Calling Ansible handlers based on OS distributions

Sometimes you’ve got an Ansible task that should notify another task after a change. In Ansible this is called a handler and a description can be found here. Mostly the handler can be defined OS-independent. In this blog post, we show you, how to use a list of handlers for different OS distributions.

Deploying SSL private keys with Ansible

When you’re using Ansible or any other configuration management tool, you might come in contact with deploying SSL certificates sooner or later. While deploying public SSL certificates isn’t a security issue at all, the deployment of private keys become more critical – at least if you want to deploy them securely.

Lab in a Box

As far as I can remember, I always was interested in technology and especially all kind of hardware gimmicks. This didn’t change at all and I’m still addicted to gadgets, besides that it might got a bit more expensive than when I was a young lad.

Display my actual used shell

Here a short blog post… if you work in several companies or with different accounts, it’s useful to know, which shell you’re currently using (not the default shell from /etc/passwd). Of course, you can simply change the shell and choose your favorite one, but if you just want to know the actual shell, you can run […]

Simple file comparison with aide

It’s sometimes useful to know, what’s happening on your server, if you install a new package or run a update. There are many solutions for this case, but a simple one is to use aide, which is available on the most linux distributions.