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[#] Sun Jan 31 2021 22:44:38 EST from ParanoidDelusions

Subject: Re: Looking for citadel developers.

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Think of me as tier 1 support at your ISP. I'm going to read a page, ask you to reboot your router, and then say I'm going to have to escalate the issue and get someone to call you back. 

But at least you know there is SOMEONE who is aware you have an issue, and will try and get it into the backlog of other issues the actually smart guys are trying to fix. :) 

 

Sun Jan 31 2021 18:43:40 EST from markus Subject: Re: Looking for citadel developers.

Dear ParanoidDelusions,

 

I didn't expect you are part of the team behind citadel. I thought you are a user like me.

Thank you for your offer. Would you kindky tell us your email address or instead your real name to look for your email address oursels. 

 

Thanks

 

Markus



 



[#] Mon Feb 01 2021 16:38:42 EST from digbick

Subject: Re: trying to configure nntp on private citadel server

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Fri Jan 15 2021 23:43:38 EST from sethmhur Subject: trying to configure nntp on private citadel server

So as the subject says I'm trying to configure nntp access for my rooms on a private server how would I do this?



NNTP service is enabled by default. Just point your NNTP clients to your server's IP address, port 119. You can use authentication.

You can access the rooms as they were newsgroups. They are hanging from the ctdl. top level name.

PAN (Linux) does not show the threads but slrn does and performs well.

If anybody uses the NNTP access with other clients, please, give us your experience.

NNTP posting is still not implemented in Citadel. Are the developers working on read-write NNTP access? That would be great! Also news feed management to be able to receive and send feeds to other NNTP servers (Usenet).

 



[#] Mon Feb 01 2021 16:42:45 EST from digbick

Subject: Re: Sending Mail Problem

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Wed Jan 13 2021 04:27:27 EST from hosamgamal636gmail.com Subject: Sending Mail Problem

Hello
No email is sent and this error appears
requested action not taken mailbox unavailable or relaying denied

Possible solution to this error !?

Thanks



Is your citadel using a smarthost or is it directly delivering the email?



[#] Mon Feb 01 2021 16:46:50 EST from digbick

Subject: Re: text client not accepting commands

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Thu Jan 28 2021 23:57:05 EST from nristen Subject: text client not accepting commands

Hello,

Today I tried to log into the text client on my citadel server and after logging in found that I could not use any of the commands.  The only thing that partially worked was the "?" which responded with "One of ..."  Even the (T)erminate command did not work and I had to kill the citadel process in order to get out of the citadel client

My citadel server is running on a CentOS 7 VPS and is the lastest version (same as used by uncensored) installed using the Easy Install.

My first attempt to connect exited with the error that the file citadel.rc was not found.  After skimming through the Doc and FAQ I found mention of the citadel.rc file but not the content that was needed.  I "assumed" that the file just needed to be present and could contain extra options ie setting the editor to use vim or something else.

On a hunch I wondered if the source code contained a sample citadel.rc so I finally went to the download secion and under souce code, found a link to tar file for just the text client.

After downloading and extracting, sure enough there was a citadel.rc file with "lots" of content.

I copied this over to /usr/local/citadel and suddenly I had working command in the text client.

I am posting this because originally I had typed out a long message describing my system and what I had tried so far before post to the Support room.

After deleting the original post, I decided to actually describe what I did in case someone else might run into the same problem.

 

 



Hello. I ran into your very same problems and also fixed it the way you did. In my case it was a debian. Thank you for sharing.



[#] Mon Feb 01 2021 16:49:58 EST from digbick

Subject: Re: How to address smart hosts in citadel?

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Tue Jan 19 2021 17:47:56 EST from markus Subject: How to address smart hosts in citadel?

Hello all again,

could anybody tell me how smart host should be addressed in citadel (please be as precise as possible)?

Thanks in advance

Markus

 



 

From the Administration Menu, open:

Domain names and Internet mail configuration

Then fill the box at Smart hosts with the FQDN or IP address of your smarthost. That easy. The hard part is setting up a smarthost...

 



[#] Mon Feb 01 2021 16:58:31 EST from digbick

Subject: Re: It seems that Citadel does not forward emails to a smart host.

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Thu Jan 07 2021 22:50:43 EST from markus Subject: It seems that Citadel does not forward emails to a smart host.

Hello again,

In order to test sending emails via citadel my email user agent is connects to citadel via SMTP MSA Serverport 587. Citadel itself is configured to forward each email to a smart host whoes connection parameters are set bellow Administration / Domain names and Internet mail configuration / Smart hosts. But it seems that citadel does not forward incoming emails to that smart host. Assuming connection parameters are correct, what could be the reason?

Markus



On the first place test the hostname you set up at Citadel resolves the correct IP address from the server Citadel runs. Then test, from the same server, the connection to port 25 (in case of this is the port) from the smarthost. You can do:

telnet smarthost 25

You should get some output like this:

Escape character is '^]'.
220 server.domain ESMTP Postfix

If above tests are successful, check the log of the smarthost server in case of having access to it. If not, ask the sys admin from the smarthost server for the activity that comes from your Citadel's server, if there is any.

 



[#] Mon Feb 01 2021 20:02:21 EST from warbaby

Subject: Re: How to address smart hosts in citadel?

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smart-host: Normally, Citadel sends outbound Internet e-mail directly to its destination. This may not be appropriate for some sites; you may require (due to local convention, security policy, or whatever) that all outbound mail be sent to an SMTP relay or forwarder. To configure this functionality, simply enter the domain name or IP address of your relay as a 'smart-host' entry.

If your relay server is running on a port other than the standard SMTP port 25, you can also specify the port number using "host:port" syntax; i.e. relay99.myisp.com:2525

Furthermore, if your relay server requires authentication, you can specify it using username:password@host or username:password@host:port syntax; for example, jsmith:pass123@relay99.myisp.com:25

A fallback host is a smart-host that is only used if mail cannot be delivered directly to its destination. This is useful if you prefer direct delivery but do not want your server queue filling up with deferred deliveries.

https://www.citadel.org/system_administration_manual.html

Mon Feb 01 2021 04:49:58 PM EST from digbick Subject: Re: How to address smart hosts in citadel?

 

Tue Jan 19 2021 17:47:56 EST from markus Subject: How to address smart hosts in citadel?

Hello all again,

could anybody tell me how smart host should be addressed in citadel (please be as precise as possible)?

Thanks in advance

Markus

 



 

From the Administration Menu, open:

Domain names and Internet mail configuration

Then fill the box at Smart hosts with the FQDN or IP address of your smarthost. That easy. The hard part is setting up a smarthost...

 



 



[#] Tue Feb 02 2021 04:15:23 EST from digbick

Subject: NNTP post and feed features

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Hello.

I'd like to know if the developers are working on (or is it planned) adding posting and feed control features to the Citadel's NNTP service.

Thank you.



[#] Tue Feb 02 2021 17:04:07 EST from markus

Subject: Re: How to address smart hosts in citadel?

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Thanks for the responses of you both.

I think I have to explain what I did:

My old citadel system was running for years successfully using a smart host to deliver emails. The smart host was configured according to the following pattern:

   username:password@host:port

On my new citadel system I wanted to use the very same smart host. That's why I had configured the smart host the very same way. But while the old citadel system delivers mails via smart host, the new citadel system does not.

That's my problem. And that's why I was asking for the precise addressing in order to exclude any changes that could have been taking place on the road from the old to the most recent citadel system. And when I understand you right, warbaby, nothing has changed.

What I kno is that I can reach the smart host from both machines, from the older and the newer one. What I haven't done so far is asking the system administration people of the smart host if their log files can tell a story.

digbick, does your citadel system successfully deliver mails via smart host? If so, do you run the most recent webcit/citadel that is availabel via Easy Install?

warbay, when I try to find the reason for my smart host problem can I exclude any envolvement of citadel/webcit?

Thank you both a lot,

Markus

 

 

Mon Feb 01 2021 20:02:21 EST from warbaby Subject: Re: How to address smart hosts in citadel?

 

smart-host: Normally, Citadel sends outbound Internet e-mail directly to its destination. This may not be appropriate for some sites; you may require (due to local convention, security policy, or whatever) that all outbound mail be sent to an SMTP relay or forwarder. To configure this functionality, simply enter the domain name or IP address of your relay as a 'smart-host' entry.

If your relay server is running on a port other than the standard SMTP port 25, you can also specify the port number using "host:port" syntax; i.e. relay99.myisp.com:2525

Furthermore, if your relay server requires authentication, you can specify it using username:password@host or username:password@host:port syntax; for example, jsmith:pass123@relay99.myisp.com:25

A fallback host is a smart-host that is only used if mail cannot be delivered directly to its destination. This is useful if you prefer direct delivery but do not want your server queue filling up with deferred deliveries.

https://www.citadel.org/system_administration_manual.html

Mon Feb 01 2021 04:49:58 PM EST from digbick Subject: Re: How to address smart hosts in citadel?

 

Tue Jan 19 2021 17:47:56 EST from markus Subject: How to address smart hosts in citadel?

Hello all again,

could anybody tell me how smart host should be addressed in citadel (please be as precise as possible)?

Thanks in advance

Markus

 



 

From the Administration Menu, open:

Domain names and Internet mail configuration

Then fill the box at Smart hosts with the FQDN or IP address of your smarthost. That easy. The hard part is setting up a smarthost...

 



 



 



[#] Tue Feb 02 2021 18:38:38 EST from petero12345

Subject: Mobile template

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Hi

I am running on a Pi one! all good. How do I implement a mobile template?



[#] Wed Feb 03 2021 05:47:51 EST from petero12345

Subject: Re: Mobile template

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Tue Feb 02 2021 18:38:38 EST from petero12345 Subject: Mobile template

Hi

I am running on a Pi one! all good. How do I implement a mobile template? I.e. as responsive template. I see there are some mobile.js files in /static/



 



[#] Fri Feb 05 2021 17:15:53 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

Subject: Re: NNTP post and feed features

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I'd like to know if the developers are working on (or is it planned) adding

posting and feed control features to the Citadel's NNTP service.

Unfortunately that is not on the short-term roadmap. The existing read-only NNTP support was built as part of a collaboration that ended before posting and feed control were implemented.

The best we can say right now is "someday".

[#] Fri Feb 05 2021 17:16:17 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

Subject: Re: Mobile template

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I am running on a Pi one! all good. How do I implement a mobile
template?

I would advise waiting for WebCit-NG, which is in development and will be "responsive" by default.

[#] Sun Feb 07 2021 06:49:20 EST from chrlorsw

Subject: Disabling SSLv3 - Centos 7

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I am presently running citadel on Centos 7,  I am using a CA Provided SSL.   I have been trying configure the server using the most secure methods possible.   

Presently every online TLS/SSL test I run against the server is telling me that SSLv3 is running yet I have not been able to find any way to disable it.    I have found plenty of resources to disable it in Apache, but I am only running Citadel and Apache is not installed.   Any assistance would be appreciated.

The domain I am running it on is https://takethepics.org

Thanks

Chris



[#] Sun Feb 07 2021 13:06:13 EST from digbick

Subject: Re: NNTP post and feed features

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Fri Feb 05 2021 17:15:53 EST from IGnatius T Foobar Subject: Re: NNTP post and feed features
I'd like to know if the developers are working on (or is it planned) adding

posting and feed control features to the Citadel's NNTP service.

Unfortunately that is not on the short-term roadmap. The existing read-only NNTP support was built as part of a collaboration that ended before posting and feed control were implemented.

The best we can say right now is "someday".

What a pity. If I had had enough programming knowledge I would try it. NNTP is a fascinating protocol.

Thank you for your answer.



[#] Sun Feb 07 2021 14:49:56 EST from chrlorsw

Subject: Disabling SSLv3 - Centos 7

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I am presently running citadel on Centos 7,  I am using a CA Provided SSL.   I have been trying configure the server using the most secure methods possible.   

Presently every online TLS/SSL test I run against the server is telling me that SSLv3 is running yet I have not been able to find any way to disable it.    I have found plenty of resources to disable it in Apache, but I am only running Citadel and Apache is not installed.   Any assistance would be appreciated.

The domain I am running it on is https://takethepics.org

Thanks

Chris



[#] Fri Feb 12 2021 03:48:55 EST from baxeisindi

Subject: Sender address added to recipient address

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Hi, I have installed citadel on my raspberry (debian 10) and also on a vps (debian 9) and there is the same problem ...sender : user@mydomain.comrecipient : user@gmail.comthe message downloaded with thunderbird (and also with the webmail) looks like this :

sender : user@mydomain.comrecipient : user@mydomain.com, user@gmail.comwhy does citadel add sender address to recipient ?



[#] Fri Feb 12 2021 05:39:27 EST from baxeisindi

Subject: Sender address added to recipient address

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Hi, I have installed citadel on my raspberry (debian 10) and also on a vps (debian 9) and there is the same problem ... sender: user@mydomain.com recipient: user@gmail.com the message downloaded with thunderbird and also with the webmail looks like this: sender: user@mydomain.com recipient: user@mydomain.com, user@gmail.com why does citadel add sender address to recipient address ?

[#] Fri Feb 12 2021 05:43:39 EST from baxeisindi

Subject: Sender address added to recipient address

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Hi, I have installed citadel on my raspberry (debian 10) and also on a vps (debian 9) and there is the same problem ...

 

sender: user@mydomain.com

 

recipient: user@gmail.com

 

the message downloaded with thunderbird and also with the webmail looks like this:

 

sender: user@mydomain.com

 

recipient: user@mydomain.com, user@gmail.com

 

why does citadel add sender address to recipient address ?

 

 



[#] Fri Feb 12 2021 17:13:40 EST from ParanoidDelusions

Subject: Re: Sender address added to recipient address

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The Dev team is aware of this issue. Is it causing other issues for you? 

Previous testing has shown that it only happens when using an external client. Have you been able to recreate the issue just from the Webclient, or does the issue appear in the webclient only after an external client (TB) has touched the mail? 

 

Fri Feb 12 2021 05:43:39 EST from baxeisindi Subject: Sender address added to recipient address

Hi, I have installed citadel on my raspberry (debian 10) and also on a vps (debian 9) and there is the same problem ...

 

sender: user@mydomain.com

 

recipient: user@gmail.com

 

the message downloaded with thunderbird and also with the webmail looks like this:

 

sender: user@mydomain.com

 

recipient: user@mydomain.com, user@gmail.com

 

why does citadel add sender address to recipient address ?

 

 



 



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