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Pulling the Strings is your guide to everything DevOps, from unpacking breaking trends to sharing helpful how-tos that make your life easier. In quick, casual conversations, Puppet engineers, open source community members, and global DevOps luminaries cover what you never knew you needed to know about DevOps. Whether it’s unpacking the latest tooling to sharing tips for getting buy-in from your team, Pulling the Strings is built for the DevOps devotees in all of us.
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Iron Sysadmin is a podcast about being a sysadmin, with a healthy dose of paranoia. We talk about IT news, and have a tendancy toward information security, as it applies to Operations. Our hosts have decades of experience in the field, from desktop support, networking, architecture, network engineering, windows, linux, and even some industrial automation.
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When Sean Atkinson says that “We’re on a trajectory to have the most vulnerabilities ever identified in a single year, starting this year,” take note: As Chief Information Security Officer for the Center for Internet Security, he knows what he’s talking about. He’s referring to the ever-increasing tide of weaknesses and flaws that undermine the sec…
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It’s all good news, we promise! The Forge has always been the go-to spot for Puppet users to find, download, and update content and modules. On this episode, we're revealing a few of the exciting changes that are going to make the Forge even easier and more valuable for all Puppet users, like personalization, filters, and features to track module v…
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The 2024 State of DevOps Report: The Evolution of Platform Engineering is live! In this episode, we’re taking you behind the scenes with the authors of the report and one of the people who helped run the survey. Download the 2024 report for free here! On this episode, join us as host Ben Ford, report authors Margaret Lee and David Sandilands, and p…
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Platform engineering is all about giving devs the tools they need to work independently. Work-from-home policies give people flexibility in where and how they work. It should be a match made in heaven, right? Well... it’s more complicated than that. Research, feedback, and evangelizing are critical to building an internal developer platform (IDP). …
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Politics is everywhere in your organization. No, not THAT kind of politics – the kind that happens when you need something and can’t get it, or when you get good at something and people start noticing. Actually, politics happens just about whenever decisions get made. Joshua Zimmerman says that kind of politics is rooted in people, and with the rig…
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Great things – tools, spaces, companies, brands – are supported by great communities. The Vox Pupuli are perhaps the most prominent, active group in the Puppet community. Here’s what they're up to lately, what it’s like being one of them, and what Puppet (the community) means to Puppet (the company). The Vox Pupuli are 200+ strong; they maintain do…
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Open source has always moved fast. Today, it moves faster than ever, driven by both community demand and corporate interest. On this episode, Perforce’s Javier Perez and OSI’s Stefano Maffulli discuss the impact of recent license changes and the historical push-and-pull between consumers and providers in the world of open source. Highlights: Reflec…
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In the past few years, developer experience has become one of the biggest concerns at the C-level. Gartner found it’s the top value factor for adopting IDPs, performance engineering, CI/CD, and more core aspects of platform engineering. In 2021, McKinsey said it should be “the cornerstone of talent strategy” – and still, it’s a sticking point for a…
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The opportunity to write a Puppet 8 book landed in David Sandilands’s lap when he had just started at Puppet and with a child on the way. About a year and a half later in mid-2023, “Puppet 8 for DevOps Engineers” launched via Packt. This is the story of everything that happened in the middle. Speakers: Ben Ford, Community Lead at Puppet by Perforce…
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So your organization failed a compliance audit and got slapped with fines and penalties. Bummer! You pay the fine, spend a few days fixing your configurations, run a scan, and get ready to do it again come the next audit. But that approach doesn’t work anymore: The risks are too high, and fixing months of configuration drift at the drop of a hat (l…
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Modules are the basic building blocks of Puppet. They're made to solve common challenges, extend functionality, and optimize your use of Puppet. They're also reusable and shareable – you can find thousands on the Puppet Forge – and best of all, anyone can make them. But what does that really mean? On this episode of Pulling the Strings, Ben Ford si…
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Supposedly, Albert Einstein once said, “If you can't explain it to a six-year-old, then you don't understand it yourself.” That might be a bit harsh, but it holds true for teaching just about anything: You’ve got to meet learners where they are. That’s why Puppet recently launched new on-demand training courses and more. There’s a new, engaging way…
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“It doesn't matter how small the contribution is – I think everyone benefits from the different environment, the different culture, of open source communities.” From ‘free software’ to the Mars Rover, the scope of open source is expansive, growing, and offering new challenges to organizations and practitioners alike. Now, Perforce Director of Produ…
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Welcome to Episode 133a Main Topic Red Hat Insights Vulnerability Service with John Spinks Who’s John? What is insights (high level overview) What is the vulnerability service? How does it identify vulnerabilities? How does it fix vulnerabilities? Centralized view - helps you prioritize Data from OVAL - https://access.redhat.com/solutions/4161 Secu…
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Welcome to Episode 133b Announcements Patreon Update name_pending197 Jeremy Odin Andrew Tatro Bruce Robert David S0l3mn LiNuXsys666 Mark The Mentor Marc Julius Andi J Charles Get your Iron Sysadmin Merch at Teespring! https://teespring.com/stores/ironsysadmin Support the Iron Sysadmin Podcast AND try out Riverside.fm by using this link: https://riv…
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Welcome to Episode 132 Main Topic Our favorite linux commands (or utilities) Nate Sed and awk, of course Nmap Tcpdump/wireshark Lsblk Libvirt Unclemarc GUIs and web access are fine, but nothing beats a command line apropos Or –help ssh for all the things! grep, from whom all goodness flows The performance commands: uptime, vmstat, iostat, top, sar,…
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Welcome to Episode 132b Announcements Patreon Update name_pending197 Jeremy Odin Andrew Tatro Bruce Robert David S0l3mn LiNuXsys666 Mark The-Mentor Marc Julius Andi J Charles Get your Iron Sysadmin Merch at Teespring! https://teespring.com/stores/ironsysadmin Support the Iron Sysadmin Podcast AND try out Riverside.fm by using this link: https://riv…
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Welcome to Episode 131 Main Topic Security in the cloud How is it the same How is it different Cloud security tools? https://docs.prowler.cloud/en/latest/# CSPM AWS Guardduty Microsoft Defender Prowler Watch us live on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month! Subscribe and hit the bell! https://www.youtube.com/IronSysadminPodcast OR https://twitch.…
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Welcome to Episode 131b Announcements Patreon Update name_pending197 Jeremy Andrew Tatro Bruce Robert David S0l3mn LiNuXsys666 Mark The_Mentor Marc Andi J Charles American cancer society donation sent! $436 was our total, I threw in the extra and took it to $500! Current Patrons Get your Iron Sysadmin Merch at Teespring! https://teespring.com/store…
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In this episode, join special guests Nigel Kersten, KasparvonGrünberg, Fatih Degirmenci, and Ronan Keenan as they discuss the recent surge in popularity of platform engineering and how these teams are fast becoming vital to enterprise success. In this panel discussion they explore: The history and advent of platform engineering What platform engine…
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Welcome to Episode 130a Main Topic Interview with Paul https://securityweekly.com https://securityweekly.com/subscribe How did you get from that, to an infosec podcast? Who is Paul? Podcasting, technology, automation, i mean.. We really rabbit trailed all over the place. :P The history of security weekly, how it got started, how its evolved over ti…
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Welcome to Episode 130b Announcements Patreon Update American Cancer Society Funds are up to $366.84 name_pending197 Jeremy Arinomi Andrew Tatro Bruce Robert David S0l3mn LiNuXsys666 Mark The Mentor Marc Julius Andi J Charles Get your Iron Sysadmin Merch at Teespring! https://teespring.com/stores/ironsysadmin Support the Iron Sysadmin Podcast AND t…
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Welcome to Episode 129a Main Topic Mastodon, with Jerry! Setup and Background Is he a Llama? Twitter changed hands New owner appears insane People are afraid that their social network of choice is going down the tubes They are looking for a place to go Decentralized, and federated The platform isnt controlled by one party It effectively cannot be t…
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Welcome to Episode 129b Announcements Patreon Update American Cancer Society Funds are up to $297.66 name_pending197 Jeremy Arinomi Andrew Tatro Bruce Robert David S0l3mn LiNuXsys666 Mark The Mentor Marc Julius Andi J Charles Get your Iron Sysadmin Merch at Teespring! https://teespring.com/stores/ironsysadmin Support the Iron Sysadmin Podcast AND t…
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Welcome to Episode 128 Main Topic Blog by David Heinemeier Hansson https://world.hey.com/dhh/why-we-re-leaving-the-cloud-654b47e0 He’s a Danish programmer, and the Creator of Ruby on Rails He is also co-founder of both Basecamp and HEY https://basecamp.com/ https://hey.com/ And, an Author https://basecamp.com/books/rework https://basecamp.com/books…
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Welcome to Episode 128b Announcements Patreon Update American Cancer Society Funds are up to $224.48 name_pending197 Jeremy Arinomi Andrew Tatro Bruce Robert David S0l3mn LiNuXsys666 Mark The Mentor Marc Julius Andi J Charles Get your Iron Sysadmin Merch at Teespring! https://teespring.com/stores/ironsysadmin Support the Iron Sysadmin Podcast AND t…
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Welcome to Episode 127 Main Topic Microservices “Simpler” code? Easily scalable? “Complex” deployment? What are they? Why build like that? How do you interact with a microservice? Pros/Cons ? Service Discovery Consul / etcd / Zookeeper https://www.consul.io/ https://etcd.io/ https://zookeeper.apache.org/ What? Why? Service Mesh? Consul / Istio / Li…
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Welcome to Episode 127 Announcements Patreon Update name_pending197 Jeremy Arinomi Andrew Tatro Bruce Robert David S0l3mn LiNuXsys666 Mark The Mentor Marc Julius Andi J Charles American Cancer Society Funds are up to $224.48 Patrons: Get your Iron Sysadmin Merch at Teespring! https://teespring.com/stores/ironsysadmin Support the Iron Sysadmin Podca…
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Welcome to Episode 126a Main Topic Lift and Shift What is a lift and shift? Why would I lift and shift? What are the negatives to the lift and shift? How can I perform a lift and shift? At Merck, unclemarc and another Linux dude created a boot ISO to move on site VMs to EC2. Would work on physical hosts too! Watch us live on the 2nd and 4th Thursda…
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Welcome to Episode 129b Announcements Patreon Update name_pending197 Jeremy Arinomi Andrew Tatro Bruce Robert David S0l3mn LiNuXsys666 Mark The Mentor Marc Julius Andi J Charles Get your Iron Sysadmin Merch at Teespring! https://teespring.com/stores/ironsysadmin Support the Iron Sysadmin Podcast AND try out Riverside.fm by using this link: https://…
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Welcome to Episode 125 Main Topic Intro to Cloud Private Cloud (is it really a cloud? What makes it different from “my computers”?) Public Cloud Hybrid Cloud Understanding Cloud Acronyms and Terminology IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service PaaS - Platform as a Service SaaS - Software as a Service MaaS - Marc as a Service Instance Container Serverless…
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Welcome to Episode 125b Announcements Patreon Update name_pending197 Jeremy Arinomi Andrew Tatro Bruce Robert David S0l3mn LiNuXsys666 Mark DeMentor@PowerShellOnLinux.com Marc Julius Andi J Charles Get your Iron Sysadmin Merch at Teespring! https://teespring.com/stores/ironsysadmin Support the Iron Sysadmin Podcast AND try out Riverside.fm by using…
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Welcome to Episode 124 Main Topic AI and Ethics… https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/w6g9hk/google_fires_researcher_who_claimed_lamda_ai_was/ Blake Lemoine Was part of Responsible AI project Fired after going public (washington post) claiming that Google’s LaMDA had gained sentience. Chess robot that broke a boy’s finger https://nypost.com…
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Welcome to Episode 123 Main Topic What does it look like to work in IT today? Iron syadmin’s have been around a long time, things have changed since we got our starts in this industry. Can you start off the street or do you need certs and education? Help Desk Classic “sysadmin” Legacy admin (old skool Unix and prior) DevSecBizCheeseOps Novell/legac…
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Welcome to Episode 123b Announcements Patreon Update name_pending197 Jeremy Arinomi Andrew Tatro Bruce Robert David S0l3mn LiNuXsys666 Mark DeMentor@PowerShellOnLinux.com Marc Julius Andi J Charles Get your Iron Sysadmin Merch at Teespring! https://teespring.com/stores/ironsysadmin Iron Sysadmin Snippets…. Support the Iron Sysadmin Podcast AND try …
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Creating and maintaining community is hard, especially when you don't bump into each other in the hallways on the regular. And community is vital, especially when it advocates for you and helps create a safe space to bring your whole self to work. Todd and Melissa share their experiences with Puppet's Pride ERG and how they're using it to work towa…
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Welcome to Episode 122a Main Topic yes it is i the boy - who am i even -son of unclemarc -stevens type kid -longtime mathematics enjoyer -"pro" gamer a quick personal history -first talk about how i got into older games -wii virtual console, snes emulator in 3rd grade (messing around with lunar magic, despite not knowing how to use it) -got into gb…
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Welcome to Episode 122b Announcements Patreon Update Z(ed)-Thor name_pending197 Jérémy Arinomi Andrew Tatro Bruce Robert Matt David S0l3mn Trooper_Ish LiNuXsys666 Mark The Mentor Marc Julius Andi J Charles 22532 Get your Iron Sysadmin Merch at Teespring! https://teespring.com/stores/ironsysadmin Support the Iron Sysadmin Podcast AND try out Riversi…
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Managing the configuration of an entire ecosystem is not an easy thing to do, and bootstrapping the system that manages that configuration is even more challenging. Edwin from Puppet’s Solutions Architects team shows us a tool they've built that aims to simplify that task. Learn more: Join our community at https://slack.puppet.com and chat with Edw…
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Welcome to Episode 121 Main Topic How do I get a hold of expensive software, for the purposes of learning? Check with your school, a LOT of vendors have super-cheap solutions for education. Your school may be able to provide you a learning license/sub for software you are interested in Less than Legal alternatives Red hat enterprise linux Red Hat D…
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Welcome to Episode 121b Announcements Patreon Update Z(ed)-Thor name_pending197 Jérémy Arinomi Andrew Tatro Bruce Robert Matt David S0l3mn Trooper_Ish LiNuXsys666 Mark The Mentor Marc Julius Andi J Charles 22532 Nate’s going to be helping host RHEL Presents. (as a guest host) Get your Iron Sysadmin Merch at Teespring! https://teespring.com/stores/i…
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Welcome to Episode 120 Main Topic Learning new things Certification Sog, on twitter, Dive in and drink from the firehose and leverage the hyper-focusing ADHD ability to further accelerate learning. I learned Powershell, Go, and Rust in the last year-ish, in addition to a lot of pentesting-specific stuff. If you want it bad enough, you'll get it don…
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Welcome to Episode 120 Announcements Patreon Update Z(ed)-Thor name_pending197 Jérémy Arinomi Andrew Tatro Bruce Robert Matt David S0l3mn Trooper_Ish LiNuXsys666 Mark The Mentor Marc Julius Andi J Charles 22532 Get your Iron Sysadmin Merch at Teespring! https://teespring.com/stores/ironsysadmin Support the Iron Sysadmin Podcast AND try out Riversid…
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CentOS has become the de facto standard operating system for many organizations since it’s basically the same thing as RHEL, rebranded and without commercial support. CentOS was originally a community project, but over time Red Hat has become more influential in its direction and has shifted it to a "Stream" model, effectively moving CentOS 8 from …
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Welcome to Episode 119 Main Topic Staying Healthy while working at a desk Obvious things “Office work” Generally means you are indoors You are not performing physically intense tasks You naturally burn less calories in a day You are sheltered from the sun It’s a lot easier to snack And this is even worse if you are a WFH worker And a lot easier to …
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Announcements Patreon Update Z(ed)-Thor name_pending197 Jérémy Arinomi Andrew Tatro Bruce Robert Matt David S0l3mn Trooper_Ish LiNuXsys666 Mark The Mentor Marc Julius Andi J Charles 22532 Get your Iron Sysadmin Merch at Teespring! https://teespring.com/stores/ironsysadmin Support the Iron Sysadmin Podcast AND try out Riverside.fm by using this link…
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Welcome to Episode 118 Main Topic Cyber Warfare (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberwarfare) There’s this thing going on with Russia and the Ukraine.Maybe you've heard. https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/50/ White House Statement on Cyber Security (March 21, 2022) https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/03/21/statement-by-…
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Welcome to Episode 118 Announcements Patreon Update Z(ed)-Thor name_pending197 Jérémy Arinomi Andrew Tatro Bruce Robert Matt David S0l3mn Trooper_Ish LiNuXsys666 Mark The Mentor Marc Julius Andi J Charles 22532 Get your Iron Sysadmin Merch at Teespring! https://teespring.com/stores/ironsysadmin CINLUG 4/6 Support the Iron Sysadmin Podcast AND try o…
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Cortez worked his way up through the ranks as a cloud security and compliance engineer, managing hundreds of production applications. Now he's taking those grueling lessons and teaching the team at Relay how to automate away tedium and toil. Join us as Cortez shares stories from the field and some of the motivation behind Relay's cloud compliance e…
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