ADMIN #05 - Digital Issue

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Issue #5: Pen Testing

In this issue, we examine some powerful pen testing tools and look at I/O workload simulation.

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ADMIN #05 - Digital Issue

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Reconnaissance Tools – Better to know what the intruders know. We'll show you some powerful tools pen testers use to gather information. 

Fio – Optimize your systems with this helpful workload simulation and benchmarking tool. 

Tools: Save time and simplify your workday with these useful tools for real-world systems administration.

Windows Performance Toolkit – Tune up your systems with Windows Performance Toolkit and System State Analyzer.

Bacula – This free enterprise backup tool scales all the way to the data center.

mlmmj – This alternative mailing list manager offers some benefits over more popular open source alternatives.

Physical Security – Some of the best intrusion tools are outside of the computer.

DHCPv6 – We test some recent client systems for DHCPv6 autoconfiguration support.

Wireshark – Troubleshoot network problems with this popular protocol analyzer.

OpenVPN with Etoken – If a simple VPN isn’t enough, try a VPN with an e-token.

Phpass – Protect your web apps with this free password hasher.

Sieve – This handy tool helps you filter email on the server side.

News: Find out about the latest ploys and toys in the world of information technology.

Admin News – Dell goes chillerless, HP goes haywire, and Oracle finds its inner Sun. 

Nuts and Bolts: Timely tutorials on fundamental techniques for system administrators.

Marionette Collective – Manage your HPC job chains with this advanced framework.

Web and Mail Servers with IPv6 – We’ll help you get your servers ready for the new IPv6 Internet.

OpenNMS – Watch your systems and patrol your network with this all-purpose monitoring tool. 

Scripting – We’ll show you how to automate interactive processes with Except.

Admin Story: OpenShift – Run your apps in the cloud with Red Hat’s new OpenShift PaaS service. 

Virtualization: Virtual environments are becoming faster, more secure, and easier to set up and use. Check out these tools.

Cloud Forensics – Learn why current ideas about forensic analysis might not work in the cloud.

Interoperability: Make sure the components of your mixed operating system environment “play nice” together.

Exchange Workshop – Microsoft’s Exchange Server is a common sight on heterogeneous networks. We’ll help you get started and give you some tips for troubleshooting common problems.

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