Stupid RPi tricks

Discussion in 'RFinderPi - Open Source radio interface based on R' started by W9FTV, Sep 17, 2017.

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  1. W9FTV

    W9FTV Ham Member QRZ Page

    I host my own mail server here at Foobar Labs. Why? Mainly because I'm not a huge fan of the ISP or commercial alternatives.

    Anyway, my main mail server/workstation died a few months ago due to a bad power supply. It did the spam scanning of incoming email using MailScanner (good stuff, and free). Mail was stored on an isci share from FreeNas and picked up by Dovecot IMAP/POP3 software.
    My RPi (a 2B+) was sitting on the bench unused and had a wild idea. Why not try and use it for my mail server until the new power supply came in?

    I took the my backed up config files from the dead box and put them on the Pi with minimal editing, loaded up postfix and dovecot, then got the MailScanner installer from which scans for both spam and malware. I mounted the iscsi share and fired everything up. It was pretty slow when scanning incoming mail, but it worked! These little guys are considerably more powerful than I'd believed. :D

    Post your stupid RPi tricks.
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  2. WJ4U

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    tma;dr ;)
  3. W9FTV

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  4. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I made the led blink. :rolleyes:
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  5. VA3VF

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    I have not done a lot with the RPi3 because of my limited knowledge of Linux. The only thing that leaves a lot to be desired is playing videos, but that's understandable. They are great little devices considering the cost.
  6. KA9JLM

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  7. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    Too many acronyms, didn't read.

    I'm just translating, BTW. ≤==[oh no, another acronym!]
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2017
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  8. W9FTV

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    It's just more proof that, contrary to my Dad's teachings, you can put 2 quarts of 'stuff' in a one quart jar. :D
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  9. AD5MB

    AD5MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    VA3VF: Kodi for video on RPu
  10. KE4HTS

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    me too
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