The fine folks at BSDNow.tv have requested my presence this Wednesday for an interview. We’ll talk sudo, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and whatever else comes to mind.
You can watch it live, this Wednesday at 2PM EST.
PS: Hey, boss, I’ll be out Wednesday afternoon. Personal business.
I’ve written elsewhere how daemons running on jail servers (the main host, not the imprisoned machines) should listen only on a single address. They shouldn’t bind to all addresses on the machine.
Your average empty FreeBSD install has two problem children: syslogd and ntpd. Adding syslogd_flags=”-ss” to /etc/rc.conf handles the first. But FreeBSD’s included ntpd . . . → Read More: FreeBSD Jails and ntpd
And what’s Halloween without a ghost story? A high-tech ghost story, even.
If you don’t care for fiction, there’s always true horror of my real life.
I’ve mentioned this before in various forums and in passing, but it bears a small emphasis.
Some people want books in both ebook and print. I’m not set up to do that, but Amazon is making that happen through their Matchbook program. The general idea is that if you bought a book in paper, you . . . → Read More: “Sudo Mastery” print + ebook bundle via Amazon
At long last, Sudo Mastery is now available in ebook form on most platforms.
You can get it at my bookstore or Amazon.
It’s also available at Smashwords, but Smashwords doesn’t support footnotes. They do support a workaround that puts all footnotes together at the end of a chapter or the end of the book, . . . → Read More: “Sudo Mastery” ebook widely available, and acknowledgements
I use SolusVM as a virtualization solution, mainly because it’s pretty cheap and mostly effective. The new web-managed migration feature requires that the master node have SSH access into the slave nodes. As root. (Insert lots of swearing here.)
This isn’t a problem, except that I centrally manage my OpenSSH configuration with Ansible. I don’t . . . → Read More: checking group membership in Ansible templates
I just shipped the tech-reviewed copy of Sudo Mastery off to the copyeditor. She’ll have it back to me in a few days, and the book will move into production immediately thereafter.
This means that the pre-order discount will expire soon. How soon is soon? It’s soon.
Now I’m off to work on one of . . . → Read More: Sudo Mastery off to copyeditor
How’s that for diverse topics in one post?
I just got back from EuroBSDCon 2013 on Malta. The EuroBSDCon Foundation and Andre Opperman did a great job with the conference, and presented one of the best sets of talks and keynotes and related programs I’ve seen in years. It’s motivated me to try to improve . . . → Read More: EuroBSDCon, and Sudo Mastery
Thursday night, I finished the first draft of Sudo Mastery. Today, I went through the manuscript, removed my known tics, discovered a few more tics that needed killing, cleaned up bits and pieces, and now have a work ready for technical review.
Which is where you lot come in. I’m looking for people with sudo . . . → Read More: “Sudo Mastery” tech reviewers wanted
I just typed the last words of the first draft of Sudo Mastery.
The completed first draft is available for early purchasers. As it’s no longer an incomplete draft, I’ve raised the early purchase price to $8.99. That’s more than the really early buyers paid, but less than the final price. (Selling the early drafts . . . → Read More: First draft of “Sudo Mastery” complete