Consolidating Logs with Logstash Collect and Analyze System Data from a Single InterfaceJun 18, 2013
When something goes wrong on a system, the logfile is the first place to look for troubleshooting clues. Logstash, a log server with built-in analysis tools, consolidates logs from many servers and even makes the data searchable.more »
Perl: Tmux Configuration A Perl script controls Tmux configurationMay 31, 2013
Instead of manually rearranging windows in a development environment time and time again, the Tmux terminal multiplexer can restore them from a configuration script.more »
Charly's Column: Snoopy The sys admin's daily grind: SnoopyMay 31, 2013
Sometimes sys admin Charly needs to know when exactly he did something ingenious on one of his servers. Finding an infallible memory aid is difficult, you might think. "Peanuts!" says Charly.more »
Traffic Watch Analyzing Network Traffic with iftopMay 01, 2013
Sluggish network connections can be nerve-wracking. Checking live statistics about network traffic can help pinpoint the problem. Iftop is a command-line system monitoring tool that can help you identify bandwidth hogs and keep traffic moving.more »
Coping with the UEFI Boot Process New SheriffApr 07, 2013
The UEFI boot specification offers new capabilities – and new headaches if you aren’t ready for it. Learn how one Linux user came to a truce with the new sheriff.more »
Charly's Column: ifdata The sys admin’s daily grind – ifdata InfoJan 23, 2013
Script-friendly ifdata from the Moreutils package delivers absolutely precise network interface status information, with no need to extract individual values.more »
Timeline Tools Four timeline tools testedJan 23, 2013
Back in 1962, the threat of a third world war loomed for 13 days, but what happened during the Cuban missile crisis and when? What was the timing of events for the first moon landing? Four timeline tools present complex topics of world history and current affairs in clear context.more »
ngrep: Network Grep Network grepJan 23, 2013
Ngrep is a pattern-matching tool that sorts the wheat from the chaff and doubles as a lightweight packet sniffer.more »
The bug was introduced back in 2009 and has been lurking around all this time.
The new release deprecates the sshd_config UsePrivilegeSeparation option.
Lives on as a community project
Five new systems join Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition that come with Ubuntu pre-installed.
The Skype Linux client now has almost the same capabilities that it enjoys on other platforms.
At CeBIT 2017, OpenStack Day will offer a wide range of lectures and discussions.
A major setback for the Linux desktop.
Improved support for GPU in virtualization.
News site for the openSUSE community falls victim to a Wordpress exploit.
The source code is available online.