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Feb
10
comment Lean & mean, basic SMTP server, for use over a single domain, no fwd'ing
BTW, I found a python project, called LamsonProject. Looks promising and simple, although I'm having a hard time configuring it to listen on the machine IP. even after changing it's config & restarting, netstat -a tells me that dude is still listening on localhost (127.0.0.1).
Feb
10
comment Lean & mean, basic SMTP server, for use over a single domain, no fwd'ing
Thanks @lynxman. Following your suggestion I started reading up on how to configure postfix, but the material seems to vast. I wish there were some simple wizard style tools to configure it.
Feb
10
comment Lean & mean, basic SMTP server, for use over a single domain, no fwd'ing
thanks @pablo. That's a great suggestion, and pretty close to what i need, with the virtual users. i hope i figure out how to limit SMTP forwarding to just the single domain. reading plain postfix documentation was a bit too much. virtual vote up (not enough reps).
Feb
10
asked Lean & mean, basic SMTP server, for use over a single domain, no fwd'ing
Feb
10
comment Securing HTTP traffic between data-logger and website, options
@ernest-mueller, excellent suggestion regarding ADSL+VPN. Looks like something very doable. Responded to @gravyface before reading the link you provided, but it reaffirmed my faith in the approach.
Feb
10
comment Securing HTTP traffic between data-logger and website, options
thanks for the suggestion. Definitely looks like something doable, but rather than assembling together a router+fp from kit, wondering as to whether I could take a related approach by burning one of the openWRG / similar firware on the existing ADSL router. Currently, the ADSL routers are used for my dataloggers, and a simple RFID access-control unit which I am pretty familiar with. The routers are all out of Warranty anyway, and I provide support for those as well, so in a way, doable. My virtual vote up for you, don't have enough reps to do a real one.
Feb
10
comment Securing HTTP traffic between data-logger and website, options
@ernest-mueller Thanks for your answer. I don't hv enough reputations for a vote-up, so plz consider this as a ^^vote up^^. Now coming to the questions. (1) Device modification isn't in my hand, else that wd have been my first choice for sure. (2) The current router doesn't seem to have any VPN capability (I double checked). These are Netgear, D-Link and UTStarcom ADSL routers. The dataloggers are Taiwanese OEM devices, directly imported. (3) Bastion host isn't an option, as I am already struggling with backup power/space etc. I guess changing router/fwall is the only option.
Feb
9
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Feb
9
comment Securing HTTP traffic between data-logger and website, options
thanks for the answer. Could you recommend any specific router ? I can't make the solution very expensive, but changing the ADSL router is a viable option, if there are ADSL routers capable of IPSec or other secure transport means.
Feb
9
comment Securing HTTP traffic between data-logger and website, options
these are certainly proprietary devices. do not know VPN mechanics well, but I do foresee scaling such infrastructure to be a serious challenge. Not sure if this requires the 'SSL acceleration' boards etc. That would completely ruin my plan of eventually moving to AWS. As for the inherent value, well, this is rapidly gaining a pull vector. Not sure how happy the customers may be when I propose passing on the cost (which could be significant) of this value-add, so evaluating all options.
Feb
9
asked Securing HTTP traffic between data-logger and website, options