Ten Essential Tools for Linux Administrators

They say a good manager always brings Linux tools to facilitate their hard work. A set of applications that can access again and again. In this connection, Linux Magazine did a top 10 compiled applications that you can not miss any administrator of GNU/Linux.

All System Administrator, or SysAdmin needs a set of tools with which to manage your systems and office environments. These ten essential tools provide excellent support for Linux system administrators. Note that this standard is not ready or anything, just a compiled application that have demonstrated a history and have stood test of time in data centers.

Then we bring these ten tools for free use.

1 - Webmin:

This is a web-accessible application for configuring Unix-like systems like GNU/Linux and OpenSolaris. With it you can configure internal aspects of a system as users and share space, services, configuration files off computer, as well as modify and control various services such as Apache, PHP, MySQL, DNS, Samba, DHCP, etc. .

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2 - Byobu:

According to official website of this project, Byobu is a Japanese term used to define decorative screens, or screens. " But going to application itself, Byobu provide to us or "add" additional information on our computer, operating system version installed, among others, such as disk space, hardware information, etc., to terminal or console.


3 - TcpDump:

A tool that runs on terminal and used to analyze traffic flowing through network. Capturing and displaying real-time packets transmitted and received on network to which our equipment is connected.


4 - Virtual Network Computing:

VNC, in its various incarnations (TightVNC, UltraVNC, RealVNC) has become one of most recognized tools accessible and used by system administrators. VNC is very simple to install, easy to set up and available for almost all operating systems.

5 - Gparted:

Gnome Partition Edition Or Gparted is a tool that can be initiated on our team from LiveCD or LiveUSB. With it you can create, delete and modify partitions on hard drives. Is capable of running on all systems and file structures available today.


6 - DenyHosts:

This is a script made in Python that allows you to monitor actively attempts unauthorized connections to our system, and then deny access to system.


7 - Nagios:

Nagios is a complex tool monitors network. Is able to handle a variety of hosts, services and protocols. Nagios is a professional tool and essential for all networks, regardless of their size and complexity. With this tool you can monitor, alert, resolve and report network problems.


8 - Linux rescue CDs:

There are several rescue CDs for tasks or situations are unimaginable. But of them all, three more remarkable: The Ubuntu Rescue Remix, Parted Magic and GRML.

The Ubuntu Rescue Remix is a data recovery based command line compilation tools and forensic analysis (LiveCD or LiveUSB). Parted Magic is a super diagnostic and rescue CD contains extensive documentation. GRML is a live CD based on Debian that contains a collection of tools for system administrator, to rescue system, social network analysis as a Linux distribution.

9 - Dropbox:

It's a file hosting service platform in cloud, the company operated by Dropbox. The service allows users to store and synchronize files online and between computers and share files and folders with others.


10 - Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN)

It is a LiveCD that can clean entire contents of hard drives. Dban are his initials (Darik's Boot And Nuke) to this program that ensures a secure deletion of all hard drives.


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