Hello Infrastructure Team,
I am Suresh, 33 years old from Hyderabad, a city in the southern part of
I am a telecommunications engineer with over 12 years of experience in
the field of converged / unified communications. I am currently employed
with Avaya (a spinoff of AT&T / Bell labs / Lucent).
My daily work revolves around troubleshooting complex problems escalated
by in-house Level 3 engineers. A lot of my time is spent in the lab
reproducing 'customer reported' problems and studying communication
protocols like ISDN, H.323, SIP etc .
A majority of our applications are based on RHEL (2.6.18-128) and so I
am good at Linux system administration. I do not write code, but
someday, I think I will get to it. I am currently preparing for my RHCE
exam and I am also trying to learn some serious scripting so I can use
that knowledge in my workplace.
What can I offer to this group? - I am willing to start with anything
that the group believes I can do.
As for the meetings, I think I'll just watch for a while and start
contributing when I am ready.
I am excited at the prospect of working with this group and I look
forward to hearing from you all.
My name is Fortunato Fuscà and I'm from Turin, Italy. I'm familiar with Fedora and *nix system.
I would like to contribute with this team. I don't have much experience with writing code and
system administration, but it is something that I'm willing to learn.
I'm studying computer engineering and i'm very concerned with system administration.
I'm look at:http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/GettingStarted
andI would like to participate and contribute with your team.
I would like to have detailed information on how to participate and when you meet on #fedora-admin.
Since this is my first post, I'll start with a quick introduction. I'm a
core developer in the JBoss Community. I've been working for Red Hat for 3+
years. Down to business.
I proposed an idea on the Fedora GSoC 2012 page to research using Gitlab as
a front end to fedorahosted.org. Gitlab is like an open source clone of
Github, supporting code workflow features such as pull requests, code
review and repository status updates.
I'm looking for someone who would be interested in mentoring this project,
as well clarifying to goals if necessary.
My hope is that this will help curb the rush of projects moving to github,
which is great, but also proprietary infrastructure :(
I was thinking about two possible approaches here:
1. Work in a staging server, putting the Fedora packaging stuff aside for
the moment and just get an idea of how it will interface with
fedorahosted.org and the FAS accounts...basically, a proof of concept.
Obviously, the users who have access to the deployed system would need to
be limited to avoid the proof of concept becoming prematurely adopted.
2. The other avenue is to just assume we want this and move along the lines
of packaging Gitlab and its dependencies so that it can be easily installed
on a Fedora machine. Then, infrastructure could take it from there and
handle setting it up after that project is done.
I extended an olive branch to the Gitlab team to gauge their interest:
I think this could result in a really positive change for Fedora and
attract a lot of developers to the community (if Github is any indication
of how massively popular a front end like this can be for community growth).
Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat | Author of Seam in Action
Registered Linux User #231597
Hello dear Fedora Community,
my name is Marcel. I am a 26 years old, born in southern Africa and
currently living in Germany.
A large part of my private and professional life is dedicated to Linux
and opensource/GNU-GPL software.
I'd like to contribute to the Fedora Project in some capacity. I don't
know in which capacity I can (or may) be of most use.
This is why I would like to describe my IT activity.
I learnt my trade as a Systems Integrator at a vocational college in
Germany. I now work as a technical contractor for a german IT service
My active technical topics are primarily Linux and networking, but for
the sake of completeness, I'll include...
...virtualization. Primarily with VMWare, but also with RHEV.
...Microsoft products. I'm not a fan of Microsoft, and probably never
will be. But as an IT professional it's almost impossible to avoid
contact with Microsoft solutions. As a result I'm able to set up
Active Directories as well as Exchange and Sharepoint servers.
...networking and network security. This includes the configuration of
routers, firewalls and switches as well as network design. I implement
the occaisional VPN gateway.
I'm certified as CCNA and CCNA Security.
...network and system monitoring. I design and implement monitoring
solutions for customers ranging from small branch offices up to
nationwide organisations (several thousand employees and thousands of
devices being monitored). I almost exclusively employee Nagios for
...Linux! My first and greatest love is Linux. I am a Redhat Certified
Systems Administrator and Redhat Certified Engineer. I've done quite a
bit with Linux, including router, firewall, file server, print server,
proxy (with virus scanning, URL filter, etc), web server, mail filter
(virus/spam/etc), virtualization, etc etc.
At work I use RHEL or CentOS for servers, at home I use Fedora for my
Due to my work, I've also had the "pleasure" of working with Ubuntu,
SuSE and a bit of HP-UX.
I would be happy to receive suggestions on how I can contribute most
sensibly based on my skill set.
Thank you for your time. I hope we can work together in furthering
Fedora and Linux in general.
I've complained often about my consternation with how we have puppet
used/deployed. In working on a few things this week I started thinking
a bit more about what it is we're doing with our config mgmt and what
should change. I've also been sending in some patches to another
project that is, ultimately, about instance deployment/command and
What I'm not interested in is talking about tools or projects, here.
I'm curious about what it is we require from config mgmt and what it is
we want from config mgmt.
Things I require/want:
- file replacement on change and notification of those changes
- pkg installation/removal
- service enable/disable/start/stop
- service/process state control
- variable replacement in files and/or in commands. (maybe this means
templating, maybe it doesn't)
- some sort of conditionalizing (if rhel5 do X) so you do not have 20
different copies of the same thing just for fun
- file replacement that includes cascading through a series of files
based on variables: [ filename.$fqdn, filename.$hostname,
filename.$datacenter, $filename.$group, $filename ]
From my perspective what we USE in fedora infrastructure is more or
- config-mgmt as a way to configure a system and get it to its
- config-mgmt as a systems-maintenance tool - both to keep things
running which occasionally fall over and to make sure that no one
inadvertently changes a running system and doesn't commit it to be a
persistent change between system reinstalls.
We run things like:
- we have a new, basic system, please make it into a $blah_type system
- be that a webserver, builder, db server, whatever.
So I'd like to hear what other people think about what we use and how
we use it.
Something kevin said in the meeting today made sense to me. Perhaps we
should take our server configuration and (independent of any particular
config mgmt system) try to describe the set of steps necessary to go
from a new instance running el6 @core to a functional server of a
specific type.. I suspect if we wrote it all out in a note for any
system we'll find that tracking back the set of changes in our puppet
configs will be... challenging.
The infrastructure team will be having it's weekly meeting tomorrow
2012-03-08 at 20:00 UTC in #fedora-meeting on the freenode network.
Suggested topics (suggested by whom):
#topic New folks introductions and Apprentice tasks.
If any new folks want to give a quick one line bio or any apprentices
would like to ask general questions, they can do so here.
#topic two factor auth status
#topic Staging re-work status
#topic Applications status / discussion
Check in on status of our applications: pkgdb, fas, bodhi, koji,
community, voting, tagger, packager, dpsearch, etc.
If there's new releases, bugs we need to work around or things to note.
#topic Upcoming Tasks/Items
#info 2012-03-07 to 2012-03-14 - Pycon
#info 2012-03-10 - drop inactive fi-apprentices
#info 2012-03-20 to 2012-04-03 - F17 Beta Freeze
#info 2012-03-27 - drop inactive maintainers from packages.
#info 2012-04-01 - nag fi-apprentices.
#info 2012-04-03 - F17Beta release day
#info 2011-04-03 - gitweb-cache removal day.
#info 2012-04-10 - drop inactive fi-apprentices
#info 2012-04-24 to 2012-05-08 - F17 Final Freeze.
#info 2012-05-01 - nag fi-apprentices.
#info 2012-05-08 - F17 release
#topic Ssh keypair changes still needed.
#topic Tickets from Ages past
In this topic we will dredge up old tickets, discuss them and decide if
we should do them, retarget them, close them or break them into smaller
#topic Meeting tagged tickets:
#topic Open Floor
Submit your agenda items, as tickets in the trac instance and send a
note replying to this thread.
More info here:
Hey Infratructure Team,
My name is Samuel Patterson and I'm the new guy on the block. I'm 21
years old and live in the United States, Im not good with
introductions, so i'll make it short. I've been using fedora since the
fedora core years and, I decided to start contributing to my fellow
man in the open-source community; specifically in fedora. What I want
to do is learn how to patch and code. I know it's a mouthful, but I
just recently started to learn about both c/c++ and would like to see
how I can code software as well as patch things up. I'm in the market
for a mentor so anyone is welcome.
Hello Infratructure Team,
My name is Giuseppe Longo and I'm 21 years old and live in Italy.
I would like to give my contribute in this community.
I want to do is learn how configure HA services, securing servers and
services, and to patch and code.
See u soon
PS: sorry for my bad english :-)
My name's Siam Sae-Lee and I'm from San Francisco, California. I'm familiar
with Fedora, but have not fully used it until now. In fact, I'm typing this
email on the latest version at this moment. Anyway, I would like to
contribute anyway I can to this team. I don't have much experience with
writing code and system administration, but it is something that I'm
willing to learn. I do however have some knowledge of networks and
topologies, particularly the OSI Model and TCP/IP as well as another
machine (particularly a virtual machine) to test any Fedora builds on.
I look forward to hearing more from you folks.