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by VAXman65
20 Nov 2023 03:23
Forum: How-to
Topic: How best to upgrade eFa to new server OS version
Replies: 3
Views: 3263

Re: How best to upgrade eFa to new server OS version

Check out my entries Migration failure CentOS 7 to Rocky 8 - restore from backup fails with mariadb [SOLVED] I write there an approach that worked for me. In a nutshell, running CentOS 7 with a current version of eFa resulted in the origin installation being quietly upgraded to MariaDB version 10.4....
by VAXman65
24 Aug 2023 12:34
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Future of eFa on RedHat-like systems
Replies: 2
Views: 2058

Re: Future of eFa on RedHat-like systems

RedHat's announcement caught a lot of people off guard, but since the initial flurry, it seems as through the community is finding ways forward. In particular, Rocky Linux has both policy and technical paths forward as they have written in their post at Keeping Open Source Open While RedHat is publi...
by VAXman65
28 Jul 2023 17:26
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Migration failure CentOS 7 to Rocky 8 - restore from backup fails with mariadb [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 2648

Re: Migration failure CentOS 7 to Rocky 8 - restore from backup fails with mariadb [SOLVED]

Things are working well after the migration. In fact, the system appears to be functioning better at warding off unwanted email, rejecting more connections before the email event gets queued into the system (based on daily volume reports and evaluations of the messages getting through). There were a...
by VAXman65
28 Jul 2023 16:36
Forum: 4.x Bugs
Topic: Update to MailScanner-5.4.2-3 - htmlpurifier
Replies: 2
Views: 8573

Re: Update to MailScanner-5.4.2-3 - htmlpurifier

I am getting the same error from time to time (journal[1237]: ool www[1237]: PHP Notice: Undefined variable: dir in /var/www/html/mailscanner/msmail.inc.php on line 33). I have nothing pending in sealert. I have manually adjusted the file ownerships and protection masks as reported below and reboote...
by VAXman65
14 Jul 2023 21:21
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Migration failure CentOS 7 to Rocky 8 - restore from backup fails with mariadb [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 2648

Re: Migration failure CentOS 7 to Rocky 8 - restore from backup fails with mariadb [SOLVED]

It looks like Backup & Restore Gone Wrong reported by mcit describes the same issue. In a nutshell, running CentOS 7 with a current version of eFa resulted in the origin installation being quietly upgraded to MariaDB version 10.4.25. However, Rocky Linux 8 is not using that version of MariaDB; b...
by VAXman65
14 Jul 2023 13:42
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Migration failure CentOS 7 to Rocky 8 - restore from backup fails with mariadb [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 2648

Migration failure CentOS 7 to Rocky 8 - restore from backup fails with mariadb [SOLVED]

I put aside my migration attempt for a while to let other folks blaze more of a trail. Time to try again! Unfortunately, I am still failing to get a successful eFa restore of the old system into the new, looking like troubles mostly with mariadb. My original system is CentOS Linux release 7.9.2009 r...
by VAXman65
01 Dec 2022 13:37
Forum: How-to
Topic: Can I (should I) suppress DMARC report transmission?
Replies: 2
Views: 8191

Re: Can I (should I) suppress DMARC report transmission?

Thanks for the tip. This worked great. So far, no negative consequences that I can find. This dropped my outbound mail volume by about 100 messages daily, or about 90%.
by VAXman65
16 Nov 2022 17:54
Forum: How-to
Topic: Can I (should I) suppress DMARC report transmission?
Replies: 2
Views: 8191

Can I (should I) suppress DMARC report transmission?

I am running a nice little mail server for my home using EFA. I went so far as to implement SPF and DMARC and all has been working nicely. Because I am a home user, I must use a commercial system to do outbound email relay. This service is cheap enough, but I selected the 150 outbound messages a day...
by VAXman65
08 Mar 2022 22:25
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Convert from CentOS 8 to Rocky
Replies: 8
Views: 2999

Re: Convert from CentOS 8 to Rocky

well, I wasn't lucky with the migration script and did a fresh install followed by a "System Restore" - this seemed the fastest way to get the mailserver up&running again I have my "empty" system built without having done the initial configuration. I then tried System Restor...
by VAXman65
08 Mar 2022 14:42
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Convert from CentOS 8 to Rocky
Replies: 8
Views: 2999

Re: Convert from CentOS 8 to Rocky

The problem with my first server was that several RPMs do have the identical names in eFa- and EPEL-repos, and so the migration script failed. I worked around this problem by excluding several packages from the EPEL-repos. I ran into the same problem and while the exclusions did the trip to get pas...
by VAXman65
30 Nov 2021 00:53
Forum: How-to
Topic: How best to upgrade eFa to new server OS version
Replies: 3
Views: 3263

How best to upgrade eFa to new server OS version

My current eFa installation is running v4.0.4-26 on CentOS 7.9. My plan is to replace this server instance with a new one running Rocky Linux v8.5. In principle, I would build the new server instance with Rocky Linux v8.5, install the eFa software on it, then migrate across all the settings and data...
by VAXman65
15 Jul 2021 14:54
Forum: 4.x Bugs
Topic: EFA update failing
Replies: 3
Views: 2604

Re: EFA update failing

I am experiencing the same issue. my installation is on CentOS Linux release 7.9.2009 (Core)
by VAXman65
29 May 2021 21:35
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Rocky Linux 8
Replies: 17
Views: 42902

Rocky Linux 8

With Rocky Linux (https://rockylinux.org/) arriving as the heir to the CentOS mantle (downstream community edition), will eFa be supporting this distribution?
by VAXman65
16 Jun 2020 17:11
Forum: How-to
Topic: kworker process starts every 30 seconds?
Replies: 0
Views: 4416

kworker process starts every 30 seconds?

I am getting loads of entries in /var/log/messages like these: Jun 16 13:00:02 prosecco systemd: Started Session 66690 of user root. Jun 16 13:00:02 prosecco systemd: Started Session 66689 of user root. Jun 16 13:00:02 prosecco systemd: Started Session 66691 of user root. Jun 16 13:01:01 prosecco sy...
by VAXman65
28 Feb 2020 14:25
Forum: 4.x Bugs
Topic: Failed to build transaction
Replies: 6
Views: 9600

Re: Failed to build transaction

Success! The installs sorted themselves out this morning without any intervention on my part. yum.log shows: Feb 28 05:51:40 Updated: clamav-filesystem.noarch 0.101.5-10.el7 Feb 28 05:51:40 Updated: clamav-update.x86_64 0.101.5-10.el7 Feb 28 05:51:40 Updated: clamav-lib.x86_64 0.101.5-10.el7 Feb 28 ...
by VAXman65
26 Feb 2020 15:23
Forum: 4.x Bugs
Topic: Failed to build transaction
Replies: 6
Views: 9600

Re: Failed to build transaction

This is what i get from a yum update attempt: Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * eFa4: dl.efa-project.org * epel: mirror.dst.ca * extras: mirrors.rit.edu Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package clamav.x86_64 0:0.101.5-1.el7 will be up...
by VAXman65
26 Feb 2020 13:31
Forum: 4.x Bugs
Topic: Failed to build transaction
Replies: 6
Views: 9600

Re: Failed to build transaction

I’m still stuck with the error. I also tried a yum clean all to see if that would help me
by VAXman65
25 Feb 2020 16:02
Forum: 4.x Bugs
Topic: ERROR: eFa4 failed to install
Replies: 21
Views: 14099

Re: ERROR: eFa4 failed to install

This looks to be the same issue that cause the "failed to build transaction" error during yum update for people with existing installation (see https://forum.efa-project.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4200). What is the best approach here to fix the issue, since yum update is not completing ...
by VAXman65
23 Feb 2020 20:19
Forum: How-to
Topic: Migrating to eFa from a traditional MailScanner installation
Replies: 1
Views: 1991

Migrating to eFa from a traditional MailScanner installation

I have a functioning MailScanner installation running as an email gateway in much the same manner eFa is assuming (at least that's what it looks like to me). I have a few questions at the outset for how I can recreate the capabilities i have deployed today: 1) I have to use an external service to se...
by VAXman65
23 Feb 2020 20:04
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Hello from NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 3418

Hello from NYC

Hello all. I have been using MailScanner for some time on my home kit and am now looking to upgrade and simplify with eFa