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Five Great Applications For Systems Admins
Being a systems administrator is a difficult, often thankless job. You’re one of the people responsible for keeping the entire IT infrastructure of your business up and running. What that means is that whenever something doesn’t work the way it should, all eyes immediately turn in your direction.
You can hardly be blamed for looking to make your life a bit easier. I’d actually recommend that you do so, truth be told. The less time you spend slogging through all the basics of administration, the more time you can devote to improving your server.
To that end, I’ve compiled a list of a few of the best sysadmin apps on the web; tools that any Linux administrator worth their salt should consider using.
Vendetta Online, a space MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) developed and published by Guild Software Inc. that comes with Linux support, has received an update for the Holidays and the devs have made some very interesting improvements.
The phrase 'terminal multiplexer' sounds a bit of a mouthful and a large dollop of jargon. Multiplexing is a method of combining multiple data streams into one stream over a shared medium. This gives us a hint of the function of a terminal multiplexer. It is computer software that can be used to multiplex several video consoles. In English? Well, it allows you to make use of multiple separate terminal sessions inside a single terminal. So one terminal session can act like many sessions.
For those out of the loop, sdparm allows for setting and getting SCSI device parameters. The ddpt utility is yet another spin-off of dd but with extra features regarding storage control. Both ddpt and sdparm work on not only Linux but also BSDs, Solaris, and even Windows.