making an xml of facts on the system

I'm not sure of the utility of this, but maybe it'll be useful to someone else. I was requested to output all the facts from a system in xml, not wanting to type much I made the following script...

#!/usr/bin/env ruby

require 'facter'
require 'rubygems'
require 'activesupport'

facts = {}

for fact in Facter.list.sort

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Using iptables to proxy a port on a remote machine on a different network


machine A ( provides resource A on port 8888
machine B ( needs to access resource A

without modifying machine B (not allowed), create machine C and have any traffic to machine C on port 8888 forwarded to machine A. Then tell machine B that machine C is machine A and nobody is the wiser. None of the examples I found online had this working properly.

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rsync between hosts using commands embedded into authorized_keys (ssh-keys)

I routinely used to transfer data between systems using rsync. Since I wanted the communication to be secure I used ssh-keys, I noticed that my trick for using a command in the key isn't terribly well documented, so here is how I do it...

Goal: Keep /opt/before on machine B in sync with /opt/after on machine A.

On machine A, create an ssh key for this

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sudo -iu not working as expected

I was trying to allow a user to sudo to another account and run a specific command. I'm not a fan of getting them to run through su since it doesn't make much sense to involve a third tool in the equation. I could get it working with the following:

theiruser ALL=(runasuser) NOPASSWD:/usr/local/bin/

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semodule - global requirements not met

Trying to fix an issue with snmp, I started by building an snmp module using audit2allow. It kept failing to load, and the error message is a little cryptic...

[root@host thomas]# semodule -i snmp.pp
libsepol.print_missing_requirements: snmp's global requirements were not met: type/attribute snmpd_t (No such file or directory).

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