VoltaLinux is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Slackware and includes pkgsrc package system from NetBSD. Recently this project released 2.0 version of their distro where any system administrator can enjoy the clean design of Slackware and power of *BSD with the availability of more than… Read More »Slackware + NetBSD = VoltaLinux
I came across invaluable article on how to make Linux system that runs OpenSSH server to be even more secure. It’s written by 17-year-old (!!!) Peter Upfold from FOSSwire and covers the following simple steps: Disable SSH protocol 1 Enable key-based logins Don’t enable password-based… Read More »Secure Linux/Unix system that runs OpenSSH
Nmap is well known open source tool for security auditing and many other related network exploring activities. Here is it’s developers’ description taken from their site: Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services… Read More »Latest nmap 4.50 is out. Must upgrade!
vi is a free software screen-oriented text editor written by Bill Joy in 1976 for an early BSD release.Vim, which stands for Vi IMproved, is an open source, multiplatform text editor extended from vi. It was first released by Bram Moolenaar in 1991. Since then,… Read More »Graphical vi/vim functional keys sheet
PageRank 10 page google.com, turned 9 years old at 27th of September 2007, according to the special logo put up for the occasion yesterday. wikipedia.org: Google was co-founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were students at Stanford University and the company was… Read More »Google is 9 years old now
ipcad is IP accounting daemon with Cisco-like ip accounting export. It runs in background, listens traffic on the specified interfaces, and records the traffic for later retrieval and analysis. Here is a piece of shell code that allows to export ipcad output into sqlite3 database… Read More »Dump ipcad output into sqlite3
ab is a tool for benchmarking your Apache HTTP server. It is designed to give an impression of how Apache installation performs. This especially shows how many requests per second certain Apache installation is capable to serve. Manual of ab is rather extensive, so here… Read More »Apache web server benchmark tool ab
IBM: Systems Administration Toolkit: Testing system validity The typical UNIX® administrator has a key range of utilities, tricks, and systems he or she uses regularly to aid in the process of administration. There are key utilities, command-line chains, and scripts that are used to simplify… Read More »Testing system validity
As part of Sun Microsystems’ first CommunityOne, Ian Murdock, Sun’s chief operating system platform strategist and a self-described “Linux guy”, hosted a noteworthy session that explored a curious question: How can we make Solaris a better Linux than Linux? Murdock has a storied history in… Read More »What is a Linux guy doing at Sun?