RDODear *,

If you plan or already use OpenStack on Red Hat and Red Hat-based platforms, then I am sure this web site[1] is definitively going to interest you.

I think specifically to the BeNeLux customers or companies I work with and who are followers of this Blog.

RDO is a community of people using and deploying OpenStack on Red Hat and Red Hat-based platforms.

If your company or you are based in BeNeLux and are interested by IT Industrialization/Automation, just let me know and I will arrange a meeting for you.

[1] http://openstack.redhat.com

BR

Frederic

[RHEL] SELinux Introduction

November 6, 2012

Dear all,

I am going to do a presentation about SELinux in November 2012.
The topic of that talk is to present SELinux to RHEL Administrators/Architects.
If your company or you are based in BeNeLux and are interested by this presentation, just let me know and I will try to arrange a meeting for you.

BR
Frederic

Dear all,

I am going to do a presentation about “JBoss EAP6 Proxy/Gateway Solutions” in August 2012.
If your company or you are based in BeNeLux and are interested by this presentation, just let me know and I will try to arrange a meeting for you.

BR

Frederic

Dear all,

I am going to do a presentation about “Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0” @ Altimate in Brussels in February 2012.
If your company or you are based in BeNeLux and are interested by this presentation, just let me know and I will try to arrange a Meeting for you.

Ref :  http://www.redhat.com/promo/rhev3

Ref : http://www.altimate.be/brand/17694b441900027b/Red-Hat-JBoss.html

Ref : http://www.altimate.be/local/17694b44190000f9/1e1537a81840686a/Red-Hat-RHEV-3-0-Launch-party-on-the-2nd-of-February-.html

Best Regards

Frederic

Dear *,

I am going to do  “RHEL On System Z” presentation @  Total Solution Event for System z, Brussels, September 28-30, 2011.
If you or your company are based in BeNeLux and are interested by this presentation, just let me know and I will try to arrange a Meeting for you.

BR
Frederic 😉

Ref : http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks.nsf/pages/TSEzBE2011?Open

After 3 successful editions of the Open Source Conference, Accenture and Red Hat are now organizing the 4th edition of this annually recurring international event.

The objective of the conference is to give participants insight in the latest developments and practical applications of Open Source Software in building integrated business solutions.

The program will consist of independent keynotes as well as contributions that are based on real project and client experiences. This way, we demonstrate how using Open Source technology can leverage extensive business value.

The Open Source Conference welcomes guests from the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg and other countries

Ref: http://www.opensourceconference.nl

KR

Frederic 😉

[FreedomBox]

August 12, 2011

Dear *,

Well as I missed the interesting project presentation at FOSDEM this year, I wanted to share it with those who missed as well 😉

Personally, I am convinced a lot of companies would be interested by such project.

Does anyone of you know if that project have chance to integrate the Fedora Distribution ?

Extract from the Freedombox.org website :

What is FreedomBox?

  • Email and telecommunications that protects privacy and resists eavesdropping
  • A publishing platform that resists oppression and censorship.
  • An organizing tool for democratic activists in hostile regimes.
  • An emergency communication network in times of crisis.

FreedomBox will put in people’s own hands and under their own control encrypted voice and text communication, anonymous publishing, social networking, media sharing, and (micro)blogging.

Much of the software already exists: onion routing, encryption, virtual private networks, etc. There are tiny, low-watt computers known as “plug servers” to run this software. The hard parts is integrating that technology, distributing it, and making it easy to use without expertise. The harder part is to decentralize it so users have no need to rely on and trust centralized infrastructure.

That’s what FreedomBox is: we integrate privacy protection on a cheap plug server so everybody can have privacy. Data stays in your home and can’t be mined by governments, billionaires, thugs or even gossipy neighbors.

With FreedomBoxes in their homes, anybody, regardless of technical skill, can easily enjoy secure, private, even anonymous communication!

Source : https://freedomboxfoundation.org/learn/

Ref : https://freedomboxfoundation.org

BR

Frederic 😉

Dear *,

I am going to do the “IPA” presentation in Brussels on the 11th of August 2011.
If your company or you are based in BeNeLux and are interested by this presentation, just let me know and I will try to arrange a Meeting for you.

Rem : Answer to Ray : Yes, theses publications work.

Ref : http://freeipa.org/page/Main_Page

BR

Frederic 😉

Dear *,

I am going to do the “Customer Portal” presentation to one our Belgian customer on the 29th of June 2011.
If your company or you are based in BeNeLux and are interested by this presentation, just let me know and I will try to arrange a Meeting for you.

BR
Frederic 😉

Dear *,

Last week, I had a technical question regarding the passwd command. The question was about how to insert a banner or warning message when a user want or have to change his password.

One of the solutions is to create a file /etc/motd_passwd_warning with your warning. Here “HELLO”.

[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/motd_passwd_warning
HELLO

Then to change the /etc/pam.d/passwd in adding the following line :
password optional pam_echo.so file=/etc/motd_passwd_warning

[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/pam.d/passwd
#%PAM-1.0
auth include system-auth
account include system-auth
password optional pam_echo.so file=/etc/motd_passwd_warning
password substack system-auth
-password optional pam_gnome_keyring.so use_authtok
password substack postlogin

And that is all.

Here is the result :

[root@localhost ~]# passwd
Changing password for user root.
HELLO
New password:
BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a dictionary word
Retype new password:
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully

Rem : Following a comment from Daniel Walsh – see below -, I changed a little bit this article from its original publication.
Thanks to Daniel for his feedback.

BR
Frederic 🙂

BR