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Ansible – Simple module

In this post, we’ll review Ansible module development. I haven chosen to make a maven module; not very fancy, but it provides a good support for the subject. This module will execute a maven phase for a project (a pom.xml is designated). You can always refer to the Ansible Module Development page. Which language? The […]

Ansible – Example playbook to setup Jenkins slave

As mentioned in my previous post about Ansible, we will now proceed with writing an Ansible playbook. Playbooks are files containing instructions that can be processed by Ansible, they are written in yaml. For this blog post I will show you how to create a playbook that will setup a remote computer as a Jenkins […]

Ansible – next generation configuration management

The popularity of the cloud has taken configuration management to the next level. Tools that help system administrators and developers configure and manage large amounts of servers, like Chef and Puppet, have popped up everywhere. Ansible is the next generation configuration management. Ansible can be used to excute tasks on remote computers via SSH so […]

Building a Captive Portal – controlling access to the internet from your network

Building a Captive Portal – controlling access to the internet from your network

What is a captive portal? Wikipedia says: “The captive portal technique forces an HTTP client on a network to see a special web page (usually for authentication purposes) before using the Internet normally. A captive portal turns a Web browser into an authentication device. This is done by intercepting all packets, regardless of address or […]

Decrease the double click speed for Java Applications on Ubuntu Linux

When running any Java swing application (like intellij idea) on Ubuntu the double click speed is by default set to 200ms. If like me you find this anoying you can decrease the double click speed by taking the following steps In your home directory create a file called .Xresources and add the following line *multiClickTime: […]