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Ajenti is an open-source web-based system management control panel for managing remote Linux system administration tasks from the web browser much similar to the Webmin system administration tool. Ajenti is a much powerful and lightweight tool, that provides a fast and responsive web interface for managing small server set-ups and is also best suitable for
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Distrobox is a nifty tool that allows you to create and manage containers on your favorite Linux distribution using either Docker or Podman. The launched container becomes highly integrated with the host system and this allows sharing of the user’s HOME directory along with external storage, USB devices, and graphical applications. Distrobox is based on
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This article was written by Martin Woolley of the Bluetooth SIG. Linux has been around in various forms for about 30 years, and the kernel is the basis of other operating systems such as Android and Chrome OS. Supercomputers use it at one end of the computing spectrum and in embedded devices at the other.
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PowerShell is both a command-line shell and fully-developed scripting language that is built on the .NET framework. Just like Bash, it is designed to carry out and automate system administration tasks. Until recently, PowerShell was strictly a preserve for the Windows environment. That changed in August 2016 when it was made open-source and cross-platform with
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Creating documentation? Make an instant, editable video of your terminal to demo a process with these Linux commands. Read More at Enable Sysadmin Previous articleClassic SysAdmin: How to Check Disk Space on Linux from the Command Line Next articlePlease Join Us In The January 2022 SPDX Community SBOM DocFest
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Whether you’re new to Ansible or looking to level up your automation skills, you’ll find something of value in 2021’s top Ansible articles. Read More at Enable Sysadmin Previous articleMulticulturalism in technology and its limits: AsyncAPI and the long road to open source utopia Next articleClassic SysAdmin: How to Move Files Using Linux Commands or
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SSHGuard is an open-source daemon that shields hosts from brute-force attacks. It accomplishes this through monitoring and aggregation of system logs, detecting attacks, and blocking attackers using one of the Linux firewall backends: iptables, FirewallD, pf, and ipfw. Initially designed to provide an extra layer of protection for the OpenSSH service, SSHGuard also protects a
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Frankly speaking, I cannot recall the last time I used a PC with a CD/DVD drive. This is thanks to the ever-evolving tech industry which has seen optical disks replaced by USB drives and other smaller and compact storage media that offer more storage space such as SD cards. However, that doesn’t mean that CDs
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LXD is described as the next-generation container and virtual machine manager that offers an immersive for Linux systems running inside containers or as virtual machines. It provides images for an inordinate number of Linux distributions with support for a wide selection of storage backends and network types. It also provides the option of installing the
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Lighttpd is an open-source, high-performance, super-fast, flexible, and simple to configure secure web server that provides support for the broad technologies that include PHP, FastCGI, Auth, SSL, URL rewriting, reverse proxy, load balancing, and much more. Lighttpd is extremely efficient, lightweight, and offers optimized speed-critical environments with lower memory and CPU usage than other popular
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GRand Unified Bootloader (GRUB) is a default bootloader in all Unix-like operating systems. As promised in our earlier article “How to reset a forgotten root password“, here we are going to review how to protect GRUB with passwords. As mentioned earlier post, anyone can log in into single-user mode and may change system settings as
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Over the last decade, the open-source community has seen a steady shift to containerization as the preferred way of deploying applications thanks to the numerous benefits it offers such as portability, flexibility, increased security, and easier management of applications. Popular containerization technologies include Docker, Podman, and LXD. Written in Go language, LXD (pronounced as Lekseed)
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In this article, we are going to review the wget utility which retrieves files from World Wide Web (WWW) using widely used protocols like HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and FTPS. Wget is a free command-line utility and network file downloader, which comes with many features that make file downloads easy, including: Download large files or mirror
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Brian Behlendorf As someone who has spent their entire career in open source software (OSS), the Log4Shell scramble (an industry-wide four-alarm-fire to address a serious vulnerability in the Apache Log4j package) is a humbling reminder of just how far we still have to go. OSS is now central to the functioning of modern society, as critical as highway bridges,
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Data replication is the process of copying your data across multiple servers to improve data availability and enhance the reliability and performance of an application. In MySQL replication, data is copied from a database from the master server to other nodes in real-time to ensure consistency of data and also to provide backup and redundancy.
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A wide range of open source topics essential for OSPO related activities occurred in 2021, featured by OS experts coming from matured OSPOs like Bloomberg or RIT and communities behind open source standards like OpenChain or CHAOSS. The TODO Group has been paving the OSPO path over a decade of change and is now composed
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In this article, we are going to review and see how we can schedule and run tasks in the background automatically at regular intervals using the Crontab command. Dealing with a frequent job manually is a daunting task for system administrators and such tasks can be scheduled and run automatically in the background without human
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Computers are connected in a network to exchange information or resources with each other. Two or more computers are connected through network media called a computer network. There is a number of network devices or media are involved to form a computer network. Computer loaded with Linux Operating System can also be a part of
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This is our ongoing series of Linux Commands and Linux Performance Monitoring, in this article, you will learn about Vmstat and Iostat commands, which are available on all major Unix-like (Linux/Unix/FreeBSD/Solaris) Operating Systems. vmstat command (also known as virtual memory statistic tool) shows information about processes, memory, disk, and CPU activity in Linux, whereas the
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By Arpit Joshipura, GM Networking and Edge, The Linux Foundation As we wrap up the second year of living through a global pandemic,  I wanted to take a moment to both look ahead to next year, as well as recognize how the open networking and edge industry has shifted over the past year.  Read below
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Samba is an open-source and most popular widely used program that enables end-users to access Linux shared directory from any Windows machine on the same network. Samba is also named as a network file system and can be installed on Linux/Unix operating systems. Samba itself is a client/server protocol of SMB (Server Message Block) and
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