Charly's Column The Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: Cancerbero

Jun 01, 2006

When ports on a host start opening and closing like window shutters in a gale, it’s time for admins to pay attention.

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Orca Monitoring Linux performance with Orca

Apr 01, 2006

Monitor and troubleshoot Linux system performance with the free and powerful Orca.

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Command Line: File Viewers Viewing files with cat, more, less, head, and tail

Mar 01, 2006

Practical tools such as cat, less, and head are convenient for viewing text.

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Charly's Column The Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: Sarg

Dec 01, 2005

A busy proxy server is something that no self-respecting admin should leave to its own devices. The Squid logfile analyzer, dubbed Sarg by its author, helps you keep your Squid servers on track.

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Charly's Column The Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: Smokeping

May 01, 2005

If you do not receive a response to a ping, or if the response is seriously delayed, you might like to take this as a warning. But who wants to ping all day? You need a ping-based monitoring utility like Smokeping.

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Charly's Column Bootchart The Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: Bootchart

Mar 01, 2005

What could be more boring than watching a computer run through an error-free boot routine? Why watch for messages that may never appear? Every second you save adds to your valuable leisure time. Bootchart helps you find those valuable leisure moments.

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Firewall Logfile Analyzers Analysis Tools for Firewall Logfiles

Jan 01, 2005

Netfilter firewalls create highly detailed logfiles that nobody really wants to inspectmanually. Logfile analysis tools like IPtables Log Analyzer,Wallfire Wflogs,and FWlogwatch help administrators keep track of developments and filter for importantmessages.

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Firewalls Intro Firewalls for the everyday

Jan 01, 2005

Firewalls are becoming evermore sophisticated. Luckily, the tools for managing firewalls are becoming simpler and more accessible for ordinary users

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