Postfix – qshape

Somehow I’ve only just found out about ‘qshape’. It’s a nice little tool to help show what’s going on, on a postfix based mail server. You can summarise by sender (-s) and choose the queue …. which is a bit easier than trying to spot patterns in the ‘mailq’ output.

Squid 3.4.x for with transparent ssl proxying/support for Debian Wheezy.

I needed  a variant of Squid which supported transparent SSL interception (i.e via iptables redirection) so I could log outgoing HTTPS requests without the client being aware. The stock wheezy variant doesn’t support SSL (see : Debian Bug Report). Even after recompiling Wheezy’s squid3 it didn’t seem to work (perhaps my stupidity) so I ended… Continue reading Squid 3.4.x for with transparent ssl proxying/support for Debian Wheezy.

Virtualbox 4.2 VM autostart on Debian Squeeze & Wheezy

One new feature of VirtualBox 4.2 is that it has support for auto-starting vm’s on bootup of the host server (via init etc). This means I can remove my hackish ‘su – vbox -c “VBoxHeadless –startvm VMName &”‘ additions in /etc/rc.local, and the VM’s will also hopefully be terminated gracefully on shutdown. The docs/guides online… Continue reading Virtualbox 4.2 VM autostart on Debian Squeeze & Wheezy