IT Pro Tuesday #187

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Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

To start off, the next installation of the SysAdmin DOJO Podcast is here… and it is on all things backup and DR! Our own tech evangelist Andy Syrewicze and “The Backup Bible” author, Eric Siron, explore strategy, pitfalls and how to get stakeholder buy-in.

We’re also updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.

As always, we're looking for cool tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply with your latest finds, so we can help others benefit from your experience.

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 Training Resource

TheTips4You is an awesome resource for tutorials covering the basics of DevOps and how to deploy apps with automated CI CD pipeline, monitoring and more. Features videos on Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Gitlab, Splunk, Grafana, Prometheus, Ansible, IoT & more—replicating how these tools can be used to deal with the challenges of a real-world production environment. Curious_Fishing690 explains this should help one "move from Admin to DevOps engineer.

A Free Tool

TcpLogView monitors all open TCP connections on a system, logging each new connection that is either opened or closed. DeliveranceXXV explains, "It lists all of the TCP connections on a system (src/dest port/ip) and the process that initiated them, and then holds them in a buffer log."

A Tutorial

10 basic Linux networking commands you should know about is a video tutorial from Linux Tech School that walks you through how to use some key commands for managing a network in Linux. You'll learn how to use these commands to check networking interface configuration, test routes, see the routing and ARP tables, resolve domain names and monitor traffic.

A List

Awesome Cyber Security Newsletters is a nice list of relevant newsletters covering the latest news, summaries of conference talks, research, best practices, tools, events, vulnerabilities and analysis of trending threats and attacks. Our appreciation for this recommendation goes to mymalema.

A Book

Making Servers Work is a book that teaches practical sysadmin skills, common architectures, and best practices that can be used to automate and run systems at any scale—whether a single computer or thousands. Provides a nice orientation and foundation for those who are early in their career as a sysadmin. Kindly suggested by creativefisher.

P.S. Bonus Free Tools

Ninite is a well-loved, one-stop-shop for quickly installing and updating programs on a Windows computer. Simply check off the apps you want from the list, and Ninite will execute a background install of all the latest, stable versions on the machine.

Robocopy is a popular, versatile Windows command-line utility for mass data copying… and building on a good thing, spacecowboy shares a script that "runs multiple robocopy instances per directory. It just turned my estimated 50 hour copy job to about 6 - 7. Runs 8 robocopy processes at once by default."

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

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TCP Logging, Linux Commands, Security Newsletters & More