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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.


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>>


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>>


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>>


Server Technology’s HDOT Alt-Phase Switched POPS PDU

Author: James Gray | Files under syndicated

Server Technology says that although the engineering challenge was
significant—adding per outlet power measurement into its popular
High-Density Outlet Technology (HDOT) power distribution unit (PDU)
family—product quality and manufacturability were not sacrificed. more>>


Understanding Firewalld in Multi-Zone Configurations

Author: Nathan Vance | Files under syndicated

Stories of compromised servers and data theft fill today’s news. It
isn’t difficult for someone who has read an informative blog post to
access a system via a misconfigured service, take advantage of a recently
exposed vulnerability or gain control using a stolen password. more>>


Transferring Conserver Logs to Elasticsearch

Author: Fabien Wernli | Files under syndicated

If your organization manages Linux, AIX, HP-UX or Solaris servers
in-house, chances are your system administrators at least
occasionally need low-level access to those devices. Typically,
administrators use some kind of serial console—for example, traditional
serial port, Serial-over-LAN or Intelligent Platform Management Interface
(IPMI). more>>


What’s in the Box? Interrogate Your Linux Machine’s Hardware

Author: Federico Kereki | Files under syndicated

I recently had a problem trying to install the NVIDIA driver for
my machine. It seemed the latest driver had stopped supporting my graphics
card, and after updating my kernel, I was out of a driver. The question,
obviously, was “which card did I have?” But, I didn’t
remember. more>>



Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

My friend and fellow Linux Journalian Kris Occhipinti recently posted a
reminder on Facebook for everyone to back up regularly in 2016. Although
it’s something we already should be doing, if you’re not a regular
backer-upper, you should start today! more>>


Server Hardening

Author: Greg Bledsoe | Files under syndicated

Server hardening. The very words conjure up images of tempering soft
steel into an unbreakable blade, or taking soft clay and firing it in
a kiln, producing a hardened vessel that will last many years. Indeed,
server hardening is very much like that. more>>