You run MMMSG service you need the following:
A reasonably recent server with Debian 11 Bullseye and enough disk space.
Hostname for the server and TLS certificate for it.
These instructions are same as for our SIPIS repository.
Add our key and repository to Debian:
Execute the following command to install our public key:
wget -O - https://dist.acrobits.cz/debian/acrobits.gpg.key | apt-key add -
The fingerprint for our key is 1DB8 E683 A6F4 919B BFF1 6A7C FFCC BAF7 9FF5 CF45
Create a new file
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/Acrobits.listwith the following content:
deb http://username:email@example.com/debian bullseye main
You will get a username and password from Acrobits representative.
If you have SIPIS installation, you can use the same username and password.
apt-get install mmmsg2
The configuration file is
You need to replace mmmsg.example.com with domain name of your server as a base url.
The other settings are set to sensible defaults and can be kept as they are.
Setting up TLS¶
MMMSG service by default listens on port 8920 without encryption. We recommend you use TLS proxy, either stunnel or nginx and we describe their configuration in this document.
Nginx as a TLS proxy¶
Install nginx (
apt-get install nginx) and copy the file
/etc/nginx/sites-enabled/mmmsg.conf. Edit it and change the parameters
ssl_certificate_key so that they point to certificate and key pair for your hostname. Also change
server_name parameter to your server’s hostname. Then reload nginx configuration (
systemctl reload nginx.service).
Running the service¶
- To start the service run the following command:
systemctl start mmmsg2.service
To make the service start automatically on computer start run
systemctl enable mmmsg2.service
- To stop the service run:
systemctl stop mmmsg2.service