blog Salt Changes

I was surprised when reading the changelog for Salt 3007.0 , regarding several deprecated modules to be removed in 3009.0. I also later read some of the policy changes on their blog. Going forward, they are planning on having a much smaller core module, and will be moving a lot of larger modules to external repositories. I started using Salt while I was at Kotagent, and quite liked the way it worked.

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blog GitOps for My DNS

I’ve used Namecheap for many years for hosting my DNS. It’s nothing particularly special but it works well enough for my needs. When managing DNS entries it can sometimes be a little annoying doing everything on their web page. I’d rather be able to script something. After thinking about it for a while, I finally created something. Namecheap’s API is implemented in XML which makes parts of it feel a bit old, but our use case is fairly simple.

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