[pskmail] Headless mode for the server

  • From: Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 20:04:23 +0200

Hello Karel,

The PSKmailserver can easily be run headless:

* Start 'vncserver :70 -geometry=1024*800'

* Connect to the vncserver from any machine on the network:
  'vncviewer pskmailserver:5970'

* If you run a firewall which does not allow port 5970 you can run 
a ssh tunnel from the monitoring machine:
- ssh -L 5970:localhost:5970 user@pskmailserver
and connect to the tunnel with vncviewer localhost:70

* Start ./fldigi

* Start ./rflinkserver.pl

* Disconnect from the vncserver (close the viewer). 

You can now reconnect to the server any time, the vncserver provides 
fldigi with an X display and the server will go on running in the background.

You can look at the server log via ssh user@pskmailserver, and tail -f 

You can also run an apache server on the machine and monitor the server with a 
web browser,
take a look at:

I've got a php script which will do that for you...

PI4TUE has been run headless for 2 years now, and I have been able to
control it from my camp site in Spain....


Rein PA0R


> We wondered if it would be feasinable to get a headless version of the
> PSK mailserver. Running it in the backgrond always,

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