Until recently, On Ensemble’s email server lived in my apartment. By using all Free Software, we have been able to host the OnEnsemble.org website and email for the group on recycled computers, for only the cost of my internet connection. The software is top-notch… the only limitation is knowing how to set up and administer everything. I often need some guidance and help understanding the software.
This is where the gnu/linux community comes in, and my friends in the Los Angeles Linux Users Group. We meet in an IRC chatroom called #lalugs, helping each other out. You too can hang out here and ask questions: download Xchat or Colloquy, join the server irc.freenode.net, and join the #lalugs channel. My nickname there is “xuxa”.
My most recent challenge was to move On Ensemble’s email server services to the new server. For this, mail master Stu Sheldon helped me out at the SCLUG meeting.
The following step-by-step assumes you have a base installation of debian that is up-to-date (apt-get update, apt-get upgrade). If you need help getting to this stage, please contact me.