Linux

Getting started with firewalld

I'm mostly writing this for my own reference as I spent a bunch of time figuring this out while I was on holidays with some serious oVirt misadventures and didn't document any of what I did, so since I had to reinstall CentOS 7, I'm stuck doing this all over again.

Effectively I'm migrating from CentOS 6 to CentOS 7 and trying to take advantage of the new way of doing things. I could easily ...

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My adventure upgrading RHEL5 to RHEL6

Well, I've begun the migration and probably picked the hardest machine to start with. One of my goals here was to do a clean migration from a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 box to a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 box for a specific set of services, and to intentionally have SELinux in enforcing mode (I'm determined to no longer be intimidated by SELinux). The machine in question is probably one of the ...

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The most important updates in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

This week's techmail is The most important updates in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Disclaimer: I didn't give it that title. =) It mostly looks at the security features of RHEL6 and what makes it compelling (to me, who is more concerned about security than pretty much anything else) as a server operating system. So while I wouldn't necessarily call them "the most important updates", to me they are significant ...

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runit and supervised services on RHEL/CentOS 5

I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but I maintain a repository of packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (arguably these could/should be in EPEL but I've not had time to get into the Fedora side of things as of yet... someone will beat me with a wet noodle, no doubt). It's a very small set of packages so I don't feel too awful about it.

Anyways, one of my favourite features in Annvix ...

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