Fruity, a PHP-based HTTP configuration front-end, helps Nagios taste better.
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Linux's Ext4 is almost ready. Take this new filesystem out for a test drive and see what its new feature sets offer.
All work and no play is dull, so let's have some summer fun with apt, cowsay and more.
Need to run some Linux benchmarks? The Phoronix Test Suite eliminates the need to search out benchmarking utilities. The comprehensive and easy-to-use test suite is designed to be both customizable and extensible.
Sun's VirtualBox is a a solid, open source performer that is starting to turn lots of heads. Here's how to get it up and running.
Still using ifconfig and route commands? Today's network environments require functionality beyond their capabilities. Consider using the ip command, which is part of the iproute2 suite of TCP/IP networking utilities, and is trying to muscle in.
VMware has been around forever; Xen benefited from a lot of hype. Don't limit yourself to these. Consider VirtualBox, a solid, open source performer from Sun that is starting to turn lots of heads.
Want to test drive OpenSolaris but don't want to deal with the convoluted installation? OpenSolaris liveCD from the OpenSolaris team streamlines the process and brings a raft of add-ons from the GNU/Linux world.
Visitors to your Web site don't care about exotic database backends or fancy scripting tricks. They just don't want to die of old age waiting for your pages to load. Turbocharge your Web servers (and eliminate this issue) with Squid.
This excellent little Python script can monitor changes throughout the network and report back on all manner of events. And you probably already have it -- Specto is included in most Linux distributions, including Fedora and Debian.
Need universal server administration? Forget Webmin. Web Console is a fast, light-weight AJAX-based interface that facilitates execution of desired commands.
Gibraltar Security Gateway offers solid-as-a-rock security at several price points. The code for the open source solution is available as a free download and as a free-for-personal-use edition for up to five network devices.
Escort SIP traffic through NAT with open source Siproxd.
Looking to save on networking costs? XORP-based Vyatta makes it possible to replace expensive gear with commodity hardware at a fraction of the cost.
Need strong file encryption for underprivileged users? Cryptmount puts a friendly face on the technology.
Planning a move away from Exchange can be almost as painful and expensive as staying with it. With PostPath, it's possible to avoid both pain points.
It's easy to install a LAMP stack and throw up a dynamic Web site over a weekend -- the real toil comes in securing it. Here are four steps to help avert complacency and get you on the correct path.
The venerable Grsecurity is one option for closing Linux security holes.
lm-sensors make it easy to monitor computer temperatures, no matter how little you paid for your hardware.
Turbo-charge your intrusion detection with psad, the port scan attack detector.
SWatch Reader Favorite! Network hogs gobbling too much bandwidth? Consider throttling them with the squid caching proxy.
SCSI drives may be the toughest and most reliable, but oftentimes SATA drives are equally good. From price point to form factor and feature options, they offer a plethora of advantages.
Coming soon to a Mac near you -- the power of ZFS for Mac OS X Leopard is now in beta.
With GRUB2, the venerable GRand Unified Bootloader for Linux and Unix has finally entered the new millennium.