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sanity (23) Versions 2.0.0

Standardize configuration of various machines (VM, cloud, bare metal, etc.) with a common set of packages and settings

cookbook 'sanity', '= 2.0.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'sanity', '= 2.0.0'
knife supermarket install sanity
knife supermarket download sanity
Quality 83%

Sanity Cookbook

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This cookbook is an opinionated but configurable set of packages and settings to make machines saner.

Here are some highlights of what it does:

  • sets timezone to UTC and enables NTP
  • sets up a basic firewall with iptables to block incoming connections (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • hardens sshd config with public key authentication and strong ciphers
  • sets up a local MTA using Postfix to send emails to sysadmin
  • sets up Monit to alert sysadmin when CPU, memory, disk, etc. is overused
  • sets up unattended_upgrades (Debian only)
  • sets up a reliable DNS resolver
  • installs a few useful packages like tmux, htop, curl, etc.


sanity::default is a curated list of recipes that should fit most setups.

You can include extra recipes as you see fit.



Dependent cookbooks

apt ~> 7.1
iptables-ng ~> 4.0
monit-ng ~> 2.4
openssh ~> 2.7
postfix ~> 5.3
resolver ~> 2.1
vim ~> 2.0
yum-epel ~> 3.2

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

Unreleased (changes)

  • TBD

v2.0.0, 2019-06-19 (changes)

  • First stable release. Enjoy!

v1.0.0 to v1.3.0, 2018-02-17 to 2019-06-19 (changes)

  • Experimental pre-releases. You should avoid to use these versions.

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