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We’re looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks.
As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.
A Free Tool
Learn and Test DMARC is a console that allows you to see the communication between email servers. It's a great way to understand what SPF, DKIM and DMARC are actually doing behind the scenes. Simply send an email to the provided address to begin testing your DMARC setup. freddieleeman suggests it's "worth a bookmark to test your own DMARC policy."
TechDirectArchive features a wealth of tips, how-to guides and product reviews on system and network administration, DevOps and cloud computing on Windows, Linux and macOS. You'll find lots of clearly explained articles on various Microsoft products, automation and other topics that can help make a sysadmin's life easier.
Another Free Tool
Metasploit Framework is a widely used, modular penetration testing platform that can help you stay a step ahead of attackers. Allows you to write, test and execute exploit code using a suite of tools that enable you to test security vulnerabilities, enumerate networks, execute attacks and evade detection. Our thanks for the suggestion go to mclellac.
Yet Another Free Tool
Goss is a YAML-based tool for validating server configuration that allows the user to generate tests from within the current system state. Once written, tests can be executed, awaited or served as a health endpoint. old_noakes explains, "We wanted to use a 'different tool' to verify the outcomes of our Ansible run… we use [Goss] on all of our servers to validate they are working as expected. Think of it as a sanity check after changes.… By building this into all of our processes it gives us a great deal of confidence that changes we do on the instance have not impacted the critical services that the instance provides. Tool is: small, simple, useful, powerful. Love it."
The Homelab Show features respected tech experts Tom Lawrence and Jay LaCroix, digging into an assortment of fascinating homelab projects. The perspective of exploration ranges from an introduction all the way through to a detailed how-to, and each discussion is conducted with both the novice and the experienced listener in mind. AltruisticMix tells us, "The Homelab Show is great."
P.S. Bonus Free Tools
Clipy is a simple clipboard manager app designed for macOS that provides quick access to reuse a long list of your copy/paste item history. Our appreciation for the suggestion goes to chrishunterdev.
NetSpot is professional tool for wireless site surveys, Wi-Fi analysis and troubleshooting on Mac OS X and Windows. Collects data from all the surrounding networks and displays the signal level, channel info, transmit rate, vendor, security type, band and more. Thanks for recommending this one go to UniqueArugula.
Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.