How to Install Apache Directory Studio and Connect to an OpenLDAP Server | Linux.com


If you happen to administer one or more OpenLDAP servers, you know that they can be a challenge to work with. Working with LDAP itself can be a bit tricky; to that end, many opt to go the phpLDAPadmin route (which is an amazing tool for individual servers). However, when you’re managing numerous LDAP servers, you don’t want to have to log in and out of various instances of that tool. If that’s the case, what do you […] Continue Reading…

An Introduction to Vim for Sysadmins | Linux.com


Why, you ask, should anyone care about Vim? It’s complex, it’s so old it’s a fossil, and you like Kate/Leafpad/Geany/Gedit/Nano/Jed/Lime/Emacs/what-have-you, and the Linux world is cram-full of great text editors, so why bother with Vim?
The main reason it is included in nearly all Linux distributions. Sure, it is rather a desert island scenario to worry about being trapped on an unfamiliar system and you only have Vim to rescue yourself. It does happen. You will especially appreciate it […] Continue Reading…

Linux Kernel 4.10 Comes with New Security Features » Linux Magazine

Linus Torvalds has released Linux kernel 4.10, code-named Anniversary Edition, which brings many new features, including support for new hardware. One of the most significant improvements is support for virtual GPU. “This release adds support for Intel GVT-g for KVM (a.k.a. KVMGT), a full GPU virtualization solution with mediated pass-through, starting from 4th generation Intel Core (Haswell) processors with Intel Graphics,” according to Kernelnewbies, “The capability of running native graphics driver inside a VM, […] Continue Reading…

Munich Plans to Ditch Linux and Go Back to Windows » Linux Magazine

The city of Munich is working on a plan to ditch LiMux, a customized Linux distribution, and go back to Microsoft products, including Windows.The city of Munich has been using LiMux and other vendor-neutral technologies for more than a decade now. The move posed a serious challenge to Microsoft’s dominance in the market. The success of LiMux would have encouraged other cities and regional governments to move away from Microsoft’s proprietary technologies in favor […] Continue Reading…

How To Shrink Your Data Storage Footprint

I remember a few years ago parsing through all the files on a NAS box. I was amazed at all the duplicate files, but a bit more investigation revealed that we had a mix of near duplicates in with the genuine replicas. All had the same name, so it was hard to tell the valid files from the trash. I asked around and the responses I got were mostly along the lines of, “Why are we keeping that? […] Continue Reading…