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A REST interface for FreeIPA

Access to the FreeIPA identity management framework is usually handled via a graphical web interface or a command-line tool, but the framework can also be queried directly via the JSON-RPC API.
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Administering virtual machines with PowerShell Direct

Managing virtual machines with PowerShell used to require some complex configuration steps, but with version 5, PowerShell can now access a Hyper-V VM directly, which means you don't need to configure a virtual network connection.
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Lead Image © Bruce Rolff, 123RF.com

IoT for IT

The Internet of Everything, a fully networked and analyzed society, seeks to enhance the quality of life of all people and drive new technologies, products, services, and markets. But where are developments headed, and what are the driving factors, fields of application, and challenges?
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What's new in SQL Server 2016

The focus in SQL Server 2016 is on mobility, cloud usage, and speed, with improvements to in-memory processing and security.
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Protect yourself from infected MS Office files

Attacks on Microsoft Office files are increasing. A multilayered approach is your best protection against this malware.
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Affordable hardware switch for SDN

Most OpenFlow-ready hardware switches are prohibitively expensive if you just want to set up a small-scale test lab. Northbound Networks has stepped in with a Kickstarter campaign, filling the gap with the Zodiac FX switch.
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Swagger and OpenAPI Specification for documents

A REST API is especially useful for a developer if the API provider extensively documents the methods used. The Swagger tools not only semiautomatically generate an API reference, but a matching client SDK for many programming languages, as well.
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The practical benefits of network namespaces

With network namespaces, you can create very sophisticated and resource-saving setups using the tools inside a running Linux system – without the use of containers.
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Visualizing data captured by nmon

When speed, ease of use, and time to answer are paramount in performance monitoring and assessment of nmon logfiles, onTune nmon Analyzer Plus for Windows can help.
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Lead Image © Amy Walters, 123RF.com

DDoS protection in the cloud

OpenFlow and other software-defined networking controllers can discover and combat DDoS attacks, even from within your own network.