How do you audit your Linux environment? How do you track after changes to your files? What kind of processes are running on your system at any given moment? What uses the most resources? Valid questions, all. Special contributor Dedoimedo gives us the straight scoop on "audit."Read more »
The tool chain of a sys admin should always be comprised of effective tools. Today we are introducing the package sysstat.
Sysstat is a collection of command line tools dedicated to providing the system administrator with a quick overview of the performance of the system. They work as front-ends to the Kernel...
But what if, as a system administrator, you add a new user and want to give them similar sudo rights? How do you go about doing this?Read more »
The quotas mini-course is designed to help you implement quotas for users and groups. Quotas are a way to guarantee resources for your users. The guarantee of resources to your users is fundamental to good system administration. When users run out of space there is always trouble and you can be sure as administrator that trouble will be pointed at you.Read more »
Linux System administration is no walk in the park. Making things a little easier is “Webmin”. While you would still need some knowledge about a Linux system and what you want to achieve, Webmin provides an easier interface.Read more »
When I taught Linux system administrators, I would go through a series of rules, and rule #1 was always: Whenever you’re editing config files, and a tool exists to make the change, use the tool instead of editing the config by hand. The logic is easy to follow. We as humans are capable of error. Unfortunately, error happens all too often.Read more »