Any cerbot users out there?

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Ramon F. Herrera
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Any cerbot users out there?

Post by Ramon F. Herrera » 2020/11/12 16:13:22

In order for my e-mail client (Thunderbird) and server (dovecot) to interact, I need an SSL Certificate. The recommended site is this:

https://certbot.eff.org/

I installed the prerequisite, snap, following these instructions:

https://snapcraft.io/docs/installing-snapd
https://certbot.eff.org/lets-encrypt/centosrhel7-apache

My problem is this error:

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# snap install --classic certbot
error: cannot communicate with server: Post "http://localhost/v2/snaps/certbot": dial unix /run/snapd.socket: connect: no such file or directory
TIA

Ramon F. Herrera
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Re: Any cerbot users out there?

Post by Ramon F. Herrera » 2020/11/12 16:42:10

Ramon F. Herrera wrote:
2020/11/12 16:13:22
In order for my e-mail client (Thunderbird) and server (dovecot) to interact, I need an SSL Certificate. The recommended site is this:

https://certbot.eff.org/

I installed the prerequisite, snap, following these instructions:

https://snapcraft.io/docs/installing-snapd
https://certbot.eff.org/lets-encrypt/centosrhel7-apache
I have made some progress. The error message now is this:

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error: system does not fully support snapd: cannot mount squashfs image using "squashfs": mount:
       /tmp/sanity-squashfs-881328484: failed to setup loop device: No such file or directory
Several weeks ago I struggled with this problem, even attempting to recompile the kernel, and gave up.

TIA

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Re: Any cerbot users out there?

Post by TrevorH » 2020/11/12 16:54:55

You can find certbot in EPEL. You don't need snap.
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Re: Any cerbot users out there?

Post by KernelOops » 2020/11/12 17:42:17

here is my suggestion, as I already mentioned before:

certbot is garbage compared to these two shell scripts:

dehydrated https://github.com/dehydrated-io/dehydrated

acme.sh https://github.com/acmesh-official/acme.sh

take a look at both and decide which one you like to use, both are great scripts and highly recommended over that certbot garbage.

Both are plain shell scripts. Their authors have done a remarkable job. Both scripts are able to run with very little memory usage, thus they are great for small devices, cloud servers with little memory and tons of other uses.

In addition, acme.sh also supports a wide range of hosting providers DNS API, thus certficate updates don't require an open port 80, more details here:
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