By timothy from Slashdot's hide-'em-in-your-pouch department
First time accepted submitter ozspeed writes "I live in Australia where I've been enjoying the luxury of taking legally purchased music and film and ripping them for my personal enjoyment on my digital media devices; all legal and above board in my country. I'm about to move to the U.S. for a few years and wondered if I would get into trouble if I tried to bring them across the border with me. Any Slashdot been in a similar position, or have a good view of the law on this?"
The U.S. has claimed broad data-snooping rights at the border
(though some common sense may have broken out
, too), but I've never heard of anyone hassled for this reason; have you?Read Replies (0)
By samzenpus from Slashdot's read-all-about-it department
sagecreek writes "If you are in charge of a small network with just a few servers, you may still be doing configuration management primarily by hand. And you may take particular pride in maintaining that 'artisan' role. After all, it's mostly up to you to set up new users and their machines, fix current problems, manage the servers and their software, create databases and their user accounts, and try to keep the network and user configurations as uniform as possible despite running several different brands--and vintages--of hardware and software. However, warns infrastructure consultant John Arundel, '[b]eyond ten or so servers, there simply isn't a choice. You can't manage an infrastructure like this by hand. If you're using a cloud computing architecture, where servers are created and destroyed minute-by-minute in response to changing demand, the artisan approach to server crafting just won't work.' In his new book, Puppet 3 Beginner's Guide, Arundel emphasizes: 'Manual configuration management is tedious and repetitive, it's error-prone, and it doesn't scale well. Puppet is a tool for automating this process.'"
Read below for the rest of sagecreek's review. Puppet 3 Beginner's Guide
author John Arundel
publisher Packt Publishing
rating 8 out of 10
summary Learn how to fully utilize Puppet through simple, practical examplesRead Replies (0)