December 24, 2013 12:17 a.m.
Ever run into a situation where a server has multiple nics that need failover if one fails or load balancing without switch or router level redundency? Or you have one nic with multiple ports distributed between two switches and the same needs? Linux network interface bonding can be your saviour!
November 3, 2013 1:03 a.m.
Ok, every smart sysadmin should monitor their network. This way the clients and staff do not have to inform you if something is down before you know yourself. Common sense, right? Hopefully so! I make sure that when things go down I am in the know. If I'm not, then I am not doing my job effectively. Just to state... I always know!
November 1, 2013 11:25 p.m.
Starting with a new company back in 2001 threw me into a slight Windows and heavy Linux environment. We had an Exchange server for internal email and a client still running NT4. Although, production servers were linux. And I use that term loosely since most of them were on Cobalt servers. Back then, Cobalt did not mean linux/redhat truly, but a form of a redhat based OS was there. The directory structure of where things lived were not necessarily in the standard places. Although, it was still linux and fairly easy to adapt.
October 31, 2013 8:30 p.m.
Back in late 2001, I started my first real officially titled sysadmin job for a company. Although, I'd been doing performing the duties with other employers and personally for years. The people that worked at this new company were all about my age, which meant they grew up playing old school console and cga/vga graphic computer video games as I did. Little did I know at the time that this new place of employment was about to expose me to a gaming world I'd never truly experienced before.
February 11, 2012 12:13 a.m.
Do you spend so much time in Vi/Vim that you wish all or most programs had the same functionality and hot keys? Would you also like the ability to rarely or ever take your hands off the keyboard to navigate your web browser? Well, then Pentadactyl is the goods for Firefox.