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awarded  Curious
May
3
answered Memory mapping files for a blazing fast webserver on Linux
Feb
19
revised Puppet nodes cant' find master, ec2 public versus internal ip addresses and hosts files
add bit about dns "views"
Feb
18
awarded  Revival
Jan
6
revised Loop through hash in puppet define
added version specific note
Oct
29
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
7
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
7
awarded  Yearling
Aug
28
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
24
comment Can you unapply a puppet manifest action?
when you're testing your puppet code, you can use puppet agent -t --noop to simulate
Jul
4
comment Puppet classes out of order despite explicit arrow operator use
Yes, the problem you had was was because of the Anchor bug, the design and structure is a different topic, but the issue you had with ordering was because of bug 8040.
Jul
3
comment Puppet classes out of order despite explicit arrow operator use
I don't agree with this. The way he is doing it is just fine, and clear to understand. Use the Anchor pattern and don't turn your puppet modules into spaghetti.
Jul
3
answered Puppet classes out of order despite explicit arrow operator use
Jun
28
comment OpenVPN: both tcp/udp
True about TCP, but some end-user routers will fragment or timeout UDP connections. I've had issues with some lower-end cisco routers for example.
Jun
18
comment Elegant way of categorizing puppet nodes in EC2 in Ubuntu Precise?
Using node with a regex is really hard to scale. Use node default with hiera_include, and then do all of the classification in hiera.
Jun
18
answered Elegant way of categorizing puppet nodes in EC2 in Ubuntu Precise?
May
28
comment Error “Illegal instruction (core dumped)” while running Puppet agent (version 3.2.1)
Are you sure that the ruby, ruby-lib, nokogiri, etc files haven't been corrupted on your hd? Can you run a rpm --verify on your installed ruby, and nokogiri packages? Type rpm -qa | grep ruby to find the full package names.
May
25
comment Puppet Error: undefined method 'captures'
can you run grep -r captures /etc/puppet/
May
11
comment Why should I use a puppet parameterized class?
Note to all who find this example, this code shows global variable lookups that were allowed in Puppet version < 3.0. In Puppet > 3.0, you cannot access variables out of scope, and must use namespace to access variables. In this example, you would have to use $bar::file_name and $::file_owner to access those respective variables. However, when using parametrized classes, the variables passed into a class via the parameters become locally scoped variables.
May
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