Packet Blast: Top Tech Blogs, March 24

We collect the top expert content in the infrastructure community and fire it along the priority queue.

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Manjaro: User-Friendly Arch Linux for Everyone |

Arch Linux has never been known as a user-friendly Linux distribution. In fact, the whole premise of Arch requires the end user make a certain amount of effort in understanding how the system works. Arch even goes so far as to use a package manager (aptly named, Pacman) designed specifically for the platform. That means all that apt-get and dnf knowledge you have doesn’t necessarily roll over.
Don’t get me wrong; Arch Linux is a fantastic distribution. However (and […] Continue Reading…

Vim Shortcuts and Text Searches |

In our previous Vim how-to, An Introduction to Vim for Sysadmins, we learned enough about using Vim to bang around in short text files and get something done. Now we’re moving on to some of Vim’s excellent power tools: abbreviations (autotext), mapping hotkeys, and text searches.
Vim’s abbreviations are glorious custom autotext. You can use these for anything: copyright notices, signatures, page headers, code snippets, anything your heart desires. Create a new abbreviation in command mode, like this example […] Continue Reading…

How to Deploy Node.js Applications with pm2 and Nginx on Ubuntu |

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OpenSSH 7.5 Released » Linux Magazine

The OpenSSH project has announced the release of version 7.5 that comes with added security features.“This release deprecates the sshd_config UsePrivilegeSeparation option, thereby making privilege separation mandatory. Privilege separation has been on by default for almost 15 years and sandboxing has been on by default for almost the last five,” according to the release notes.Additionally, portable OpenSSH has removed support for building against OpenSSL versions before 1.0.1, because OpenSSL stopped supporting those versions more […] Continue Reading…