Gabriel Cánepa is a GNU/Linux sysadmin and web developer from Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina. He works for a worldwide leading consumer product company and takes great pleasure in using FOSS tools to increase productivity in all areas of his daily work.
One of the most interesting (and perhaps one of the most important as well) directories in a Linux system is /var/log. According to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, the activity of most services running in
For those of you in the hosting business, or if you’re hosting your own servers and exposing them to the Internet, securing your systems against attackers must be a high priority. mod_security (open-source intrusion
Malware, or malicious software, is the designation given to any program that aims at disrupting the normal operation of a computing system. Although the most well-known forms of malware are viruses, spyware, and adware,
In any packet-switched network, packets represent units of data that are transmitted between computers. It is the responsibility of network engineers and system administrators alike to monitor and inspect the packets for security and
Back in the mid-1990’s when the Internet was still in its infancy, a Swedish programmer named Daniel Stenberg started a project that eventually grew into what we know as curl today. Initially, he aimed
Virtualization and containers are hot topics in today’s IT industry. In this article we will list the necessary tools to manage and configure both in Linux systems. For many decades, virtualization has helped IT
If you are a Linux system administrator who provides support for developers, chances are you’ve heard of Docker. If not, this software solution will make your life easier beginning today by helping you reduce