Anti-hacking

I was made aware of trouble with a wordpress site – not that there's anything inherently wrong with wordpress, this one just happened to be. It was a non-profit site managed by a team of volunteers, and it was redirecting to a spam-ish canadian pharmacy domain. Investigation found the site to…

Ansible survey foreign EdgeMAX

As we've been improving our systems automation with ansible, that has included bringing 'foreign' devices with unknown states into consistency and management by ansible. This will look at some tricks used to survey and update EdgeMAX routers. First things first is having some idea of what types of equipment are…

Ansible Let's Encrypt

I used to have acme.sh handling much of the routine work of updating SSL certificates, but as I've moved automation into ansible/AWX, that has included let's encrypt certificates. This post provides an example of updating certificates using acme-dns with DNS hosted through google cloud platform. It's designed to…