Oct 162014

Short version: I used this regex when restoring to a jail on the slocum server: !/\.zfs/snapshot/snapshot-for-backup/!/! Background Today I did this when setting up an ssh-key on a new host: ssh-add -L > ~/.ssh/authorized_keys Oh. That should have been >>. Restoring During the Bacula restore, I need to change this path: /usr/jails/mydev/.zfs/snapshot/snapshot-for-backup/usr/home/dan/.ssh/ to /usr/jails/mydev/usr/home/dan/.ssh/ That [...]

Oct 042014

For future reference. This server formed the backbone of just about everything I did. It hosted about 13 domains. Sadly, it was i386 and would not do for ZFS. Copyright (c) 1992-2014 The FreeBSD Project. Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 The Regents of the University of California. All [...]

Sep 032014

Last night, this worked fine. This morning, it fails: # ansible-playbook jail-mailjail.yml PLAY [mailjails] ************************************************************** GATHERING FACTS *************************************************************** failed: [mailjail.example.org] => {“failed”: true, “parsed”: false} invalid output was: Sorry, try again. Sorry, try again. Sorry, try again. sudo: 3 incorrect password attempts TASK: [pkg | install pkg] ***************************************************** FATAL: no hosts matched or all hosts [...]

Aug 142014

After a lengthy Twitter discussion this afternoon, and a post to the forums, I decided to alter my ezjail basejail. The issue: when you update the basejail, /etc/rc.d and /etc/periodic do not get updated. This is by design. I wanted those directories to get updated. So I have changed the basejail. I will outline first, [...]

Aug 132014

I’m doing some work with logstash-forwarder as part of a consolidation effort to get all the logs into one place, and using logstash to put them into Elasticsearch. logstash-fowarder requires the Go programming language, and that will be our first step. Installing go, the programming language I am assuming you are installing go at /usr/local; [...]

Jul 262014

This was done on FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE-p10. After my boss told me about losing qmail logs from a jail some time ago when a server was shutdown, I started looking at some tests to ensure that jails are shutdown properly. I am beginning to suspect they are not. Consider this test. I added this to /usr/local/etc/rc.d/nullmailer [...]

Jul 202014

Background I was asked to comment on the following: Our software is built and maintained by about 20 engineers, and runs in production on dozens of servers in a remote data center. One problem we frequently face is identity and access management on these servers – our engineers occasionally need to directly access the servers [...]

Jul 112014

I tried this today, creating an 8.3-RELEASE jail for poudriere: $ sudo poudriere jail -c -v 8.3-RELEASE -j releng_8_3 ====>> Creating releng_8_3 fs… done ====>> Fetching sets for FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE amd64 fetch: ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/8.3-RELEASE/base/CHECKSUM.SHA256: File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access) fetch: ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/8.3-RELEASE/base/CHECKSUM.SHA256: File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access) ====>> Error: Failed to [...]

Jul 092014

Earlier today, I was reminded of a old series of tweets regarding temperature. That led me to this to a FreeBSD Forums post which showed me this interesting bit of information. I draw your attention to the two hw.acpi.thermal values near the top. Those may well represent the ambient room temperature, more or less. A [...]