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Archive for January, 2011

RHEL

by on Jan.18, 2011, under Administration, E-Mail, Software, UNIX 101

(..sigh) There’s a lot I like about RedHat. I like the fact that they’re worth more than a billion dollars as an OpenSource company. I like how they’ve been in the Linux game for a long time, and keep finding new ways to innovate and expand. I like how they have a competitive, yet accessible application stack, that runs on a wide variety of hardware. Their partner program, and resources are outstanding, especially when compared to other software vendors. I like a lot about RedHat. I just don’t like their operating system.

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Ubuntu Apache2 Auto Config BASH script

by on Jan.12, 2011, under Administration, Software, UNIX 101

Man, I’ve been busy… I’ve recently been promoted to being a System’s Administrator! This has forced me to program a few BASH scripts. This one is for a customer that wants a managed system, but wants to be able to add websites at will. It’s pretty simple, and relies on an existing example.com template. Why example.com? Because I follow RFCs dammit! The template allows me to adjust the Apache specific settings, without recoding the script.  A little REGEX here, and a pipe to sed there, some error checking, formatting and a dash of some SUDO magic and voila! The customer doesn’t need to email/call me to add a website.  Sure beats paying for a crappy control panel ;)

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