Quick Review of Cockpit, The Web Based Linux Server Manager

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  1. Oh there is an 2FA authentication method. I use PAM authentication with DUO Security. When you enter your username and password you must do the 2FA step after login. I like Duo Security because it is free and easy to setup.

  2. anyone know if you can add servers to the big list on the left so you dont have to go through 2 extra clicks every time you want to change servers?

    Like right now it is:
    | [Server] |
    | [Dashboard] |

    I'd like to be able to do:
    | [Dashboard] |
    | [Server01] |

    | [Server02] |

    | [Server03] |

    it seems like a pretty obvious thing, and seems like that area is designed with it in mind. But fuck if i can't figure out how to actually do it lol

  3. Hey, I see you mentioned ovirt.

    Ovirt is not supported on Debian, your most likely thinking about libvirt, in order to create VMs you need to have libvirtd running and enabled.

  4. Thanks for this video! After seeing the interface on your NVR video, I was wondering what you were using. I've already started installing this on my linux servers.

  5. Hey guys, two questions here:
    1. I see you mentioned webmin as a comparison, and it is famous for it's vulnerabilities on port 10000. Do you know anything about cockpit's security issues?

    2. Not actually a question, but a small statement. That tool may be really cool for those not familiar with Linux CLI, but as you said in the video, when you change network configurations it's kind of messed up. Will it overwrite NetworkManager's rules, will it write to the interface conf files?… i think that as a tool for study, but i also think that it's not a real good tool if you're a linux admin with some experience.

    What do you guys think?

  6. Do you still need to install cockpit-bridge in order to connect multiple servers to one dashboard or is that part of the cockpit package? I installed this on Fedora a while ago and that threw me for a loop.

  7. what we use (not ms office) .. is cockpit-kubernetes to give a topolgy of what is going on with a certain cluster. just install on master.

    cheers from Slovenia

  8. Thanks for the videos. I watch almost everyone even if I probably won't use it.

    About 4 months ago I started using Ubuntu Landscape free for my home network. With 10 physical computers and 50 container free licenses, so not connected to Conical and works well for me. I have 6 computers and 6 containers registered to landscape with more containers for testing. Works great for my situation. I finally gave in to central management and glad I did. Linux sure has changed since I started using it in the late 90's.

    Thanks again for the great videos.

  9. Thanks for these videos. I'm a home user who needs a pfsense router and a server to allow my family to use Google (or at least I tell my wife). The videos are most appreciated.

  10. Thank you for this short review! I had not heard about this one before. I really like the look of it – modern and clean. I really hope it will support Debian and Ubuntu better in the future!

    Any chance you can do a video on how you operate your streaming/screen recording software during a video to get those zoom in and moves?

  11. Quick question, how the hell do you manage passwords via chrome sync ? I really love to use linux as a desktop besides my server instances and stuff, but gnome keyring is so slow and autofill with about 2k passwords is painful. Please do a video on that. I'd love to hear your opiniom on this topic.

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