Ansible for FreeBSD - use cases?

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Sat Oct 5 14:40:29 UTC 2019

> On Oct 5, 2019, at 9:35 AM, Victor Sudakov <vas at> wrote:
> Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>>> On Oct 5, 2019, at 9:15 AM, Victor Sudakov <vas at> wrote:
>>> Dear Colleagues,
>>> Is anyone using ansible on FreeBSD for anything useful in production? 
>              ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 
>> I believe, everybody does use FreeBSD in production. I for one fled
>> servers 6 years ago if not earlier from Linux to FreeBSD. These are:
>> mail (with spam/virus filtering and individual user spam settings
>> through web interface), mail lists, web, and variety web based goodies
>> like Wikis, Room (resource) booking system, databases, backups, you
>> name it. And we use FreeBSD jails a lot.
> And you maintain all the above with ansible? Impressive. Please share more.
Oh, rats. No, you are right. Scratch everything I wrote, that is my favorite mistake: to not read carefully the whole message.

I was surprized the question I misred came from you, as, as I know, you are much higher expert in FreeBSD than I am (as a matter of fact I am not an expert, whereas you are). That should have told me I didn’t read what you said, but…


> -- 
> Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
> 2:5005/49 at fidonet

Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247

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