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.

Firewall configuration

Since Salt 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 firewall configuration out-of-the-box to be able to run Salt; the ports required are already open. However, many distributions of Linux come with much more restrictive default firewall settings. The most common firewall software in use by default is iptables.

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