2.5 Admins 97: Gotta Go Fast

The best ways to test your Internet speed, more on filesystem caching, monitoring servers at scale, and more.

 

Plugs

ZFS Developer job description

Webinar: Open-source Virtualization: Getting Started with Bhyve

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Discussion

Public iPerf3 servers

DSLReports

MTR

fast.com

 

Feedback

OpenZFS on Windows

 

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We were asked about monitoring servers at scale.

Nagios

Zabbix

LibreNMS

 

 

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2.5 Admins 96: Skunky Routers

Internet Explorer is dead, Cisco small business routers that need to be junked, antivirus on Linux servers, and you’ll never guess what Jim and Allan recommend for easily rolling back updates.

 

Plugs

ZFS Developer job description

Webinar: Open-source Virtualization: Getting Started with Bhyve

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News

Internet Explorer 11 has retired and is officially out of support—what you need to know

If you’re using older, vulnerable Cisco small biz routers, throw them out

 

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We were asked about antivirus on Linux servers, and easily rolling back updates.

Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux

Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools for Linux best practices

VMware Carbon Black Endpoint

 

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 95: Opened in 45 Seconds

The finer points of allocating VM resources, Jim is annoyed with the browser situation on Ubuntu desktop, and when you should have passwords on your SSH keys.

 

Plugs

ZFS Developer job description

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News/discussion

How are we improving Firefox snap performance? Part 1

 

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We were asked about passwords on SSH keys.

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 94: Free IPv4s, Click Here!

Freeing up millions of IPv4 addresses, WSL 2 comes to Windows Server, why cert renewal should be automated, what to do with SMR drives, and more.

 

Plugs

ZFS Developer job description

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News

Freeing up of hundreds of millions of IPv4 addresses proposed

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 splashes down on Win Server 2022

Massive podcast outage caused by Spotify’s failure to renew security certificate

 

Free Consulting

We were asked about making use of SMR drives, and tuning ZFS

 

 

 

 

Kolide

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2.5 Admins 93: Bhyve Mind

A Linux user tries out FreeBSD’s Bhyve hypervisor, choosing storage for a VMware ESXi server, and perfect use case for WireGuard.

 

Discussion

Jim has been testing Bhyve

 

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We were asked about connecting home and small business networks, and choosing storage for a VMware ESXi server.

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 92: End to End to End

End-to-end encryption is under threat again, Broadcom is buying VMware, prison time for an angry DBA, and backing up your photos with encryption.

 

Plugs

Evaluating FreeBSD-CURRENT for Production Use

BSDCan 2022 – Online June 1-4th

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News

“War upon end-to-end encryption”: EU wants Big Tech to scan private messages

Broadcom to buy VMware on Thursday for ‘$60 billion’

Angry IT admin wipes employer’s databases, gets 7 years in prison

 

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We were asked about backing up photos with encryption.

Stingle is a privacy-focused open source photo backup application

Google Photos is so 2020—welcome to the world of self-hosted photo management

 

 

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2.5 Admins 91: The Deenis

More on Ubuntu mirrors and DNS, detecting advanced persistent threats, resilient backups, and open source Active Directory alternatives.

 

Plugs

bhyve: the BSD hypervisor

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Feedback

ubuntu/pool/main/b/bash

Damaged ZFS filesystems can be more or less unrepairable

 

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We were asked about open source Active Directory alternatives.

 

 

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2.5 Admins 90: 2 Admins

Another attempt to replace passwords, trying to solve the problem of write-once storage, and the unusual ways we manage our invoices.

 

Plugs

EuroBSDCon CfP: September 15-18, 2022 in Vienna, Austria. Submit by May 25th

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News

Apple, Google, and Microsoft want to kill the password with “Passkey” standard

How Apple, Google, and Microsoft will kill passwords and phishing in one stroke

Verbatim Launches Write-Once External SSD With 10-Year Warranty

 

Free Consulting

We were asked about open source invoice software.

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 89: Warm Storage

How long optical disks last and why cold storage isn’t usually worth it, VM security, more thoughts on crypto nonsense, and more.

 

Plugs

Learning the Fundamentals of the FreeBSD Shell

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Feedback

Twitter thread about optical media longevity

Qubes OS

 

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We were asked about exporting VMs.

 

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 88: Great Scott

Musk buys Twitter, Ubuntu’s ZFS on root snapshot tool is put on the back burner, and setting up your own apt mirror.

 

Plugs

Build your own NAS, Part 2: Tuning

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News

Elon Musk strikes deal to buy Twitter for $44bn

Tweet from Rik Mills (Ubuntu & Kubuntu developer)

Launchpad bug to remove ZFS-on-root from Ubiquity installer

zsys removed from the 22.04 installer

 

Free Consulting

We were asked about running setting up your own apt mirror.

 

 

 

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