bzed-letsencrypt puppet module

With the announcement of the Let’s Encrypt dns-01 challenge support we finally had a way to retrieve certificates for those hosts where http challenges won’t work. Also it allows to centralize the signing procedure to avoid the installation and maintenance of letsencrypt clients on all hosts. For an implementation I had the following requirements in my mind: Handling of key/csr generation and certificate signing by puppet. Private keys don’t leave the host they were generated on. »

open-vm-tools updated

In January 2014 the open-vm-tools package was orphaned and I took the chance to take over the maintenance. Unfortunately the package is still not 100% in the shape I’d like to see it, but I’m getting closer. I have to say Thank You for a lot of good bug reports, especially for those use cases which are hard to test/reproduce for me (running Debian in a Windows-based VMware Workstation Player for example….). »

bzed.de online again

Finally, bzed.de is back online and I’m planning to start blogging again! Part of the reason why I became inactive was the usage of ikiwiki, which is great, but at end unnecessarily complicated. So I’ve migrated by page to gohugo.io - a static website generator, written in go. Hugo has an active community and it is easy to create themes for it or to enhance it. Also it is using plain Markdown syntax instead of special ikiwiki syntax mixed into it - should make it easy to migrate away again if necessary. »

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Report from the Bug Squashing Party in Salzburg

Participation and Results From June 15-17th we held a Debian BugSquashingParty in Salzburg, hosted and sponsored by conova communications GmbH. It was a fun and busy weekend, with 15-17 people from 5 countries being around, mainly working on RC bugs in Testing/Unstable. Gerfried Fuchs (rhonda) also worked on triaging the impact of RC bugs on the version in Squeeze, while Peter Palfrader (weasel) took care of Tor related things and Debian sysadmin work, including starting on the new bugs and udd hosts. »

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Bug squashing party in Salzburg

Just as a little reminder, the Bug Squashing Party in Salzburg will start in three days. We still have sponsored accomodation for five four people left, so don’t hesitate to come! Squashing as many RC bugs for Wheezy as possible is on the TODO list for the weekend! Also we’ll work on making Debian a proper Spacewalk client. This might be a bit too late for Wheezy, but there will be backports :) See YOU in Salzburg! »

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