IT Pro Tuesday #113

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Hello IT Pro,

Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

This week, we’re looking for your favorite tools to share with the community. Please let us know those that help you do things more easily so you get better at your job!

As always, we’re updating the full, searchable list on our website here. Enjoy.

But on with this week's tools...! Here are the most-interesting items that have come across our desks, laptops and phones this week. Hornetsecurity has no known affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.

A Website

IT Landscape for sysadmins is a visually organized roadmap to a large set of fantastic resources that can make your life easier. Thanks for this one go to PM_ME_YOUR_INTEGERS, who describes it simply as a "great list of sysadmin resources, grouped by type."

A Podcast

Destination Linux is a podcast for those interested in Linux and open source. In each weekly episode, Ryan, Michael and Noah discuss what's going on in the world of Linux and host in-depth interviews with experts. Appropriate for all experience levels. A shout out to ninekeysdown for the recommendation.

A Free Tool

Dnsmasq provides DNS, DHCP, router advertisement and network boot for small networks. This lightweight tool has a small footprint, so it's suitable for resource-constrained routers and firewalls. Can be helpful for tethering on smartphones and portable hotspots, and to support virtual networking in virtualization frameworks. Supports Linux (with glibc and uclibc), Android, *BSD and Mac OS X.

Another Free Tool

Conferfly is a conference room tool that lets you join calls on Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams and more from your conference room with a single click. Full integration with GSuite and O365 room calendars, with auto-update, plus customizable rooms, security features and quick setup. Our appreciation goes to smart_ca for pointing us to this one.

A Tip

A Powershell shortcut from countvracula: "CTRL+ Space after the hyphen has been the best Powershell tip ever.… It displays all the nouns and parameters in one glance as opposed to tabbing through them."


P.S. Bonus Free Tools

Sublime Text is a cross-platform source code editor with a Python API. It natively supports many programming languages and markup languages, and functions can be added by users with plugins. Already__Taken likes it because it "will load gigantic text files like its nothing."

BGP Dashboard provides a "realtime" web view of your BGP network. Shows who you peer with and use for transit, how many routes you receive from peers, how many routes and autonomous systems you see and what AS path a prefix takes out of your network. Kindly suggested by madman2233.


Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.

IT Pro title: 
Sysadmin Resource List, Linux Podcast, Conferencing Tool & More