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[ale] Linux Server Basics Trainer requested by CNN



On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 6:17 PM, Damon L. Chesser <damon at damtek.com> wrote:

> On 02/05/2014 06:05 PM, Jim Kinney wrote:
>
>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 5:48 PM, Beddingfield, Allen <allen at ua.edu<mailto:
>> allen at ua.edu>> wrote:
>>
>>     Yes, but 20-30 years of experience in the field, whether or not
>>     related to the technology at hand is valuable. In that time, the
>>     person has learned troubleshooting methods, seen things come and
>>     go, and learned to adapt.
>>
>> +1
>>
>> Yes the tech bits change forms often but the core doesn't. The skills
>> accumulated over 20+ years are not in a specific toolchain but in an
>> overall process.
>>
>> That said, freeipa kicks nis{,+} in the tail :-)
>>
>
> Working on getting Red Hat ID Management server deployed to tie into AD.
> Not exaclty the same, but similar.
>

Very related. FreeIPA is the upstream. I'm running that on CentOS6. Opted
to toss AD to the dumpster. Good riddance. The tie to AD was a bad hack and
was not really recommended in the RHEL IdM (the FreeIPA was the same hack
but they said it worked better - probably not as well tested as IdM) I did
use an apache tool to extract the data from AD (all but password hashes -
no way without EXPENSIVE winders only stuff) and scripted the insertion
with random passwords into freeipa  and saved output to send emails from.
Client systems will notify of expired passwords on login as they should.
Admin password reset forces an expired password on users :-)

Next step is to fix a glitch that blocks users from hitting the freeipa web
interface to update their personal data. After that it will be to
incorporate ssh keys into ldap. I have some sudo controls running on a per
user, per machine basis. That was nice. The cli allows everything to be
scripted. Web interface is pretty useful for everything as well.

>
>
>      --
>>     Allen Beddingfield
>>     Systems Engineer
>>     The University of Alabama
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>>     From: ale-bounces at ale.org <mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org>
>>     [ale-bounces at ale.org <mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org>] on behalf of
>>     Lightner, Jeff [JLightner at water.com <mailto:JLightner at water.com>]
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>>     Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 4:44 PM
>>     To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
>>     Subject: Re: [ale] Linux Server Basics Trainer requested by CNN
>>
>>     The AUUG meeting this past Monday had a presentation by CCCi
>>     staffing and they indicated there is a very high demand for admins
>>     these days.
>>
>>     They suggested that if you?ve not been doing admin as your full
>>     time job that you can emphasize the things you have been doing
>>     that are admin type things on your resume.
>>
>>     They also suggested that we greybeards often expect too much money
>>     for jobs as compared to younger folks. An interesting observation
>>     they made was that it doesn?t really matter what you?ve been doing
>>     for 20-30 years when the technology in use now is only a few years
>>     old so someone that has been doing it for 5 years has as much
>>     relevant experience in the ?current? technology as we do.
>>
>>
>>     From: ale-bounces at ale.org <mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org>
>>     [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org <mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org>] On
>>
>>     Behalf Of Jim Kinney
>>     Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 5:38 PM
>>     To: Atlanta User Group (E-mail)
>>     Subject: Re: [ale] Linux Server Basics Trainer requested by CNN
>>
>>
>>     I almost never see entry level admin jobs posted on any of the
>>     places I haunt. Of the few that said entry level in the text, the
>>     breadth of exposure was far beyond entry level.
>>
>>     Not sure how anyone will move up and replace the gray beards when
>>     they all transcend to the retired plane.
>>     On Feb 5, 2014 5:21 PM, "William Bagwell" <rb211 at tds.net
>>     <mailto:rb211 at tds.net><mailto:rb211 at tds.net
>>
>>     <mailto:rb211 at tds.net>>> wrote:
>>     On Wednesday 05 February 2014, Adrya Stembridge wrote:
>>     > Where are these junior level positions advertised? When I see job
>>     > related postings for linux admins, almost always it is for a
>>     senior level
>>     > position. As someone who is interested in shifting into a junior
>>     level
>>     > admin role, this has been a little disheartening.
>>
>>     Not on ALE-jobs. Have been subscribed since 2004 and out of over
>>     800 postings
>>     have applied exactly once. Two possibly three more that I might
>>     have applied
>>     for had they been closer.
>>
>>     Entry level admin in the Kennasaw area posted October 19 2010.
>>     Wonder who got
>>     it?
>>     --
>>     William
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James P. Kinney III

Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain
at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own tail.
It won't fatten the dog.
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