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WordPress Upgrade and New Look

Finally, I’ve upgraded my wordpress installation to latest and greatest 2.8.4. I’m impressed with the latest version of wordpress. The admin section is sleek, intuitive and has several new features. I like the cool single-click auto upgrade feature. For my

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Load balancing web servers with Pound

If you’re running a web site and have come to a point where a single web server cannot handle the traffic, then it’s time to get multiple web servers and share the loading. To do that you’ll need a load

Posted in Admin, HowTo, Linux/Unix, Network, Security, Technology

Monitor network traffic with ntop

How do you monitor your network traffic? Of course using MRTG, you might say. Yes, that’s true, MRTG does an excellent job of monitoring traffic across networks and devices (router/switches). But when you see an abnormal traffic in MRTG, how

Posted in Admin, Linux/Unix, Network, Reviews, Technology

Online Password Managers

After switching to a mac, I tried many desktop password managers, and had written about Password Managers for OS X, which got a lot of attention. It’s needless to mention the importance of using a password manager since we use

Posted in Admin, Network, Reviews, Security, Technology

Simulating Cisco and Linux Networks

The benefits of designing and testing complex networks in simulated environments are obvious to network professionals and companies. It lets them test the network configurations before implementing it in the real world, and the good thing is that, they can

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4 simple measures to keep your system and network secure

There are many things you can and should do to keep your system and network secure. As the saying goes — “Security is not a single event or a product, it’s a process”. So, you’ve to keep up with all

Posted in Admin, Network, Security, Technology

Snort: Intrusion Detection/Prevention Management

Snort has always been, and still is my favorite IDS (Intrusion Detection System) although I manage many UTM (Unified Threat Management) Firewalls with built in IPS/IDS (Intrusion Detection/Prevention) now. The commercial UTM Firewalls with IPS/IDS are easy to use and

Posted in Admin, Apple, Linux/Unix, Network, Security, Technology

ZFS To Become Default File System In Leopard

Macrumors noted, Sun’s CEO Jonathan Schwartz announcing that Apple would be making ZFS the default filesystem in Mac OS 10.5 Leopard. That’s a great news. So, welcome pooled storage and bye-bye volumes! ZFS stands for Zettabyte File System and was

Posted in Admin, Apple, Technology

Links to recent and useful articles for bloggers

I love Firefox for the huge amount of extensions it offers. Lifehack has suggestion for bloggers — 17 Firefox Extensions That Make Blogging Easy. Do you want to protect your pictures online? The short answer is: you cannot do it,

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WordPress 2.2 is out — but with some widget bugs

WordPress 2.2 is available for download and as always Technosailor has an article on 10 Things You Should Know About WordPress 2.2 . I’m not going to upgrade my blog to 2.2 mainly because my web server is still using

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