Linux is the mainstream UNIX-like platform of choice in the modern world. There are valid open source code base alternatives from which many businesses have benefited from. This is a different approach on both.
This is an attempt to collect all the necessary basic vocabulary to have a very basic basic understanding of networking. Because context is also needed, some concepts or historical references will be also shown. This dictionary is an informal one, for a better, accurate, more correct and in depth understanding look somewhere else, like the […]
If you are a WordPress user or prettend to become one and you have some IT administration knowledge this guide is of your interest. Many hostings already provide easy point and click solutions to administer WordPress over SSL. However you may be self hosting WordPress or you’re just a curious person. What is TLS? TLS […]
As recently announced in a previous article I wanted to write a couple of guides on how to mitigate Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities in GNU/Linux and UNIX environments. It is always a good and I hope a standard practice to have your systems patched and if they aren’t for whatever the reason (that legacy thing […]
To answer this question one must split it. Plus make other questions like: «What is a, so called, Linux distro?». It seems complex and it is in a way. But let´s explain GNU/Linux in simple terms. GNU stands for GNU is Not UNIX. So it´s clear is not UNIX but it´s related to it in […]
FreeBSD Jails is an awesome tool similar to Docker but much older which allows administrators and developers alike to have several securely contained userland environments sharing one kernel. Does it sound familiar? This is operating-system-level virtualization and it’s different than what you find on KVM or Xen camps. For more detailed information I’ve published some […]
Expect is a handy scripting tool for task automation. You may have never heard of it. I heard about many scripting things before. But one day I needed something simple but didn’t know how to proceed, what would be a good tool for my purpose. The task was simple. Exporting a website content from a […]
As some others unix-like operating systems FreeBSD has some particularities aside to the UNIX heritage, licensing and the like. The init system is the way a system starts up and the BSD has always been different. If you happen to be a UNIX admin I am sure you are aware of this and the folks […]