Friday, February 22, 2013

Oracle Solaris 10 Kerberized SSH Configuration

If you manage Oracle Solaris 10 machines, you might want to configure your servers to accept Kerberos principals via SSH. The SSH that comes with Solaris 10 does not understand the same configurations as the OpenSSH one does. And Solaris has a little quirk that Linux and BSD don't.

If you don't already have a Kerberos infrastrucutre in place, then the first thing to do is to set one up. Read my other article HOWTO : Kerberos KDC with OpenLDAP 2.4 Back-End and SASL GSSAPI Authentication on CentOS 6.2 to learn how to create a Kerberos realm.

MySQL Backup and Recovery

If your site manages it's data with MySQL, then you obviously need to make sure the data is safe. In this blog post, I will show how to create a daily backup automatically. I will also show a continuous data protection plan for MySQL databases. This blog post uses the previous backup server configured in my Secure Backup & Recovery with rsnapshot, rssh and OpenSSH article.