Linux for Windows Admins: Samba Shuffle

Interoperability between *nix and Windows is always a problem for Windows Admins, but it doesn’t have to be. With a small effort, the two can comfortably share and share alike.

Server Virtualization with VirtualBox

VirtualBox is a popular virtualization choice on the desktop. In this article, we show how you can also run VirtualBox on a Linux server – with all the comforts of a graphical user interface.

Checking Compliance with OpenSCAP

Testing the system landscape for compliance requirements is not typically an administrator’s favorite task. The fairly new open source framework called OpenSCAP helps take some of the pain out of this chore.

Netcat – The Admin’s Best Friend

With the seemingly unlimited number of Linux packages available today in repositories, sometimes it’s easy to get lost and miss out on the really high quality packages – those that offer the most impressive functionality.

Neglected IPv6 Features

IPv6 is establishing itself in everyday IT life, and all modern operating systems from Windows, through Mac OS X, to Linux have it on board; but if you let IPv6 introduce itself into your environment, you could be in for some unpleasant surprises.

Linux Essentials for Windows Admins – Part 2

There’s no such thing as a homogeneous server environment. Windows administrators must learn basic Linux commands and navigation to support a contemporary network fully.

Protect Your Servers with Nmap

If you've ever had to test the security of your servers, you've almost certainly come across the ever-flexible Nmap (Network Mapper) – used by sys admins to help protect their servers and diagnose problems.

MobaXterm: Unix for Windows

MobaXterm, a portable X server for Windows, bundles built-in Unix/Posix tools into a single portable EXE file, letting you use a Linux command line and tools on the Windows desktop.

Linux Essentials for Windows Admins – Part 1

Windows Admins have to know something about Linux, so expand your current skills to include it in your administrative toolbox.

Lua for Apache

Lua is a small, lean, and fast scripting language – ideal for working with web servers. Version 2.4 of the Apache web server is the first to offer a matching module that has a few quirks – and pitfalls, if you dig more deeply.

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