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[#] Tue Nov 02 2021 03:04:07 EDT from sciens

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I did a whole OS reinstall verified the openldap packages were installed and reran the easy install. (yum install -y openldap* *ldap) just to be sure nothing was missing.

Id prefer to run on an OS since I have an all virtualized environment.

I know the easy script compiles some things but didnt know it did the entire compilation process. I presume manual compiling wouldn't give a different result.



[#] Sun Nov 07 2021 05:44:56 EST from meta.selfcruzio.com

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How do we delete our accoun?

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[#] Sun Nov 07 2021 14:02:19 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Hi meta,

You could just abandon the account and start another one. Or if you want we can change the name of the one you have; just let me know what to change it to. Alternatively, if you set the password to "deleteme" it will do that overnight.

[#] Mon Nov 08 2021 20:04:09 EST from DaleDew

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I read the installation thing, made a big deal about it taking a long time, it didn't.

I do not know how to use Linux at all, but nonetheless I am determined to set up my own BBS so I can avoid the dweebs and sheep that are infesting the internet.

 

See, the problem I have is that the installation instructions made a HUGE deal about the process of installing Citadel, which was VERY easy and did not require instructions, but then they said:

 

After Installation

After installing Citadel, log in and create an account using the name you gave Easy Install. Although most of the settings for the server come with sensible defaults, you will probably want to use the web based administration functions to customize your system somewhat. Information on these settings and what they do can be found in the online documentation.

Have Fun!

 

Now, what can tell me what is wrong here? There are excruciating instructions for everything before and after this which I know I cab figure out, but NOWHERE does it say how to actually run citadel. I can't even find the files that are supposedly on my computer pertaining to it.

How the hell do I start the program? How am I supposed to log in if there is nothing to log in to? Who shit out these instructions, satin? I need to know.



[#] Mon Nov 08 2021 20:50:13 EST from ParanoidDelusions

Subject: Re: Need help starting Citadel

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So... 

I'm pretty competent in Linux - but nowhere near the level of the guys you'll encounter here on the BBS. But based on those facts, I'm going to warn you that you've got a real steep learning curve ahead of you. 

Are you an IT professional? That will help. 

Citadel is most likely already running. There isn't any program that you access, in the manner that you're probably thinking of it. You either point your web browser to it, or you set it up so that a Telnet or SSH session launches Citadel and then Telnet into it. 

What variant of Linux are you running? Debian, Redhat, Ubuntu, Raspberry OS? 

Your citadel binaries all sit in /usr/local/citadel. You can go there to verify that they're installed. 

sudo journalctl -r|grep cit |more


Will filter out just messages from citadel in the log (space for more, ctrl-c to end viewing the log before reaching the end). 


ps -aux |grep cit

and 

ps -aux grep webcit

Will show you that the Citadel services are running. 

You probably need to point your web browser at http://127.0.0.1 to get to Citadel. Unless you installed Apache with your default install - in which case, did you put Citadel on a different port than Apache? If not - Citadel probably is going to fail to start because the port is already assigned to Apache. 

Learning Linux is the more difficult part of running Citadel. The easy install generally just works. If things aren't working, that is almost always a Linux issue... Linux fanatics would say it is usually an OPERATOR issue, and they wouldn't be completely wrong - but Linux goes out of its way to make it likely that if you don't know exactly what you're doing, things won't work. 





Mon Nov 08 2021 20:04:09 EST from DaleDew Subject: Need help starting Citadel

I read the installation thing, made a big deal about it taking a long time, it didn't.

I do not know how to use Linux at all, but nonetheless I am determined to set up my own BBS so I can avoid the dweebs and sheep that are infesting the internet.

 

See, the problem I have is that the installation instructions made a HUGE deal about the process of installing Citadel, which was VERY easy and did not require instructions, but then they said:

 

After Installation

After installing Citadel, log in and create an account using the name you gave Easy Install. Although most of the settings for the server come with sensible defaults, you will probably want to use the web based administration functions to customize your system somewhat. Information on these settings and what they do can be found in the online documentation.

Have Fun!

 

Now, what can tell me what is wrong here? There are excruciating instructions for everything before and after this which I know I cab figure out, but NOWHERE does it say how to actually run citadel. I can't even find the files that are supposedly on my computer pertaining to it.

How the hell do I start the program? How am I supposed to log in if there is nothing to log in to? Who shit out these instructions, satin? I need to know.



 



[#] Mon Nov 08 2021 20:58:47 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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You're welcome to visit my Citadel at http://www.wallofhate.com

I stared on a Raspbian Pi, then I moved it to an i5 NUC, now I run it in Proxmox as a VM on an i5 NUC. 


I've got it to a place where it runs so good I've forgotten most of what I had to do to set it up. But I ran it for over a year getting there. 








[#] Tue Nov 09 2021 17:22:03 EST from Nurb432

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Agreed with the above, 'how to login' will depend a lot on the answers to the install questions..  

 

One can assume port 80, but you may have chosen differently. And we assume you installed webcit too. ( i think its optional. .. i cant remember now as i wouldn't leave it off )



[#] Wed Nov 10 2021 22:12:12 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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And I'd also add, don't let this discourage you. You're wanting to run it for all the right reasons, and we want to help you succeed, for the same reasons. We're all on the same page here, and Citadel is the perfect mechanism for achieving what you're after. 

Which is why you should become a regular here, and on my Citadel, and invite people who think alike to follow you to both places. 

And if *I* can do it... you can.

 

 



[#] Sat Nov 13 2021 19:50:26 EST from pettefar

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Hi, since Gmail stopped allowing e-mails to be sent using an alias and instead only allow e-mails with a different address to be sent via an external mail system I decided to try and set up Citadel on a Raspberry Pi for my domain got Gmail to send e-mails through..

I think I have set it up correctly but Gmail asks for a user name and password for the SMTP server and I  don't know where to configure that:

Add another email address that you own
Send emails through your SMTP server
 
Configure your emails to be sent through MyDomain.com SMTP servers Learn more
SMTP Server:   Port: 587

 

Username:
Password:
 
   
  

Any clues?



[#] Sun Nov 14 2021 13:20:38 EST from pettefar

Subject: Gmail via Citadel SMTP?

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Hi, since Gmail stopped allowing e-mails to be sent using an alias and instead only allow e-mails with a different address to be sent via an external mail system I decided to try and set up Citadel on a Raspberry Pi for my domain to Gmail to send e-mails through.

I think I have set up Citadel correctly, it's listening on ports 25, 465 and 587 but Gmail asks for a user name and password for the SMTP server and I don't know where to configure that:

-------------------------------------------

Add another email address that you own:

 Send emails through your SMTP server

 Configure your emails to be sent through <MyDomain.com> SMTP server

  SMTP Server: Port: 587

  Username: xxxx

  Password: ****

 [x] Secured connection using TLS (recommended)

 [ ] Secured connection using SSL

-------------------------------------------

Any clues?



[#] Mon Nov 15 2021 02:35:19 EST from sciens

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Sun Oct 31 2021 06:52:07 EDT from sciens

Yep. Same result...

Centos-8 Stream wouldn't be the problem would it?

 



So ive tried the install with Debian 10 and docker and none of the methods function...

Debian had the same result as CentOS and docker repeatedly crashes and restarts after changing the auth method and rebooting.

 

Pointers?



[#] Mon Nov 15 2021 18:25:00 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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I think I have set it up correctly but Gmail asks for a user name and
password for the SMTP server and I  don't know where to configure
that:

A lot of people have this issue. Fortunately it is easy to fix.

When you specify your smart-host, you can use any valid SMTP URI. So instead of just "relay.provider.com" you could do:

smtp://username:password@relay.provider.com:587

[#] Mon Nov 15 2021 18:26:23 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Debian had the same result as CentOS and docker repeatedly crashes
and restarts after changing the auth method and rebooting.

That sounds like the Docker container is built without OpenLDAP support, which would definitely be a build bug. Let me go in and figure out whether we made that mistake. I'll test it and we'll post a new version of the container.

[#] Mon Nov 15 2021 19:14:01 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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All right, we're good now, I think. Citadel v940 is pushed to Easy Install and it'll be available on Docker by tomorrow. There was one condition where it would not detect LDAP support even if it was there. And the Docker build had that condition. :(

All fixed now. OpenLDAP is a dependency so the detect is gone.

[#] Tue Nov 16 2021 00:18:30 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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I'm pretty far behind on updates on a number of things. I've got things stable and I'm hesitant to fuck around with what is working for me. I know this isn't a great policy. But rapid updating can be a nightmare, too. 

 



[#] Tue Nov 16 2021 08:51:44 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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That should be fine; if it's working for you, and there are no security-related issues, and you don't need anything that's been added lately, why change what's working?

Most of the work being done now is in a part of the tree where you won't see it for a while yet (webcit-ng).

[#] Tue Nov 16 2021 19:53:38 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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I'm still excited about it... but I've got a very clean running, stable Citadel - and I'm *fairly* current - but the update pace has been *so* rapid lately... it is hard to keep up. 

 

 

Tue Nov 16 2021 08:51:44 EST from IGnatius T Foobar
That should be fine; if it's working for you, and there are no security-related issues, and you don't need anything that's been added lately, why change what's working?

Most of the work being done now is in a part of the tree where you won't see it for a while yet (webcit-ng).

 



[#] Thu Nov 18 2021 19:44:01 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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I've never seen THIS before? What is? 





[#] Fri Nov 19 2021 08:50:25 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Each user who runs a Jabber client will have an XMPP Mortuary stored in their config room.  Normally you don't see it unless you dig around looking for it.

It's a hack to make the roster ephemeral instead of persistent, since that's what you normally want on a Citadel.  It stores the names of users who you have "seen" so it can flush them out of your roster later when they're no longer logged in.



[#] Sat Nov 20 2021 05:08:52 EST from sciens

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I see that update on the repo.

I didn't read your reply fully as I was up LATE.

So the easy install should now function, not the container as of yet?

I deployed the container last night and found snake eyes. Could enable it but couldn't authenticate against IPA.

Ill check for a reply in the morning and if none is here ill give the new easy install script a whack and report what I find.

Yall are awesome! Down with M$ Exchange! It was never a fun monster to administer anyway.



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