Rolling out a new mail server

Rolling out a new mail server

 21.09.2012, last updated 05.03.2021 -  Jeremy T. Bouse

So for the past few years I’ve been content to outsource my email services to Web.com ¬†with very few problems though lately I’ve had a few contacts report problems sending me email and I’ve ran into issues where they don’t implement certain features I prefer to use (most notably user+extension email addressing). With that in mind I’ve set out to setup and re-implement my own mail server management and to ‘eat my own dog food’ as a consultant specializing in cloud service management I thought implementing it within Amazon Web Services .

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Ruby on Rails hosting by Web.com

Ruby on Rails hosting by Web.com

 07.02.2010, last updated 05.03.2021 -  Jeremy T. Bouse

Usually in the past I’ve done my web hosting on either one of the many servers I own or utilizing VPS hosting providers like VPSfarm.com , GrokThis.net  or¬†Linode.com , but lately with the economy and a price that can’t be beat I’ve been using Web.com  Linux Hosting plan to meet my needs. This has met all my requirements except one, I couldn’t run my Ruby on Rails applications that I was working on development for using their services.

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GnuPG Key Policy Manager

GnuPG Key Policy Manager

 12.07.2008, last updated 05.03.2021 -  Jeremy T. Bouse

Taking GNU Privacy Guard key usage seriously I have had a published key usage policy that I embed the link into any GPG key signature when signing a key. After years of using PGP/GPG I have found that having an established usage and management policy is nice as it lets others know that you take your key usage seriously. Over the years the URL I’ve used for my key policy has changed, as well the URL itself has evolved with the times.

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