Thursday, February 04, 2010

Can someone explain this to me? - PART 2

As a follow up to my earlier post, Red Hat believes in the freedom of choice last I heard. So if I choose to buy an open source virtualization product from a pure open source company then why I am being forced to use a proprietary operating system to control it?

Where is the freedom of choice in that?

Can someone explain this to me?

How does a pure open source company like Red Hat do something like this? Buy our virtualization products to reduce costs and by the way you'll need a Windows server if you want management capabilities to control everything. Am I not reading this right? The source for this information is the overall datasheet file found here... http://www.redhat.com/f/pdf/rhev/RHEV_Servers_Datasheet.pdf

System Requirements

Management server:

x86 server running US English language version of Windows Server 2003 R2 with SP2, .Net 3.5 or later, Application Server role installed Windows Server 2008 not supported

Management console:
x86 desktop or server running Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 or later, and Internet Explorer 6-8


Thursday, January 21, 2010

The new version of RHN?



Logged into the Red Hat network tonight and saw this... is this the new improved version?


Thursday, January 07, 2010

Dear lazyweb and SELinux gurus...

UPDATE: The below errors started yesterday after I installed updated packages for selinux-policy and selinux-policy-targeted on RHEL 5.4. I'm pretty confident these updates broke something with Postfix. Anyone else running RHEL see this?

If anyone has ever seen this postfix error before, I could use some help on fixing it:

One of my mailservers running postfix has suddenly stopped sending mail and has been generating the following errors:

Jan 7 12:03:08 postfix/sendmail[3560]: warning: premature end-of-input on /usr/sbin/postdrop -r while reading input attribute name
Jan 7 12:03:08 postfix/sendmail[3560]: fatal: root(0): unable to execute /usr/sbin/postdrop -r: Success
Jan 7 12:10:19 postfix/sendmail[3640]: warning: premature end-of-input on /usr/sbin/postdrop -r while reading input attribute name
Jan 7 12:10:19 postfix/sendmail[3640]: fatal: root(0): unable to execute /usr/sbin/postdrop -r: Success
Jan 7 12:20:04 postfix/sendmail[3675]: warning: premature end-of-input on /usr/sbin/postdrop -r while reading input attribute name
Jan 7 12:20:04 postfix/sendmail[3675]: fatal: root(0): unable to execute /usr/sbin/postdrop -r: Success
Jan 7 13:32:11 postfix/sendmail[3919]: warning: premature end-of-input on /usr/sbin/postdrop -r while reading input attribute name
Jan 7 13:32:11 postfix/sendmail[3919]: fatal: moonpup(500): unable to execute /usr/sbin/postdrop -r: Success

I believe it is an issue between postfix and selinux and think selinux somehow got corrupted. If I put selinux in permissive mode with a setenforce 0 I can send mail with no problem. As soon as I put selinux back into enforcing mode, I can no longer send mail and get the above errors. As an fyi, I installed sendmail and did a quick system-switch-mail to use it and sendmail works fine. I switch back to postfix and it still fails.

Things I have tried to fix this problem, but didn't work.

1) Stopped postfix, uninstalled and reinstalled.

2) Did a complete filesystem relabel with a touch /.autorelabel and reboot.

3) Did a restorecon -F -R on /etc/postfix, /var/spool/postfix and /usr/sbin/post*

Nothing above has worked and have no idea why with selinux disabled postfix works and with it on it fails.

Thanks for any ideas!