Advanced Dnsmasq Tips and Tricks | Linux.com


Many people know and love Dnsmasq and rely on it for their local name services. Today we look at advanced configuration file management, how to test your configurations, some basic security, DNS wildcards, speedy DNS configuration, and some other tips and tricks. Next week, we’ll continue with a detailed look at how to configure DNS and DHCP.
Testing Configurations
When you’re testing new configurations, you should run Dnsmasq from the command line, rather than as a daemon. This example starts it without […] Continue Reading…

Torvalds is Not Happy with Intel’s Patch, Calls… » Linux Magazine

Intels’ woes are not going away. After releasing the patches for Spectre/Meltdown, the company is asking users to stop installing these patches until a better version is out.“We recommend that OEMs, cloud service providers, system manufacturers, software vendors, and end users stop deployment of current versions on specific platforms,” Navin Shenoy, executive vice president of Intel wrote in an announcement, “as they may introduce higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behavior.”Red Hat […] Continue Reading…

Red Hat Acquires CoreOS » Linux Magazine

Red Hat has acquired CoreOS, one of the most innovative players in the Kubernetes and container space, for $250 million. The acquisition was completed in January 2018, making it the first acquisition of Red Hat in 2018.Red Hat and CoreOS are among the top contributors of the Kubernetes project. The developers of the two companies have already been working together, and now they will work under the same umbrella.The flagship product of CoreOS is […] Continue Reading…

LibreOffice 6.0 Released » Linux Magazine

The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 6.o, the biggest release of the fully Open Source Office Suite since LibreOffice 5.x that was released in 2016.One of the biggest improvements in LibreOffice 6.o is the introduction of Notebook Bar, a ribbon interface that makes it easier to perform many tasks without having to dig through menus. It enhances productivity. You can enable the feature from the ‘advanced’ settings of LibreOffice. There are many […] Continue Reading…

Full-Stack Engineer: 3 Key Skills


Until fairly recently, most infrastructure professionals typically learned one area of the data center extremely well and spent their entire careers refining that specialty. Someone might be a storage professional or a networking professional, but rarely did he or she need to know both. And some were hyper-specialized, perhaps focusing in on Cisco routers or Linux servers.

While employers are still posting jobs for these types of positions, many are starting to look for IT staff who have broad […] Continue Reading…