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Sysadmin 101: Patch Management

Author: Kyle Rankin | Files under syndicated

A few articles ago, I started a Sysadmin 101 series to pass down some fundamental
knowledge about systems administration that the current generation of junior
sysadmins, DevOps engineers or “full stack” developers might not
learn otherwise.
I had thought that I was done with the series, but then the WannaCry
malware came out and exposed some of the poor patch management practices still more>>


Testing the Waters: How to Perform Internal Phishing Campaigns

Author: Jeramiah Bowling | Files under syndicated

Phishing is one of the most dangerous threats to modern
computing. Phishing attacks have evolved from sloppily written mass email
blasts to targeted attacks designed to fool even the most cautious
users. No defense is bulletproof, and most experts agree education and
common sense are the best tools to combat the problem. more>>


Update Tickets from the Command Line

Author: Kyle Rankin | Files under syndicated

In the April 2017 issue, I wrote about how to use
ticketing systems
as a
sysadmin to organize your tasks better. more>>



Author: James Gray | Files under syndicated

Many proprietary high-availability (HA) software providers require users to pay
extra for system-management capabilities. Bucking this convention and driving down
costs is LINBIT, whose DRBD HA software solution, part of the Linux kernel since
2009, powers thousands of digital enterprises.


Tracking Down Blips

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

In a previous article, I explained the process
for setting up Cacti
, which is a
great program for graphing just about anything.
One of the main things I
graph is my internet usage. And, it’s great information to have, until there
is internet activity you can’t explain. more>>


Sysadmin 101: Leveling Up

Author: Kyle Rankin | Files under syndicated

This is the fourth in a series of articles on systems administrator
fundamentals. These days, DevOps has made even the job title “systems
administrator” seems a bit archaic like the “systems
analyst” title it
replaced. more>>


Sysadmin 101: Ticketing

Author: Kyle Rankin | Files under syndicated

This is the third in a series of articles on system administrator
fundamentals where I focus
on some lessons I’ve learned
through the years that might be obvious to longtime sysadmins, but news
to someone just coming into this position.


Sander van Vugt’s Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) Video Course

Author: James Gray | Files under syndicated

The Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) certification is for administrators
seeking to increase their breadth and depth of knowledge beyond the Linux
Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) level. more>>


Non-Linux FOSS: File Spelunking with WinDirStat

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

With Linux, it’s fairy easy to find the large files on your system by doing
something like this:

du -ahx / | sort -rh | head -20



TeamViewer Linux Host

Author: James Gray | Files under syndicated

At last abandoning WINE and launching native Linux support, TeamViewer announced
the availability of a new preview version of its Linux Host with native Linux
support. more>>