[lug] Personal Server Behind DSL Router

Ken MacFerrin lists at macferrin.com
Thu Jan 11 21:12:02 MST 2007

Daniel Webb wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 03:20:18PM -0800, karl horlen wrote:
>> I want to setup a linux mail,web,dns server with
>> iptables firewall behind my dsl router.  
>> It will not be heavily trafficked and is purely for
>> personal use and half just for the fun of the project.
>> I was wondering if a server like this is possible if
>> all of these services live on a box with a nonpublic
>> ip address "behind" a router?
> Yes, assuming your DSL router will forward all the ports (it probably will).
> Several people on this list do this for fun (including me), it's definitely
> possible although you may be underestimating the learning curve if you've
> never played with running a server before.  Especially DNS, which strangely
> can be as complicated as all the other services combined in my experience.
> For the email side of things, you can run your own webmail with postfix for
> SMTP, dovecot for IMAP, and IlohaMail/Apache for the webmail interface.  

Postfix, Dovecot and Roundcube (www.roundcube.net) is the winner in my
book.  Roundcube is less mature and lacking some of the advanced plugins
of Squirrelmail, but for regular webmail functionality it's ajax packed
UI is just slick.


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