So Long, and Thanks for All the Bash

By Kyle Rankin

Kyle Rankin

It was the summer of 2007 and I was at Linux World Expo in San Francisco. I had just finished updating the second edition of Knoppix Hacks and in addition to attending the conference I was there to promote it and my other books at the O’Reilly booth. Somehow I got word that Linux Journal was looking for new authors and was holding an event at a nearby bar later that day. more>>

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Sysadmin 101: Patch Management

By Kyle Rankin

A few articles ago, I started a Sysadmin 101 series to pass down some fundamental
knowledge about systems administration that the current generation of junior
sysadmins, DevOps engineers or “full stack” developers might not
learn otherwise.
I had thought that I was done with the series, but then the WannaCry
malware came out and exposed some of the poor patch management practices still more>>

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pfSense: Not Linux, Not Bad

By Shawn Powers

Through the years, I’ve used all sorts of router and firewall solutions at
home and at work. For home networks, I usually recommend something like
DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato on an off-the-shelf router. For business,
my recommendations typically are something like a Ubiquiti router or a
router/firewall solution like Untangled or ClearOS. more>>

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New Hope for Digital Identity

By Doc Searls

Identity is personal. You need to start there.

In the natural world where we live and breathe, personal identity can get
complicated, but it’s not broken. If an Inuit family from Qikiqtaaluk wants to
name their kid Anuun or Issorartuyok, they do, and the world copes. If the same
kid later wants to call himself Steve, he does. Again, the world copes. So does
Steve.
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