07 September, 2020

Centos 8 (Proxmox) + Active Directory authorization

So, after my rage post a few weeks back, I finally managed to let Centos 8 talk to AD server for authentication and authorization. (there is a difference); I have in the past “always” relied on legacy systems I did not fully understand; I set up samba shares using a windows domain before, but found […]

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19 August, 2020

Centos 8 + Windows domain authentication

How complex is joining a windows domain to authenticate on a Centos 8 server? very freaking hard. Welcome in 2020, everything is on fire and we are still locked up. This is a collection of debug attempts to get my Proxmox container, test Centos 8 server authenticate against a domain. For ssh access.   kinit […]

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21 April, 2020

Centos messages flooded with Create slice, Removed slice

In Centos 7/8 /var/log/messages is flooded with this : Apr 21 08:40:01 tinky systemd: Created slice User Slice of root. Apr 21 08:40:01 tinky systemd: Started Session 1709 of user root. Apr 21 08:40:01 tinky systemd: Removed slice User Slice of root. Apr 21 08:50:01 tinky systemd: Created slice User Slice of root. Apr 21 […]

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zfs on linux

25 March, 2020

Sharenfs on ZFS and mounting with autofs

ZFS has this less documented feature, called share[nfs|smb]; I tried it once, it “did not work on first attempt”™ So I ignored it; However now we faced an issue where we normally exported ZFS volumes using /etc/exports (NFS); and mounted using /etc/fstab; but got an empty directory where there was a “sub” zpool volume; This […]

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