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SoCal Linux Expo Back For 20th Anniversary

by Dennis Rex Now in its 20th year of supporting and promoting the FOSS community, SCaLE 20x – the Southern California Linux Expo – will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center March 9-12, 2023. This 4-day annual event brings together the vibrant Open Source user community, tech industry leaders, developers, users and many...

Monitoring Oracle Servers With Checkmk

by Ferdinand Kunz Databases are essential for many IT processes. Their performance and reliability depends on many factors and it makes sense to use a dedicated tool that helps you to stay on top of things. Monitoring your database with an external tool helps you identify performance issues proactively, but there are many factors...

Fault-Tolerant SFTP scripting - Retry Failed Transfers Automatically

by Charles Fisher Introduction The whole of modern networking is built upon an unreliable medium. Routing equipment has free license to discard, corrupt, reorder, or duplicate data which it forwards. The understanding of the IP layer in TCP/IP is that there are no guarantees of accuracy. No IP network can claim to be 100% reliable....

Installing LibreOffice On Slackware 15

by Terrell Prude' Jr. Slackware has been one of my favorite GNU/Linux distributions for a very long time, especially since Version 8.0 came out, many moons back. The reason is that it embodies the "KISS" method of designing a distribution. "KISS" means, "Keep It Simple, Stupid!", and that's what the Slackware team has done since...

SQLite for Secrecy Management - Tools and Methods

by Charles Fisher Introduction Secrets pervade enterprise systems. Access to critical corporate resources will always require credentials of some type, and this sensitive data is often inadequately protected. It is rife both for erroneous exposure and malicious exploitation. Best practices are few, and often fail. SQLite is...

Pwndrop on Linode

by David Burgess When I first ran across PwnDrop, I was intrigued at what the developers had in mind with it. For instance, if you're a white-hat hacker and are looking to share exploits safely with your client, you might use a service like PwnDrop. If you're a journalist communicating with, well, just about anyone who is trying...

FileRun on Docker

by David Burgess You may want to set up a file server like FileRun for any number of reasons. The main reason, I would think, would be so you can have your own Google Drive alternative that is under your control instead of Google's. FileRun claims to be "Probably the best File Manager in the world with desktop Sync and File Sharing,"...

Static Site Generation with Hugo

by David Burgess Hugo is quickly becoming one of the best ways to create a website. Hugo is a free and open source static website generator that allows you to build beautiful static websites with ease. Static websites are awesome because they take very little system resources to host. Compared to something like Wordpress that replies...

How to Use Sar (System Activity Reporter)

by Jeremy 'Jay' LaCroix Overview In this article, we're going to take a look at the System Activity Reporter, also known as the sar command. This command will help us with seeing a historical view of the performance of our server. You'll see examples of installing it, running it manually, and more. Let's get started! Prerequisites...

How to Use the rsync Command

by Jeremy 'Jay' LaCroix Overview One of my favorite utilities on the Linux command-line, and block storage is one of my favorite features on Linode's platform, so in this article I get to combine both of these together - because what I'm going to be doing is show you how to use rsync to copy data from one server to another, in...

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