what do you run?

On 2017-09-20 14:22, William Pechter wrote:

>> exim on a VPS.  Currently it is a linode running debian but I will
>> have to find an outlet that supports BSD before systemd becomes
>> unavoidable on debian, which I'm afraid is only a matter of time.

> Digital Ocean does FreeBSD  for me.  My mail hosting costs me $5 per
> month.  Using postfix and zfs...

I try to choose my words carefully, and here I wrote "supports" on
purpose even though it is a much overused word.

Linode will let me run FreeBSD, no problem, but they will not support
it.  That means, for example, no backups.

So when you write that DO "does" FreeBSD, how far do they go on the
support scale?

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