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


  • 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.

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