Securing Remote Execution

Remote Execution is a very useful feature of Satellite 6. This long anticipated feature made its first appearance in version 6.2. Much has changed since the days of Remote Command in Satellite 5. Most significantly Remote Execution relies on ssh, instead of a client side daemon. This change introduces some new security considerations for hardened environments. Let’s take a closer look.

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Satellite 6 Maintenance Mode

Have you ever found yourself in the position where you have an issue with your Satellite or, maybe you just need to do something to it and you don’t want to be interrupted while doing so? I’m sure all of us have tried to rectify this by sending out emails to nicely ask people not to login or use the environment. How well did that work for you? I know it never worked well for me. Well, I’m happy to say that we now have a better solution, maintenance mode.

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