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AlmaLinux

AlmaLinux is a stable Linux distribution derived from the sources of the popular RedHat Enterprise Linux.
AlmaLinux is used for our FreeIPA servers because the Debian family doesn't offer the server packages (yet...)

Notable Features

  • It supports FreeIPA Server.

Notable CSL Modifications

Trivia

  • AlmaLinux comes with a firewall set up by default, which is nice for security reasons given how critical our Alma machines are.
  • The AlmaLinux servers have automatic updates set up. They patch themselves at 3AM on weekends. We never have to do anything ourselves.
  • AlmaLinux is one of three operating systems used by lab computers; the others are Ubuntu (basically everything else) and Arch (on asm).
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