Fabric Python Library Stitching together a crazy sys admin world with PythonJun 21, 2012
The Fabric Python library makes it extremely easy to create repeatable scripts of commands over SSH to any number of servers.more »
Workspace: DAM with Glom Building a simple digital asset management solution with GlomMay 29, 2012
Desktop databases are perfect for keeping tabs on miscellaneous data – from links and text snippets, to tasks and invoices – but building databases from scratch can be a daunting proposition, unless you use Glom for the job.more »
Security Lessons: Admin Automation Deploying with confidenceApr 24, 2012
Combining Puppet, Foreman, Pulp, Candlepin, and Katello lets you deploy software and servers automatically and securely.more »
System Diagnosis Tools Tune in to your system with these popular diagnostic toolsApr 24, 2012
To check on the health of a Linux system, administrators can turn to vmstat, iostat, netstat, and ifstat. Or, you can just use the versatile dstat, which combines the features of several tools in a single package.more »
Monitoring Logfiles Monitoring logs with Logcheck and LogsurferApr 24, 2012
Logfiles contain records of what happens on a Linux system and the services it runs. Tools like Logcheck and Logsurfer filter out the most important events for the administrator, and they can even trigger an appropriate reaction automatically.more »
Glogg Searching in large logfiles with GloggApr 24, 2012
Programmers and Linux administrators appreciate the benefits of event logs. The Glogg tool is the perfect choice for searching even large logfiles.more »
Pacemaker Automated monitoring with Pacemaker resource agentsApr 24, 2012
When a cluster node fails, the Pacemaker high-availability tool launches the services on another node. A lesser known feature is Pacemaker’s ability to put failed services back on their feet in the cluster manager.more »
Software Distribution Tools Comparing the M23 and Spacewalk software distribution systemsApr 24, 2012
Keeping all the Linux clients in an enterprise environment up to date can be a major logistical challenge. Many harassed administrators appreciate a good software distribution system, especially if it is a free tool that doesn’t stress the IT budget.more »
Version 16 of the popular Linux desktop reveals new tools, edge-snapping, and performance improvements.
Symantec says Linux-Darlioz burrows in through PHP.
Dell renews its quest for the ultimate developer machine.
Innovative back door looks like normal SSH traffic.
One of CeBITs most successful forums opens the new year with a new name. The popular Open Source Forum continues in 2014 under the name Special Conference: Open Source. This year, the forum will be bigger and offer a wider range of possibilities for sponsors.
New release offers better graphics drivers and expands filesystem support.
New mail protocol will shut out the NSA and prevent snooping on metadata.
A new web application helps users visualize distributed denial-of-service attacks.
Ubuntu 13.10 takes a step toward convergence, with lots of mobility, but Mir only partly here.
Galileo board is targeted to embedded developers and educational institutions.