Luke A. Kanies is an independent consultant and researcher specializing in Unix automation and configuration management. He provides consulting and training through Reductive.
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Publish Date: May. 13, 2004
Automation is the most important skill an administrator can develop. Cfengine is great at automation and even supports distributed automation. Luke A. Kanies demonstrates how to distribute Cfengine rules to multiple machines.
Publish Date: Apr. 15, 2004
Automation is the most important skill an administrator can develop. Learning tools that make automation easier usually pay off greatly. Luke A. Kanies claims that Cfengine may be the most important tool in your toolbox and introduces its use and design.
Automating Network Administration, Part One
Publish Date: Dec. 20, 2001
Any task that is carried out by a system administrator more than once is a candidate for being automated. Luke A. Kanies explains how important automation and planning are to a sysadmin.
Getting Started with LDAP
Publish Date: Nov. 8, 2001
Luke A. Kanies shows you how to set up a basic LDAP directory to store
Unix user accounts, along with a script to pull those accounts to a Unix system.
Proper Filesystem Layout
Publish Date: Oct. 11, 2001
How you partition your filesystem in Unix can be a very important decision, ultimately affecting the performance of your server. Luke A. Kanies gives some practical advice on where and when to separate your filesystems.
An Introduction to LDAP
Publish Date: Aug. 16, 2001
Luke A. Kanies introduces LDAP and explains why it is an important tool for network administrators.
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