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SaltStack .sls file to allow root to log in directly

I’m lazy and I have bad admin habits, like logging into a LINUX server, directly, as root. Worse than that, I like to set the passwords all the same on the systems. But, this is just my Raspberry sandbox network so nobody cares. I wouldn’t dream of such a scheme in production. But now that […]

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How to Install SaltStack on a Raspberry Pi

Once you have the OS installed and (in the case of a Raspberry,) ntp working, you can install stuff. The first thing I want to install is SaltStack. With SaltStack, I can get the bulk of my system administrator tasks completed without having to remember everything to install. This will also be a little test, […]

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How to Use saltstack to Configure Raspberry PIs

What’s saltstack? saltstack is a great configuration management tool. It’s used in huge enterprises to effect changes on multiple servers. With small scripts, you can quickly implement a change on every server in your environment or on specific servers. saltstack is great at bringing all of your servers to a consistent baseline, ensuring that the […]

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