Software inventory with Salt on FreeBSD
Software inventory is one of the 20 CIS Controls.
Up to recently I was not doing software inventory (and control) for the SoCruel.NU platform. The platform is (almost) completely based on FreeBSD and all hosts (physical, virtual, laptop) are managed with SaltStack, so it would be nice if these can be used for this purpose. And it can!
Asset inventory with Rumble on FreeBSD
Inventory and control of your IT hardware and software based assets is one of the basic processes you must have in place managing and securing an IT infrastructure properly. Rumble is a network asset discovery tool and as of 2 June 2020 it is also available on FreeBSD!
In this post can read how to implement and use Rumble on FreeBSD.
How to implement gdnsd on FreeBSD
I was looking for a solution to increase the availability of my public websites. gdnsd is an authoritative-only name server. The initial ‘g’ stands for geographic, as gdnsd offers a plugin system for geographic (or other sorts of) balancing, redirection, and service-state-concious failover.
This post explains how gdnsd is implemented at SoCruel.NU to achieve the availability goals.
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