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Google Chrome OS in Vmware

I couldn’t resist myself from trying Google’s Chrome OS that got everyone buzzing. Engadget has a very helpful video – How-to: run Chrome OS as a virtual machine. The image they’ve used is from gdgt. Another useful how to is

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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

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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

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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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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

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Free Web Hosting Management with Virtualmin

Few years ago I was looking for a virtual host management system, that’s when I came across Virtualmin. The features satisfied my requirements and of course you can’t beat the free, price wise :). I’ve been using it in an

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OpenVPN Implementation

This guide describes how to install and configure the OpenVPN Server in Linux and clients in Windows XP and Mac OSX. There are many advanced features in OpenVPN and if you’re interested in those advanced stuff, there’s a more detailed

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BSD vs Linux

I always recommend to run Linux on Servers in our office and also for our customers. When asked why, among other things I say Linux is stable, popular, have more community support, and I’m familiar and comfortable with it. But

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Firewall Analyzer

Firewalls have become an integral part of all corporate networks. They’re the first line of defense against attacks from outside network (Internet) and also the point of control to make sure internal users (employees) are using the Internet as they’re

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Sharing a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers

I’m using Synergy to share a single keyboard and mouse between my Mac, Windows and Linux machines. It’s a very useful software I’ve been using for quite some time. There’s a very detailed HOWTO at Engadget, if you want to

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