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Manage Exoscale DNS with Ansible

Introduction In the following post, I will show you how to use Ansible to configure your DNS records on Exoscale, a Swiss Public Cloud provider. Exoscale offers a DNS service with an affordable pricing with features like geo replication, anycast support and an API. The Ansible modules we are going to use later and I created, exo_dns_domain and exo_dns_record are included in Ansible since version 2.2.0 (see the offical docs).

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Assign IPs to geographical location

Assign IPs to geographical Location is quite interessting: if you know where visitors come from. you can redirect them to the web shop of their country, you can keep some countries away of your SSH daemon or showing special offers or events of this country. Of course this is not bullet proof. If your visitors using proxies located in a different country, anonymizer like TOR or accessing the internet by VPN so GeoIP won’t work as expected.

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SignServer: Application framework in Java performing cryptographic operations

The SignServer [1] is an application framework performing cryptographic operations for other applications. It’s intended to be used in environments where keys are supposed to be protected in hardware but there isn’t possible to connect such hardware to existing enterprise applications or where the operations are considered extra sensitive so the hardware have to protected more carefully. Another usage is to provide a simplified method to provide signatures in different application managed from one location in the company.

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