Write a section in the electronic mail chapter of the FreeBSD handbook on using sSMTP in a secure manner based on instructions given in a wiki page FreeBSD
Status: Closed Time to complete: 120 hrs Mentors: Eygene Ryabinkin Tags: DocBook, documentation, SGML, e-mail, ssmtp, FreeBSD, email

Description of task

The sSMTP is a send-only mail server that is used widely on systems to send status mail to administrators without running a full mail server. To set up such a system in a secure manner, some configuration has to be made. These steps are detailed in the following wiki page: http://wiki.freebsd.org/SecureSSMTP

In order to expose this to more of our users, we need to have this in our FreeBSD handbook in the electronic mail chapter. The task is to test whether the instructions given are still valid and if they are, to document them in the FreeBSD handbook with the proper style that fits the rest of the handbook. When adding these instructions and examples to the handbook, the source code needs to be correctly formatted and must conform to our documentation source code style guidelines.

Task requires:

A FreeBSD system (in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine) installed on your computer. 
Knowledge of the documentation guidelines for the FreeBSD project: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/fdp-primer/
Check out a copy of the documentation tree from the documentation repository to get the source code for the chapter
Basic knowledge of SMTP would be helpful

Uploaded Work
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mychanges.diff 4.5 KB December 28 2011 01:45 UTC
Reid Anderson on December 27 2011 22:40 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Wojciech A. Koszek on December 27 2011 22:54 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Reid Anderson. You have 120 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Reid Anderson on December 28 2011 01:47 UTC Review

I wasn't quite sure what the structure of the section should look like, so let me know if you want it broken down a different way. Also, something about the table kept the chapter from compiling, but as far as I can tell there's nothing wrong with it. Let me know if there's anything that needs to be changed.




Reid Anderson on December 28 2011 01:47 UTC Ready for review

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Wojciech A. Koszek on December 28 2011 05:50 UTC Task Closed

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