Ansible - Getting a list of IP addresses for a specific group

Posted on Sat 22 October 2016 in Computing • Tagged with linux, ansible

Ansible - Getting a list of IP addresses for a specific group


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More Xbox One Firewall Rules - Elite Dangerous

Posted on Mon 14 March 2016 in Computing • Tagged with xbox

Elite Dangerous needs UDP 19364 outbound!


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SSH Don't offer a key, use a password

Posted on Fri 19 February 2016 in Computing • Tagged with ssh

This is a problem i've been having more and more as my collection of keys and \~/.ssh.config grows. Sometimes you just need to log in with a password but ssh will try all of your keys and then the server prevents you from trying a password challenge because you've …


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Disable Anonymous Binds in IPA v3 (and enable them again)

Posted on Wed 13 January 2016 in Computing • Tagged with freeipa

I was not entirely happy with the documentation for this here:
While correct, It gives me no idea how to check the current configuration or how to turn anonymous binds back on again, or how to test my changes

Here is my approach:

Check the current config with this ldap …


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Building Python from Source on OpenSUSE

Posted on Sun 06 December 2015 in Computing • Tagged with python

My very first post on this blog was how to build Python from source.  In 2015 it turns out that this is a bit harder that it should be, and having wasted most of the morning working it out I'm posting the solution for future reference.

Building Python in the …


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Xbox one ScreenOS

Posted on Sun 29 November 2015 in Computing • Tagged with screenos, firewall, xbox

Here are my notes on Xbox one firewall ports with ScreenOS.

Contrary to what is posted online, I've found that not all ports need to be opened and certainly in my experience only 2 need be "port forwarded" - I used a VIP for this as I have only one public …


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Getting Started With Ansible and Rackspace P2

Posted on Thu 01 October 2015 in Computing • Tagged with ansible, rackspace

Introduction

In this post a simple playbook is demonstrated to provision a pseudo DC in Rackspace.

Following on from the previous post, a parametrised playbook is created to:

-  Install a keypair from a file - Create a management network - Create a domain name

This playbook will likely only be run once …


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Getting Started With Ansible and Rackspace P1

Posted on Thu 01 October 2015 in Computing • Tagged with ansible, rackspace

Introduction

The easiest way to play with an ansible module is from the command line.  This post demonstrates some of the Rackspace modules.

Setup

I started by creating my credentials file and setting the environmental RAX_CREDS_FILE to point to it.  As I was running pyrax from a Python virtual environment …


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KVM Revisited Part I - Multiple VLANs

Posted on Tue 15 September 2015 in misc • Tagged with kvm, vlan

I've decided to rebuild my KVM lab on OpenSUSE 13.2 and to try and finish documenting the process of a fully functional KVM lab on multiple VLANs.

Install KVM with yast2

I used the "Install Hypervisor and Tools" in yast2 to install KVM.  I also allowed it to create …


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Setting Up VLANs and DHCP server in ScreenOS

Posted on Mon 14 September 2015 in misc • Tagged with screenos, vlan

In this example I wanted to create a VLAN attached to e0/1 for use with my KVM lab.  You'll notice I give this interface an IP address, this is so that I can have my ScreenOS device do all the routing / NATing / firewalling in isolated VLANs. I also create …


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