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posted by martyb on Thursday June 17 2021, @11:19AM   Printer-friendly

Last night (actually, very early this morning) mechanicjay generated and installed new Let's Encrypt certs for our servers.

I made a quick check and everything seems to be in place. The old certs were due to expire right about now, so if you do have any issues, please pop onto IRC (preferred) or reply here and let us know!

Thanks mechanicjay!

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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by janrinok on Thursday June 17 2021, @01:28PM

    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Thursday June 17 2021, @01:28PM (#1146461) Journal

    Explanation copied from IRC. SoyCow5342 is the AC who asked the question above.

    <requerdanos> a partial answer is that certbot is essentially intended to simplify the process of installing certificates for websites, whereas soylent uses them for other servers as well (mail, irc)
    <janrinok> SoyCow5342, there have been problems in the past where the automatic update did not do the update correctly and left us having to try to recover using the linode software alone.  However, we now think that that problem might have been solved so we are running the automatic scripts 'manually' to check that everything behaves.
    <requerdanos> another piece is that if something were to go wrong mid-cert-update, an automatic process might take more troubleshooting (=more downtime) than a manual one where you know where you were
    <janrinok> as it is, all the essential boxes have updated correctly but, as requerdanos has pointed out, some of the others still need some work.
    <janrinok> That is why MartyB was asking for any information if you see things are not behaving as you would expect them to.

    I am not interested in knowing who people are or where they live. My interest starts and stops at our servers.
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