IT Pro Tuesday #240

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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 Service

Project TON is a BGP-speaking black hole service that provides a real-time list of internet bad actors for the world. Can be used to block unwanted, malicious or invalid traffic at the perimeter of your networks and offload some of the burden from firewalls and other security systems. ThePurpleBuffalo explains, "Peer for free, ad-hoc, and you get real data. Right now they have country-coded prefixes in communities and SSH brute force attackers in a different community."

A Cheatsheet

All in One Cheat Sheet is a single-stop reference loaded with helpful information for Linux sysadmins, devops, developers and networkers. You'll find 156 quick-references, nicely organized with clarifying popups. Generously shared by the author, Linkology, who explains, "I wanted to have things in one place, so I created this mega cheat sheet. Hope it helps you too."

A Free Tool

Aquasnap is a Windows tiling window manager with a few cool features not found in other window-management tools. turgidbuffalo explains, "AquaSnap is so good. Being able to pin a window on top and make it translucent while interacting with the window beneath it comes in handy so much more often than it sounds like it would."

Another Free Tool

Yori is an open-source "DOS but not DOS" prompt that runs .cmd files and batch files for those that prefer CMD over bash shell commands. Offers the following enhancements: live autocomplete suggestions, Ctrl+to select values, improved tab completion, file matching, beyond MAX_PATH support for "DOS," rich text copy, backquote support, background jobs, alias, which command, hexdump, lines, touch and more. Our appreciation goes to vbd for this one.

A Website

Network World offers serious domain expertise on the enterprise data center, including the latest networking, storage, servers and virtualization technologies. Provides insights intended to help data center managers with decisions related to building out agile infrastructure and extending networks for the IoT. Kindly suggested by Dramatic_Golf_5619.

P.S. Bonus Free Tools

PicoShare is nice solution for easy sharing of files of any type or size. This minimalist, easy-to-host service creates a direct download link you can share that will enable the recipient to view or download the file with no ads, signups or recoding delay. Credit for this one goes to troubleshootmertr.

xsv allows you to easily index, slice, analyze, split and join CSV files using the command line, so you can quickly and easily reconfigure data to uncover new insights and unlock its full potential. Thanks for this recommendation goes to vbd.

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

IT Pro title: 
BGP Blackhole Service, Linux Cheatsheet, Enhanced CMD & More