Presumably the only thing that gives me authority on podcasting is that I have been running my own podcast for almost three years. The Sysadministrivia Podcast often includes not-safe-for-work language—in fact, it conjures images of raucous, uncouth men battling mid-life crises and sitting around a dimly lit poker table, smoking cigars and playing Texas Hold 'Em. We don't play cards, though—we talk about systems administration. read more
Oracle has revealed plans to shift Java Enterprise Edition to an open-source foundation as it promises delivery of version 8 is "approaching". Java EE is already open source, with support led by Oracle, but in recent years there have been concerns that the firm was funnelling engineers onto other projects.
Docker's new Docker Enterprise Edition is a Container-as-a-Service DevOps program for Windows, Linux, and mainframe applications.
Videostrong's new SBC runs Android 7.1 or Ubuntu on the RK3399 with 2GB RAM plus GbE, WiFi, BT, HDMI 2.0, DP 1.2, MIPI-CSI, USB 3.0, and mini-PCIe. Shenzhen-based Android set-top box maker Videostrong has released a “VS-RD-RK3399” development kit built around the Rockchip RK3399. The OEM focused board sells for $250 individually.......
There are so many Linux distributions available—so many, in fact, that it can become a bit of a challenge to find the one right for you. After you’ve looked at them enough, it seems the variations tend to blur together, such that one flavor of Linux is only a slight shift away from another.
Many communication platforms promise to link people together by video, voice, and data. But almost none of them promise or respect user privacy and freedom to a useful extent. Ring is a universal communication system for any platform. But it... Continue Reading →
In this tutorial, we will install Webmin on CentOS 7.2. We will also learn to administrator Apache web server, firewalld and Webmin configuration. Webmin is free and open source web based system administration tool for Unix systems. It provides a rich and powerful web based user interface to administrator the server along with all the popular applications like Apache, BIND, Squid Proxy etc.
COBOL is the Rodney Dangerfield of programming languages—it doesn't get any respect. It is routinely denigrated for its verbosity and dismissed as archaic. Yet COBOL is far from a dead language. It processes an estimated 85% of all business transactions, and 5 billion lines of new COBOL code are written every year. read more
Today my colleague almost lost everything that he did over four days of work. Because of an incorrect git command, he dropped the changes he'd saved on stash. After this sad episode, we looked for a way to try to recover his work... and we did it! First a warning: When you are implementing a big feature, split it in small pieces and commit it regularly. It's not a good idea to work for a long time without committing your changes. read more
In a new report, Incapsula warns about a new type of ferocious DDoS attack that uses "pulse waves" to hit multiple targets. Pulse wave DDoS is a new attack tactic designed by skilled bad actors "to double the botnet's output and exploit soft spots in 'appliance first cloud second' hybrid mitigation solutions."
CoreOS's Kubernetes distro, Tectonic 1.7, delivers on hybrid cloud by extending container DevOps capabilities across open-source and Azure clouds and data centers.
The Orange Pi Zero Plus is a quad -A53 version of the Zero that advances to Gigabit Ethernet. You also get WiFi, USB host and OTG, and Linux/Android images. Shenzhen Xunlong is clearly trying to mess with our minds.
Last week, you may recall, we looked at calculating network addresses with ipcalc. Now, dear friends, it is my pleasure to introduce you to ipv6calc, the excellent IPv6 address manipulator and query tool by Dr. Peter Bieringer. ipv6calc is a little thing; on Ubuntu /usr/bin/ipv6calc is about 2MB, yet it packs in a ton of functionality.
Sensu is a free and open source tool for composing the monitoring system you need. In this tutorial, we will go through step by step installation of Redis, RabbitMQ and Sensu on Ubuntu 16.04.
Arbor unveiled an Ubuntu-ready “EmETXe-i90U0” Type 6 Compact module with 7th Gen U-series Core CPUs, triple displays, and -40 to 85°C support. Last month, Arbor Technology announced a 125 x 95mm COM Express Type 6 Basic module called the EmETXe-i90M0 that features Intel 7th Generation “Kaby Lake” EQ processors. Now, Arbor has followed up with […]
In any collaborative environment, it's important to have good tools for communication. read more
p> In my last article, I had some fun looking at the children's game of rock, paper, scissors, writing a simple simulator and finding out that some strategies are better than others. Yes, I used "strategy" and "rock, paper, scissors" in the same sentence!
A few weeks ago, Fedora 26 was released. Every release of Fedora brings new updates and new applications into the official software repositories. Whether you were already a Fedora user and upgraded or you are a first-time user, you might... Continue Reading →
Today, software development is built around APIs. Instead of embedding a vendor's product into their application, developers can call an API to consume services from a vendor. The developers don't need to know what's responding to their calls on the backend; they simply need to know what the vendor's API expects from their code and what they can expect to receive back from the API. It is, in many senses, wonderfully non-intimate. read more