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Configure a Host ISO-based Package Repository on a CentOS 7.2 VM

In this post, I show you how to configure a host ISO-based package repository on a CentOS 7.2 VM running on VMware Workstation.

RHCSA Preparation - Script to Configure a Simple OpenLDAP Server

If you are preparing for the RHCSA exam, this post should be of interest to you. I provide a Bash script which will fully configure a simple OpenLDAP directory server which you can then use to test that your OpenLDAP client setup is correct.

My Thoughts on Systemd on RHEL7

This blog post discusses my viewpoint that systemd adds no value when used on an enterprise server such as RHEL7 and, in fact, results in a misuse of scarce corporate or governmental resources for no discernable increase in security or productivity.

IPv4 Link Local Addresses in Fedora

A network link-local address is an address that is valid only for use within the network segment or the broadcast domain that a host is connected to. Link local addresses can be layer 2 or layer 3. For example, a 48-bit Ethernet MAC address is one form of a layer 2 link-local address. Link-local addresses are generally not guaranteed to be unique beyond a network segment. Because of this, layer 3 switches (routers) do not forward packets with layer 3 link-local addresses. For Layer 3 IPv4 link-local (IPv4LL) addresses, RFC3927 specifies the address block 169.254.0.0/16. Zero-configuration Networking (zeroconf) is a

Revisiting Systemd D-Bus Interfaces

This blog looks in detail at systemd’s hostnamectl and timedatectl utilities and their associated daemons.