Tag Archives: sysadmins

Use atop for Linux server performance analysis, here’s why.

Why use atop? We’re all familiar with top, a real-time system monitor. Some prefer htop and recently I mentioned iotop but for disk read/write monitoring. Today, I wanted to highlight another popular tool for Linux server performance analysis… atop. Atop is a ASCII full-screen performance monitor which can log and report the activity of all server processes. One feature I […]

The Linux Foundation’s New Training Bundle to Increase Career Mobility for SysAdmins

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2016 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced the availability of its new course, LFS211 Advanced Linux System Administration and Networking. The course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as a senior Linux sysadmin, as well as to pass the […]

Review: GrooveHQ’s ‘Free Forever’ Plan, not free forever

Update Aug 20th 2016: You can read similar experiences by other users in the comments section below. List of free forever and paid help desk software worth a try: Freshdesk*, Desk, Help Scout*, HappyFox, Jitbit, Kayako, Deskero*, Enchant, Zendesk, SupportBee, Mojo Help Desk*, Zoho*, Helprace*, Reamaze, Keeping, Bornevia, Firehose Help Desk, Brimir*. *Truly Free Forever plan offered. If you are looking for a Help Desk solution, GrooveHQ works. But so does HelpScout and the others listed […]

OpenSSL Security Updates – Severity: High

A new set of security updates for OpenSSL were just released this morning to address various security vulnerabilities, some of which are considered to be “high” severity. Please update as soon as possible. To update keep an eye open for Linux distro updates via package managers such as yum, apt-get, etc. Control panel updates for cPanel and others will be released over […]

TrueAbility Linux Showdown 8

Want to flex your scripting skills? Also want a chance to win awesome prizes?  If so, you should compete in Linux Showdown 8: “The Assembler” that TrueAbility is hosting! TrueAbility was built with tech professionals in mind and has a vast community of Linux members. Everything from Linux challenges and self-assessments, to blog posts and […]

The Sony Hack: An Inside Job. Here’s why…

From day one, as details leaked about stolen system administrator passwords, many of us knew that the Sony Hack had to have been an inside job. The simple reason is that system administrators setup notifications for both denied login attempts and more importantly, alerts for successful logins. These hackers reportedly stole a “System’s Administator’s password” which […]

Poodlebleed vulnerability SSL version 3.0

Google Online Security blog released details of a SSLv3 vulnerability called POODLE attack. Here you’ll find links to all the important info, all in one place! Official website: poodlebleed.com (Test your website against Poodlebleed) Security advisory (PDF download) | Google Blog | Firefox Blog | OpenSSL update | Red Hat | Nice article Fedora Blog | Discussion on […]