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Network access control with Cisco's Identity Services Engine

Cisco's Identity Services Engine offers a scalable approach to network access control for a variety of devices.
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Photo by Larisa Birta on Unsplash

Convert Linux shell commands into PowerShell cmdlets

Convert Linux shell commands into PowerShell cmdlets and modules and run them in a PowerShell environment.
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Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

Spotlight on the Kubernetes package manager, Helm

A Helm chart is a template of several parts that defines, deploys, and upgrades Kubernetes apps and can be considered the standard package manager in the Kubernetes world.
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Photo by Jonathan Sanchez on Unsplash

Package applications in Docker containers

Kaboxer packages applications that are otherwise missing from distribution package sources.
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Photo by Bryan Garces on Unsplash

Filter DNS queries with Blocky

The Domain Name System is repeatedly the target of or is leveraged for attacks on corporate infrastructures; however, it also lets you protect corporate networks against attacks and malware. The Blocky DNS server sets up quickly to secure DNS queries and DNS filtering for corporate networks.
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Load testing with Locust

The Locust load test tool assesses the resiliency of your infrastructure to help you determine whether it can withstand a flood of requests.
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Photo by Claudia Soraya on Unsplash

Remote maintenance and automation with RPort

Firewalls and network address translation often stand in the way of access to remote systems, but the free RPort software works around these obstacles and supports remote maintenance through a tunnel locally, in the cloud, and from your home office.
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Lead Image © Lucy Baldwin, 123RF.com

Comparing startup times of Linux distros in the cloud

A cloud speed test pits Linux distributions against one another.
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Photo by Ilya lix on Unsplash

Configuring X Window input and output devices

Two command-line tools, xandr and xinput, let you optimize your X Window display from the terminal.
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Photo by Lucas Gallone on Unsplash

Three full-text desktop search engines

Desktop search engines such as Tracker, DocFetcher, and Recoll help track down files by their content, even in massive datasets.