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Linux File Linking Explained: Hard vs. Soft Links

http://techthrob.com

In Linux, there are two types of file links: hardlinks and softlinks. This article shows the difference between hard and soft links, how they work, and explains when you should pick a softlink over a hardlink.

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Created by nemilar 4 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 11 weeks ago
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How To Monitor Network Traffic: Two Indispensable Commands

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This how-to will teach you two commands, iftop and nethogs, that you can use to monitor network traffic on a Linux machine. You can use iftop to view traffic by individual connection, port, network segment, or remote host, which gives you a detailed accounting of all packets coming in and out of your machine.

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Created by nemilar 4 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 20 weeks ago
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Malta's directive to boost uptake of open source

http://www.osor.eu

Malta's public administration wants its institutions to increase their use of open source software. In a directive published early last week, the government says it also wants to share more of its own applications by publishing them using the European Union's open source licence.

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Created by stargrave 4 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 27 weeks ago
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How I sped up my server by a factor of 6 (with one linux command)

http://mailinator.blogspot.com

It occurred to me that I was running 3 CPU-bound processes on the same machine and that the processes might be stepping on each other's toes. It's possible that if the server is running on core 4 one second and the producer is running there the next, the level 1 cache of that core could be ruined for the server the next time it ambles over there.

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Created by innerphaze 4 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 28 weeks ago
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[Howto] Introduction to Puppet

http://blog.credativ.com

The administration of a large number of servers can be quite tiresome without a central configuration management. This article gives a first introduction into the configuration management Puppet.

Introduction

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Created by liquidat 4 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 41 weeks ago
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Secure remote firewall administration via SSH

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

Most firewall systems contain a Web-based component that allows you to configure the firewall. This holds true for most entry-level firewall systems (Linksys, D-Link, etc.) and also open source firewall systems such as pfSense. These systems tend to provide ways to access the Web interface remotely via the Internet; however, this should not be considered secure at all.

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Created by Ubuntu87 5 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 19 weeks ago
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3 More Things Every Good Linux Adminstrator Knows

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Since my "5 Things Every Good Linux Administrator Knows" post the other day, I've received some indirect feedback from friends and readers alike, that admittedly, leaves a little egg on my face.

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Created by bridget 6 years 4 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 4 weeks ago
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Linux and Unix Admin Humor - The Web Site Is Down!

http://linuxshellaccount.blogspot.com

Great video, and actual website, of another BOFH :)

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Created by eggixyz 6 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 17 weeks ago
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Lazy Linux: 10 essential tricks for admins

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Learn these 10 tricks and you'll be the most powerful Linux® systems administrator in the universe...well, maybe not the universe, but you will need these tips to play in the big leagues. Learn about SSH tunnels, VNC, password recovery, console spying, and more. Examples accompany each trick, so you can duplicate them on your own systems.

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Created by serdar 6 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 20 weeks ago
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Installation Security Baselines For Linux and Unix - 1b

http://linuxshellaccount.blogspot.com

Part two of a five part post series on setting up Linux and Unix servers securely.

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Created by eggixyz 6 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 25 weeks ago
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UID and GID: the basics of Linux user admin

http://www.itwire.com

It is important to understand how Linux user accounts work. There are GUI tools for this within GNOME and KDE but here we lift the lid on the bonnet to show what really makes a user exist, and what these commands are doing to your filesystem.

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Created by dave 7 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 13 weeks ago
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