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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.

Revisiting Systemd D-Bus Interfaces

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

Control Group Subsystems in RHEL7

Control groups (cgroups) are a Linux kernel feature that enables you to allocate resources — such as CPU time, system memory, disk I/O, network bandwidth, etc. — among hierarchically ordered groups of processes running on a system. Initially developed by Google engineers Paul Menage and Rohit Seth in 2006 under the name “process containers”, it was merged into kernel version 2.6.24 and extensively enhanced since then. RHEL6 was the first Red Hat distribution to support cgroups. Cgroups provide system administrators with fine-grained control over allocating, prioritizing, denying, managing, and monitoring system resources. A cgroup is a collection of processes that

Boycott Systemd

Finally people are beginning to wake up and understand that systemd and Lennart Poettering, who works for Red Hat, is a cancer that will destroy and splinter the Linux ecosystem. According to a new movement, It represents a monumental increase in complexity, an abhorrent and violent slap in the face to the Unix philosophy, and its inherent domineering and viral nature turns it into something akin to a “second kernel” that is spreading all across the Linux ecosystem. I could not agree more. systemd flies in the face of the Unix philosophy: “do one thing and do it well,”