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May
15th

Automatic Slack Notifications

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

Slack is an incredible communication tool
for groups of any size (see my
recent piece
on it). At the company I work for during the day,
Slack has become more widely used than email or instant messaging. It
truly has become the hub of company communication. more>>


May
12th

ioSafe Server 5

Author: James Gray | Files under syndicated

Until now, says ioSafe, true zero-recovery-point server solutions have
been available only to the biggest of companies. However, with the arrival of
ioSafe’s Server 5, SMEs have access to “the industry’s first fire
and waterproof server” designed to eliminate data loss and minimize
downtime.
more>>


May
11th

Orchestration with MCollective

Author: Kyle Rankin | Files under syndicated

I originally got into systems administration because I loved learning about computers, and I
figured that was a career that always would offer me something new to learn. Now many years
later that prediction has turned out to be true, and it seems like there are new things to learn
all the time. more>>


May
10th

Android Candy: Landing on the Moon, with your Thumbs

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

I do a lot of system administration with my thumbs. Yes, if I’m
home, I grab a laptop or go to my office and type in a real terminal
window. Usually, when things go wrong though, I’m at my daughters’ volleyball
match or shopping with my wife. Thankfully, most tasks can be done
remotely via SSH. There are lots of SSH clients for Android, but my
favorite is JuiceSSH.
more>>


Apr
11th

Simple Server Hardening, Part II

Author: Kyle Rankin | Files under syndicated

In my last
article
, I talked about the classic, complicated approach to
server hardening you typically will find in many hardening documents and countered it
with some specific, simple hardening steps that are much more effective
and take a only few minutes. more>>


Apr
5th

On-the-Fly Web Server

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

Most of you have a web server installed on your network somewhere. In fact,
most of you probably have several. In a pinch, however, getting to the web directory
can be difficult. more>>


Mar
28th

smbclient Security for Windows Printing and File Transfer

Author: Charles Fisher | Files under syndicated

Microsoft Windows is usually a presence in most computing environments, and UNIX
administrators likely will be forced to use resources in Windows networks from
time to time. Although many are familiar with the Samba server software, the matching
smbclient utility often escapes notice.
more>>


Mar
24th

HOSTING Monitoring Insights

Author: James Gray | Files under syndicated

An important need for today’s CIOs is gaining greater granular visibility
into hybrid cloud and on-premises environments to maximize the business value
of their IT assets. more>>


Feb
22nd

Ensono M.O.

Author: James Gray | Files under syndicated

Application performance in hybrid IT environments typically has been a
function of simple infrastructure provisioning. This limited approach
cannot manage complex resources in real time nor ensure optimal, dynamic
application performance, asserts hybrid IT services provider Ensono. more>>


Feb
14th

Simple Server Hardening

Author: Kyle Rankin | Files under syndicated

These days, it’s more important than ever to tighten up the security on
your servers, yet if you were to look at several official hardening
guides, they read as though they were written for Red Hat from
2005. That’s because they were written for Red Hat in 2005
and updated here and there through the years. more>>