IT Pro Tuesday #180
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Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!
We’re looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks.
And as always, we’re updating the full 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 Free Tool
VoIPmonitor is an open-source network packet sniffer with a commercial front end for SIP, RTP, RTCP, SKINNY(SCCP), MGCP and WebRTC VoIP protocols running on Linux. Allows you to analyze the quality of VoIP calls based on network parameters, with all relevant statistics saved to MySQL database. Each call can be saved as a pcap file if desired. staticv0id explains, "The open source sensor is great. The paid GUI is totally awesome and well worth the cost."
A Training Resource
DrPeering International is a nice, free resource from the Internet Peering Knowledge Center that is intended to help you to make more-strategic peering decisions. Offers tutorials on introductory concepts, application, video internet and international guidelines. Kindly recommended by HoorayInternetDrama for developing a "good foundational knowledge" on the topic.
Another Free Tool
Logseq is a privacy-oriented, open-source knowledge base and to-do list for writing, organizing and sharing your thoughts. Works on top of local plain-text markdown and org-mode files. Fragrant-Hamster-325 tells us, "I preferred Roam Research but the $15/month price tag was kind of steep for a note taking needs. I recently switched to LogSeq, it’s nearly identical (maybe better) and it’s free."
Yet Another Free Tool
oVirt is an open-source, distributed virtualization solution for managing your whole enterprise infrastructure. Features include rich, web-based user interfaces; integrated management of hosts, storage and network configuration; live migration of virtual machines and disks between hosts and storage; and high availability of virtual machines in the event of host failure. needmorehardware offers a "big up for Ovirt, which is Redhat based."
Still Another Free Tool
VaultWarden is an unofficial Bitwarden-compatible server that can be a nice option for self-hosted deployment. This alternative implementation of the Bitwarden server API is written in Rust and includes organizations support, attachments, vault API support, serving the static files for Vault interface, website icons API, as well as support for authenticator and U2F, YubiKey and Duo. Appreciation for the suggestion goes to R8nbowhorse.
P.S. Bonus Free Tools
Naemon is a fast, stable, open-source monitoring suite that offers a clear view of the state of your network and applications. Provides computer system monitoring, network monitoring and infrastructure monitoring and alerting services for servers, switches, applications and services. A shout out to knobbysideup for directing us to this one.
pritunl is an enterprise, distributed OpenVPN, IPsec and WireGuard Server that enables you to create larger cloud VPN networks that support thousands of concurrent users while giving you more control over your VPN server. Allows you to virtualize your private networks across datacenters and provide simple remote access in minutes. demonfurbie finds it "makes a nice vpn server/client."
Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.