[clug] old-school remote sys configuration/management options
bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Thu May 7 07:51:21 UTC 2020
I feel like a dope for not properly looking at Ansible before posting.
It has been recommended to me a number of times by kind folk on this
list. It looks like exactly what I was after.
On 7/5/20 5:29 pm, George at Clug via linux wrote:
> +1 to "one of the cool things about Ansible is that it's
> That point goes along way with me, so many systems want to install
> agents, over time, you seem to have more agents than base server !
> On Thursday, 07-05-2020 at 16:10 Chris Smart via linux wrote:
> On Thu, 7 May 2020, at 15:49, Bob Edwards via linux wrote:
>> The reason I didn't was largely influenced by:
>> - tracked by AusCERT as:
>> "ESB-2020.1595 - [Debian] ansible: Multiple vulnerabilities"
>> I was actually keeping my eye out for:
>> "ESB-2020.1607 - [Debian] salt: Multiple vulnerabilities"
>> but when I saw the slightly earlier Ansible one (without actually
>> reading it), I became further convinced that this wasn't the
>> my bad.
> IMO one of the cool things about Ansible is that it's agentless. So
> when there's a vulnerability, you just update the package on the host
> which is going to run the jobs and you're good to go (as opposed to
> having vulnerable services/agents running on each node on your
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