Reminder: If you are using anything other than RHEL, CentOS, or Fedora then you shouldn't be using Linux at all.
I removed it from the server I manage and now he doesn't know how to maintain anything because they only use GUIs and the terminal is some sort of mystery box they refuse to touch unless guided by an online tutorial.
Still better than a Microsoft Certified sysadmin who has no clue what he's doing at all.
That is, of course, assuming your guy doesn't have any sort of Ubuntu Certification, or whatever you would call it.
All of our webservers run Ubuntu, as well as a few pieces of internal infrastructure related to deployment and such. Everything else is Windows Server 2008 R2.
He's a Windows guy that also happens to manage some critical infrastructure that runs on Ubuntu. No big deal or anything.
> if you are using something that works and does not require constant maintenance, you are not an actual linux user
> you should always make things more difficult
Don't worry, anon. You can enable Rahwide and everything will be fucked up again!
Why is HostGator charging $20/ month for the most basic VPS with no options when others are $5-$8/ month with better specs and you can choose your OS?
The only thing i really like about HostGator is that their site is lightweight and mostly static. I can't stand excessive scripts, bloat, and problems in a business website. It gives off a bad impression.
How is security handled? Some say they handle all attacks 24/7, and some don't mention it at all.
I'm sure with shared hosting others on the same server would be pissed, so you'd think they would try to prevent that.
You also break lots of things.
The latest version of MongoDB did not work in Fedora last time I tried because of this SELinux bullshit.
>hurr mongodb sucks
It was my job you basement dwellers, and that's besides the point. A permission thing shouldn't be so complex to the point of confusing even the distro's own packagers.
Reminder: RHEL-based distros have antique management utilities, horrendous package managers, and generally outdated repos. In addition to lack of support or serious security issues with modern technologies (OpenStack, LXC).
Also reminder that Debian-based distros get far more installs in enterprise.
Here's an example on how to let a user sudo.
usermod -a -G sudo user
manually visudo it
Don't even get me started on RHEL networking.
Sincerely, a Debian administrator working at a Fortune 500
I manage webservers and there are always skiddies trying to root shit. SELinux means that even if somehow they managed to exploit something it would limit the damage considerably since they couldn't really escalate beyond that process.
It "breaks" things because MongoDB developers suck. The defaults work fine for normal end users, and it's not terribly difficult for sysadmins to understand either. Go watch
Ubuntu Server is Debian with good management and automation tools (Juju and such). If you use RHEL, you're deprecated. Ubuntu is the most popular distro on public clouds. Ubuntu gets more new installs than RHEL in enterprise.
From a base Fedora install I just run this and then check the boxes I want. It covers most of what you'll want changed out of the box, besides a few small things.
RHEL is a server's distro and the one with the longest lifetime and great update schedule. You can't expect a server's distro to upgrade as a desktop one.
And it has been ages since Fedora was shitty, especially 21 is gearing towards being a great and stable release.
Why not just open another terminal? I would rather just switch terminals then have to type ctrl +b everytime seriously wtf. Emacs-like keybindings are the worst. Ctrl is the worst modifier.
>RHEL-based distros have antique management utilities
Red Hat actually deprecated ifconfig unlike other distros that still keep it around while they say not to use it for the past decade.
>horrendous package managers
Yum is better than apt, by far. If you think otherwise you're a crazy person. Plus, they're writing a new package manager
>and generally outdated repos
CentOS is old and stable. Fedora is very, very modern. Rawhide is the most bleeding edge distro there is besides compiling shit yourself (Go install Gentoo if you want that).
>manually visudo it
Usermod works in CentOS.
>Yum is better than apt, by far. If you think otherwise you're a crazy person.
AHAHAHAHHAHA 10/10 YOU GOT ME GOOD
Daily reminder that your PPA or similar equivalent almost always leads to broken packages, while Debian and Ubuntu do it fine
What the hell are you talking about? Usermod has nothing to do with sudo besides allowing you to add a user to a group. You control the permissions of that group with visudo, not usermod.
>Usermod has nothing to do with sudo besides allowing you to add a user to a group.
Members of group sudo in Debian-based distros (including Ubuntu) get sudo access. Do your research before making bullshit claims.
I am aware of that. But that's just because Ubuntu/Debian include a group called sudo in sudoers by default. RHEL does the same thing and you can even add a user to the group during install.
Are you a fucking tard? Ubuntu is free while RedHat requires people to spend a shit load of money. Of course there would be a lot more Ubuntu users. But who do you think the US government and real businesses use?
What the fuck are you talking about? This is in RHEL sudoers files by default
root ALL=(ALL) ALL
So just do usermod -aG root user and they'll have sudo privileges. Same shit as Ubuntu/Debian except the group is called root instead of sudo.