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Re: simple-cloud-init


On Donnerstag, 6. Dezember 2012, Charles Plessy wrote:
> the list can be quite extensive (like resizing the file system when the
> image is booted on an larger volume, etc.),

right, thats a nice (optional) feature.

> but at the very minimum, I
> think that an image needs a system to make sure that one can log in with a
> keypair where the private part is available to the machine via a
> predetermined URL (that the cloud system makes private to the running
> instance).

where do you want to provide the private keys? (I dont get it, from a general 
perspective...) Can you please explain?

> In Ubuntu's cloud-init package, there is also a small infrastructure to
> update PV-GRUB when installing a new kernel.  That would be also quite
> useful, see http://bugs.debian.org/672104.

I'm not affected by this at all. Grub2 works just fine here.

> The following is in my opinion more the job of the image preparation script
> or
> preseed configuration:
> > b.) create "admin" user with sudo
> > c.) disable root login

I thought cloud-init is such an image preparation script, or at least it 
includes it. Does it?

> Note that it is strongly discouraged to enable password login for the
> default account.

this leaves the problem how to distribute the generated private keys...


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