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Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 15:26

Enterprise Dish is a podcast for IT pros that features industry experts, the latest trends plus analysis on what is happening in data center and productivity environments. OhkokuKishi likes it "for IT news, as opposed to just consumer tech that's all over the place. Episodes run 20-30 minutes long, so fairly digestible. It generally has a Microsoft focus, but it's still applicable for general IT."

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 15:25

tinc is a VPN daemon that uses tunnelling and encryption to create a secure private network between internet hosts. Appears to the IP-level network code as a normal network device, so you don't need to adapt any existing software. lucb1e recommends it as "a mesh vpn (that's) free to infinite devices."

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 15:23

Securing DevOps guides you on all the essential techniques for securing cloud services. You'll learn mission-critical strategies to protect web applications against attacks, deter fraud attempts and make services safer when operating at scale. Explains how to identify, assess and secure cloud deployments and commonly used automation tools. You'll learn to build security into automated testing, continuous delivery and other core DevOps processes.

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 15:22

Gitea is an open-source solution designed to provide the easiest, most-painless way to set up a self-hosted Git service. In addition to version control, it offers collaborative features like bug tracking and wikis. Supports Linux, macOS and Windows, on architectures like amd64, i386, ARM, PowerPC and others. Our thanks for this one go to networkwise.

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 15:15

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Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 14:53

ExaBGP transforms BGP messages into plain text or JSON, so they can be handled by simple scripts or by BSS/OSS. Helps improve service resilience and protect against network or service failures—for example, providing cost-effective DDOS protection. It can be used to take advantage of the flow balancing capabilities of modern routers and watch for network changes by RIPE or other networks with GIXLG. rfc1918m describes it as, “basically a BGP remote control ;)"

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 14:51

autoSSH automatically restarts misbehaving SSH sessions and tunnels. It starts a copy of SSH and monitors it, restarting whenever it stops passing traffic. The tool was designed an easier, more-reliable alternative to using rstunnel.

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 14:50

The DigitalOcean community offers thousands of free tutorials on the basics of many applications, tools and systems for developers and sysadmins. New content is added regularly.

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 14:49

hotkeys_popup is a powerful popup widget that shows all the current hotkeys and their descriptions. Kindly suggested by ndarwincorn.

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 14:48

Shortcut to create a new Google Drive document: In the address bar of your browser, type "", "" or "" to automatically open a new, untitled document of the type specified.