Pkg-File-Service – Control Daemons with Salt – Change SSH Server Port

You can control a huge number of daemons with a configuration management system. Package-file-service is the common pattern for this: install the software, replace a configuration file and finally restart the daemon to use the new configuration. This article shows … Continue reading

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First Steps on a New Virtual Private Server – an Example on DigitalOcean and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

These short notes list example first steps when manually configuring a new virtual private server on DigitalOcean and configuring a DNS name on NameCheap. Always use good passwords. Only good passwords. Good passwords every moment.

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SSH Server Puppet Module for Ubuntu 12.04

Puppet configures and installs daemons easily. OpenSSH server is one of the most popular servers. This article shows an example of Puppet’s package-file-service pattern. A bypass for Ubuntu 12.04 broken init script is offered, making it a breeze to install … Continue reading

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