Charly's Column: QPS The sys admin’s daily grind: QPS

Jun 21, 2012

The graphical tool QPS frees admins from Kafkaesque ambiguities about the cause, history, and side effects of running processes. Depending on the view, either clarity or detailed information dominate the scene.

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Unified Event Monitoring with Splunk

May 22, 2012

Secure your enterprise, monitor system performance, and more by harnessing the power of Splunk to search, monitor, report, and analyze events and data from any source.

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Intrusion Detection with fail2ban

May 22, 2012

For its size, fail2ban, a utility that scans logfiles and bans suspicious IP addresses, punches well above its weight.

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Charly's Column: Pktstat The sys admin’s daily grind – Pktstat

Apr 24, 2012

When it comes to daily tasks such as monitoring network traffic, administrators should choose a tool that is sufficiently functional and not too complicated.

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Charly’s Column: PortSentry The sys admin’s daily grind: PortSentry

Feb 02, 2012

To celebrate 10 years of his column, Charly sets up a sensitive detector that measures the cosmic background radiation of the Internet.

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Charly's Column: Smart Meter Monitoring The sys admin’s daily grind: E-Log

Nov 30, 2011

If you've been forced to deliver Linux magazines to pay for your last electric bill, we’ll help you discover why, assuming you have a state-of-the-art electricity meter.

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Security Lessons: Windows Logging Logging and processing logs from Windows 7

Jun 27, 2011

Windows 7 is pretty good at logging, but what do you do with all those log files? We look at some monitoring tools that can help you get the most out your logging data.

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Charly's Column: Nameserver Diagnostics The sys admin’s daily grind: dig

Jun 27, 2011

Many administrators rely on Linux tools whose fate is already sealed, but external forces can help people let go of old habits.

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