#qi-hardware IRC log for Friday, 2013-08-09

hellekinDocScrutinizer05: Sarava has some puppet repositories that might be helpful https://git.sarava.org/01:25
hellekinDocScrutinizer05: If you can read Portuguese, there's a companion site: https://padrao.sarava.org/01:32
hellekin(most of it is shell anyway ;o)01:33
qi-bot[commit] Maarten ter Huurne: Use reference to SurfaceCollection in Menu::paint() (packages) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/4a392a902:10
qi-bot[commit] Maarten ter Huurne: Call Menu::skinUpdated() earlier in initMenu() (packages) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/f71ea3b02:10
qi-bot[commit] Maarten ter Huurne: Cleanups of Clock class (packages) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/a15339d02:10
qi-bot[commit] Maarten ter Huurne: Made Clock simpler and more reliable (packages) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/9158b9002:10
qi-bot[commit] Maarten ter Huurne: Made Clock destruction safe (packages) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/9e1f71702:10
qi-bot[commit] Maarten ter Huurne: Clock: Update current time atomically (packages) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/466260302:10
DocScrutinizer05hellekin: thanks, but no idea what to do with puppet15:10
DocScrutinizer05sounds like a apache plugin15:11
hellekinDocScrutinizer05: it just offers a simple reference to actual configuration15:11
hellekinpuppet is a configuration tool15:11
hellekinconfiguration management tool. Like Chef or Babushka15:12
DocScrutinizer05that sounds interesting, though not the topic I need right now. I'm more interested in "which distro to use", "how to set up sshd and accounts", "how to syslog", "notes on NFS", "how to backup", "building a team hierarchy, or `why not everybody is a sysop`", "check your server for vulnerabilities", etc pp15:16
DocScrutinizer05I have some ideas for most of those topics, but for sure could use some more learning about it15:20
DocScrutinizer05thinking about something like "O'Railey - server administration. 1349p."15:21
DocScrutinizer05sth like this: https://speakerdeck.com/futureshocked/a-linux-server-administration-tutorial-for-beginners  - maybe a tad more for experts and preferably a book15:25
DocScrutinizer05http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialSysAdmin.html  -- dunno, just asking if somebody can recommend something15:29
DocScrutinizer05^^^ this one is nonsense mostly, it just has a list of cmds it seems. No *info* at all, like "don't allow password authentication. Change all your accounts to ssh with pubkeys", or "there are 3 tools most commonly used for backup of server clusters: ..."15:34
DocScrutinizer05LOL >>Add system swap space for virtual memory paging: 15:37
DocScrutinizer05Swap space may be a swap partition, a swap file or a combination of the two. One should size swap space to be at least twice the size of the computer's RAM. (but less than 2GB)<< KTHNX15:37
pcercueido you guys use udev on the nanonote's OS?15:37
pcercueiI want to start a daemon when a network interface becomes available, but it doesn't seem to be supported by mdev, unfortunately15:41
larscI must admit I have not the slightest clue about these things15:45
DocScrutinizer05hellekin: e.g. >>The user id (uid) numbers and the group id (gid) numbers on both systems MUST match to preserve sanity. Check the numbers used in /etc/passwd and /etc/group. Typically this problem is solved by using a single point of authentication. Use NIS or LDAP.<<( http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialSysAdmin.html#MOUNTNFS ) doesn't help me, we don't have in-sync user/group numbers on different servers. I need a 15:50
DocScrutinizer05tutorial that explains how to handle such special cases.15:50
hellekinDocScrutinizer05: the link in Portuguese I sent you cover those topics. Also, https://we.riseup.net/ might have some sysadmin group. I know there is some docs relative to that on riseup15:54
DocScrutinizer05thanks :-915:54
DocScrutinizer05btw just in case you're curious: the above mentioned issue with in-sync groups/users for NFS is moot, as long as your users have no more than 16 auxiliary groups, and you're not on friggin ubuntu-12.04+ which enables a idiotic "workaround" by default for NFS16:01
DocScrutinizer05we had much fun when updating ubuntu and suddenly all our file permissions didn't work anymore as supposed, on NFS16:03
DocScrutinizer05(there's a NFS "option" [actually botch] that makes NFS use passwd/groups of client instead those of server)16:05
hellekinnfs fun17:33
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