Open Source SysAdmin Resources

Automation Automation build. Apache Ant – Automation build tool, similar to make, written in Java. Apache Maven – Build automation tool mainly for Java. Bazel – Google’s build system. GNU Make – The most popular automation build tool for many purposes. Gradle – Another build automation system.   Backups Backup software. Amanda – Client-server model […]

The Beginner’s Guide to iptables, the Linux Firewall

What is a Firewall ? A firewall is a system that provides network security by filtering incoming and outgoing network traffic based on a set of user-defined rules. In general, the purpose of a firewall is to reduce or eliminate the occurrence of unwanted network communications while allowing all legitimate communication to flow freely. In […]

How to install Docker in Ubuntu

To get started with Docker on Ubuntu, make sure you meet the prerequisites, then install Docker. Prerequisites OS requirements To install Docker, you need the 64-bit version of one of these Ubuntu versions: Yakkety 16.10 Xenial 16.04 (LTS) Trusty 14.04 (LTS) Recommended extra packages for Trusty 14.04 Unless you have a strong reason not to, […]