IT Pro Tuesday #245

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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

HedgeDoc is a web-based, self-hosted, collaborative markdown editor. This open-source option allows a team to easily share ideas on notes, graphs and presentations in real-time. troubleshootmertr finds it a good option "for knowledgebase."

A Blog

MSP Automator is a technical blog focused on helping MSPs to do their work more efficiently. Posts are in-depth and detailed, with a good number of screenshots to help you follow along. You'll also find scripts, tutorials and some nice reviews. Kindly suggested by brokerceej.

Another Free Tool is a web-based lookup tool with transparent domain info "from AAAA to WHOIS." Includes the DNS record, IP address hostname, and WHOIS lookup. Recommended by crashdodson.

Yet Another Free Tool

Akvorado is a flow collector for Netflow/IPFIX and sFlow that enriches the data with interface names and geo information, and then exports the results or lets you browse them via a web interface. Kindly suggested by brynx97.

A Website

The Record brings you the latest cybersecurity news and exclusive interviews with cyber-focused leaders, policymakers and researchers as well as some experts who typically operate in the shadows. Our thanks for the suggestion go to WeMissYouBlooky.

P.S. Bonus Free Tools

Comcast combines a set of handy tools that allow you to simulate common network problems like latency; bandwidth restrictions and dropped, reordered, or corrupted packets in order to improve the performance of your systems. Credit for directing us to this one goes to bitbckt.

Graphviz is an open-source graph visualization program that enables you to represent abstract structural and networking information through diagrams. Takes descriptions of graphs in a simple text language, and makes diagrams in useful formats. kvakerok describes it simply as a "graphing tool with easy markup and console support. I use it when I need to visualize dependencies in f*ed up scenarios like an enterprise-grade 40yo COBOL application."

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

IT Pro title: 
Collaboration Tool, Automation Blog, Flow Collector & More