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 »
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Frank Karlitschek will continue to lead the open source ownCloud project
“Xenial Xerus” comes with a new packages format and several improvements for the enterprise.
Linux users can now download and install the Windows code editor
New initiative will address security and interoperability concerns around container technology.
Developers can use RHEL as a development platform without a subscription fee.
Windows users will soon have native access to the Bash shell.
Improvements to SMTP will provide better guarantee of confidentiality
Graphics vendor embraces new reality in Linux graphics