FreeBSD, PC Gaming and Streaming, Server and OS

Using FreeBSD to Stream to YouTube and Twitch

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Introduction In a previous entry I discussed the differences in streaming game play to YouTube vs Twitch, as well as the differences between using hardware versus software h.264 encoding.  The conclusion that I came to was that I was going to continue streaming to my YouTube channel until I decide to buy and assemble another PC specifically for Twitch…

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FreeBSD, Server and OS, Spam Fighting

Blocking Spammers at the Router: IPFWMTAD

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Assuming you’ve followed my spam-fighting adventures, you’ll know that I have a fairly successful installation of Neal Horman’s spamilter running in a FreeBSD jail, and his ipfwmtad daemon running on the jail’s host.  Meaning the ipfw rules being added by ipfwmtad are done on a server different from where spamilter is running. Along with all of that, you’ll recall…

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FreeBSD, Server and OS, Spam Fighting

Spamilter in a Jail

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If you’ve been following my two sub-threads on this blog regarding FreeBSD jails and fighting spam, you know the status: I have a FreeBSD server called joker that has multiple jails on it.  One jail is riddler, and it handles all outbound SMTP connections.  But not inbound.  Further, you know that I have a reasonably complex anti-spam system set…

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Server and OS, Spam Fighting

Spamilter and SpamAssassin Working Together

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In my Killing Spam(mers) entry, I discussed getting both SpamAssassin and Neal Horman’s spamilter installed and working on joker.  Doing so made a significant impact on the amount of spam I was seeing.  However, they were working independently of one another, and what I really wanted was some sort of feedback loop.  Should a message get through spamilter and be…

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Server and OS, Spam Fighting

Killing Spam(mers)

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I’m writing this ex post facto, so me referring to things like, “I did this” actually happened months ago.  I’m just now recounting it.  Note that the assumption with this document is sendmail.  You’re running sendmail as your MTA, right?  No?  Well go back to the beginning and try again.  So.. you’re running sendmail as your MTA, right?  No?…

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