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Learning SaltStack - Second Edition by Colton Myers

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Configuring Salt

Now that we have the master and the minion installed on our machine, we must do a couple of pieces of configuration in order to allow them to talk to each other. From here on out, we're back to using a single Ubuntu 14.04 machine with both master and minion installed on the machine.

Firewall configuration

Since minions connect to masters, the only firewall configuration that must be done is on the master. By default, ports 4505 and 4506 must be able to accept incoming connections on the master. The default install of Ubuntu 14.04, used for these examples, actually requires no out-of-the-box firewall configuration to be able to run Salt; the ports required are already open. However, many distributions of Linux come with much more ...

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