IT Pro Tuesday #214

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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 or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

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

A Free Tool

Snimpy is a simple Python-based SNMP tool that offers control through its console or via scripts. hombre_sabio explains, "It provides a simple interface and builds SNMP queries. It is one of the open-source SNMP tools to work as a MIB parser based on libs. It provides scalars based on the attributes of the sessions. It allows columns like the Python dictionary that are available as a feature. It provides features like GET and SET methods and iterates tables using GETNEXT."

Another Free Tool

fnt is a font manager that allows Mac OS and Linux users to take advantage of the latest fonts from Debian Sid without jumping through hoops. This simple tool works for those running Debian stable as well as non-Debian Linux distributions. Kindly suggested by aieidotch.

A Tutorial

How to Draw Clear L3 Logical Network Diagrams helps fill a gaping void in the usual documentation for enterprise networks. Explains what goes into good L3 diagrams and why they are so important for troubleshooting and planning changes. A great way to learn how to draw a high-quality logical network diagram. Thanks for recommending this resource go to saintdle.

Yet Another Free Tool

Yopass helps reduce the number of clear-text passwords stored in email and chat conversations through the generation of a short-lived, encrypted link that can only be viewed once. HappyDadOfFourJesus says, "a client turned me onto YoPass—an online or self hosted secure method of communicating sensitive information outside email, Slack and text."

Another Tutorial

Documentation and You - How OneNote Helped Me Survive is a Reddit post that offers details on how you can use OneNote to document all your systems for everyday management. The author, AmericanStang, explains how this approach was used to successfully organize a company's documentation starting from literally nothing. Includes example screenshots.

P.S. Bonus Free Tools

Belvedere is an automatic file management tool for organizing Windows folders on your hard drive. The point-and-click interface allows you to create advanced rules to move, copy, delete, rename or open files based on name, extension, size, date and more. Alzzary appreciates that it is "easy to use. Want to automatically sort files according to their names or types? Don't look further."

BGPalerter is a self-configuring BGP and RPKI monitoring tool for alerting on files, email, Kafka, Slack and more. Preconfigurations include real-time detection of visibility loss, RPKI invalid announcements, hijacks and ROA misconfiguration. Connects to public repos so you don't need any data source or network connections. Our appreciation for this one goes to 3MU6quo0pC7du5YPBGBI.

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

IT Pro title: 
SNMP Control, Debian Fonts, L3 Diagrams & More