Monthly Archives: October 2015

Not all routing is equal

Ran into an interesting issue with my Routerboard CRS226-24G-2S+ “Cloud Router Switch” which is basically a smart layer 3 capable switch running Mikrotik’s RouterOS. Whilst it’s specs mean it’s intended for switching rather than routing, given it has the full … Continue reading

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More Puppet Stuff

I’ve been continuing to migrate to my new server setup and Puppetising along the way, the outcome is yet more Puppet modules: The puppetlabs-firewall module performs very poorly with large rulesets, to work around this with my geoip/rirs module, I’ve … Continue reading

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Finding & purging Puppet exported resources

Puppet exported resources is a pretty awesome feature – essentially it allows information from one node to be used on another to affect the resulting configuration. We use this for clever things like having nodes tell an Icinga/Nagios server what¬†monitoring … Continue reading

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MacOS won’t build anything? Check xcode license

One of the annoyances of the MacOS platform is that whilst there’s a nice powerful UNIX underneath, there’s a rather dumb layer of top that does silly things like preventing the app store password being saved, or as I found … Continue reading

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