Manage linux servers from a Windows workstation

At work I have to use Windows as operating system on my workstation, even though I manage almost only linux servers. There are dozens of ways to connect from Windows via SSH to a linux server and I will tell you my way.

I started (of course) with PuTTY, the …

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Testing Ansible roles

We - at the hardening.io-team - create Ansible (and Puppet and Chef) roles that harden the security of our Linux-servers. They are meant to be used in production so we try to provide these roles to several different operating systems, including Debian, Ubuntu, RedHat and its derivates.

Manually testing the …

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firewalld blocking snmp and fixing it (with ansible)

Some time ago I had to use a new CentOS 7 virtual-machine for some things that aren’t relevant to this post. This machine had to run all the time but also had some problems with a sporadically failing application server. That’s why I decided to monitor the machine …

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