Welcome to my little corner of the Internet. The primary purpose of this site, is to test new technology and features of Open-Source programs, and post my notes and experience of said testing.
The site is under construction — still needs a lot of work on the design and content :-)
Compiling your own Linux.
My first encounter with Linux was back in 95/96 — was handed a computer, a CD and a Redhat Book on how to install. Took me ages just to get past the Partitioning, but eventually I managed to get a working installation. Played around and got X running and could connect to IRC. From here things took speed, and soon I was playing with compiling Source Code, and installing new Kernels. (Took ages to download using a 56K Modem).
Then in 2000/2001 I read an article about a project (Linux From Scratch) where you would create your own Linux system by compiling everything from scratch — I was already hooked halfway through the article :-)
I“ve been using this system/approach for servers and desktops ever since. I like the control I have over which services are installed, and that I don't have to rely on others to provide packages for my system.
My site is running on a Personal on-premise Server, which hosts a lot of the services/roles I'm testing:
Network and Security:
- Let's Encrypt
- Courier Authlib
- SASL Auth Daemon
- PHP (With FPM)
- ModX CMS
- Courier IMAP