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John R. Ray

Chef, Inspec, and Dirty COW

Using Compliance to remediate CVE-2016-5195

Many of you know about or will hear about CVE-2016-5195 aka Dirty COW.

CVE-2016-5195
Bugzilla
FAQ

This particularly nasty kernel vulnerability has been around for years and likely affects a majority of the Linux nodes are currently running. The short form is that it allows an unprivileged user to gain root access to a system. I'm not . . .

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November 28, 2016

Do You Really Need and Ops Team

Startups and DevOps

The following is an excerpt from a conversation I had w/ a developer who is part of a small start up. Most of the conversation was related to DevOps principals and toolchains, but after he told me about their staff of five I became worried that this was really too much. He was already worrying about CI/CD, Configuaration Management, and . . .

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October 27, 2015

Getting Started w/ Docker

This post was originally published Jan 9th 2015.


So I've been using Docker for around 6 months now and I wanted to give people an idea of how easy it is to get started with. Today I'm going to show you how to get Docker running and build a simple nginx web server.

Before you begin

I'm going to be using Vagrant, for my virtual . . .

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October 20, 2015

Hack The Office

The office can be a cold, lonely, dreary, boring place. It can be hemmed in by policy and impracticality. It rarely makes sense. It's a .... ok I'll stop....

Let's kill boring, it's time to hack to the office.

  1. Organize; Grab some Bull Clips/Binder Clips, You knowthese guys.Clip em to your desk and route your cables through . . .

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June 19, 2014

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