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IPRoute2: arp, route, and ifconfig in a Single Tool

Traditional administration command-line tools such as ifconfig, route, and arp are almost as old as TCP/IP itself. We provide an overview of how the IPRoute2 toolkit now unifies the management of kernel network components.

Secure Alternative to FTP

Although FTP still does loyal service despite its age, if you need to send sensitive data, you should consider managed file transfer.

Speed up Your Name Server with a MySQL Back End

PowerDNS is a secure, scalable, and reliable DNS server solution licensed under the GPL. We show you how to create a primary server with a MySQL back end managed by a Poweradmin web GUI.

Red Hat’s Cloud Tools

Red Hat massively expanded its cloud portfolio during 2012. This overview can help you evaluate Red Hat’s products in the context of VMware and others.

Mail Helpers: Improve Your Email Experience with These Handy IMAP Extensions

A set of protocol extensions keeps the legacy IMAP 4 protocol usable, which also helps mobile clients. We present a healthful mix of useful extensions.

PowerDNS: The Other Open Source Name Server

PowerDNS is an amazing, feature-rich, and versatile DNS server option.

Stopping SQL Injection

SQL injection can strike at any moment. GreenSQL is an effective remedy that sits between the database and application and filters out suspicious queries.

Optimizing SQL with Execution Plans

Understanding database execution plans is the key to assessing effectively the optimum potential of an SQL query or estimating your future resource requirements.

Fedora 18 for Admins

Fedora is a trend-setting distribution that sets the pace for future developments of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Administrators, regardless of whether they use Fedora, are well advised to look at the newest innovations of the Fedora distribution.

Windows Server 2012 Tricks

Users of Windows Server 2012 will benefit from numerous innovations, especially in the areas of virtualization, high availability, and storage. In this article, we show you some tricks that make handling the new system much easier.