Why do you need a SSL certificate?
I used to think that every server needed to have something like a DRAC (Dell Remote Access Card) or IBM RSA (IBM Remote System Administration) to be really manageable remotely. But the problem is that they are expensive and they are barely functional.… Continue reading →
If you are new to the world of *nix operating systems, you might still be wrapping your head around the concept of pipes. But if you spend any time at the command line, it won’t be long before you are throwing commands together with more pipes than a high rise plumbing job.… Continue reading →
I’ve been working with personal computers for awhile. I’m not quite from the punch card era, but I do fondly remember saving my prime number sieve program, written in basic, to an audio cassette attached to a Commodore Vic-20. Somewhere I still have the 24-pin dot matrix printout of all the prime numbers less than 1,000,000.… Continue reading →
“You have a bunch of servers to administer, not enough consoles and a small budget. Roll your own serial console server with USB.”
This is a paper I wrote for Linux Journal after playing around with using USB< ->serial adaptors to build a scaleable serial console solution.… Continue reading →