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Python for Unix and Linux System Administration

Python for Unix and Linux System Administration First Edition

This is an O'reilly book that focuses on using Python in a niche that has long been filled with shell scripting languages like bash, along with perl. Python's scripting capabilities are very nice. I like Python, and I'm a System Administrator.

The Introduction explains the authors' reasoning why Python is a good choice. They explain why Python can be a good choice. For the casual reader that may have picked up this book in a bookstore, this is a good thing. I've already been sold on Python, which is why I got the book in the first place.

The book's chapters each focus on a specific type of task that a System Administrator might need to do. Some chapters covered topics that I could have written about. They covered creating a few small Django apps in ...

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Permalink | Posted: Apr 17, 2009 | Tags: books reviews Python Administration

Mail Server Fun

So I set up my own mail server a little over a year ago. I didn't get TLS connections set up to allow myself to use it remotely because I didn't get around to it when I initially set it up. I've noticed the amount of spam I receive steadily increasing as I participate in different mailing lists and open source projects. I figured that since my classes were over, I should spend the small amount of time, and paste in what I needed in my config file to get the behavior I wanted.

We use postfix at work, and I use postfix for my mail server. My server is largely inspired by the way the servers are set up at work. I know how things work if I make them work. I looked at the config file from at work, and more or less pasted in ...

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Permalink | Posted: Dec 25, 2008 | Tags: Servers Administration