Archive for January, 2011
(..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.
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