IT Pro Tuesday #50
Windows Blog, Server Tools, Virtual Environment & More...
Hi there, it’s time for your latest installment of IT Pro Tuesday. We’ve got a bumper crop for you this week, so let’s get right to it. Of course, we have to remind you we have no affiliation with any of the brands below unless we specifically say so.
Bping is a useful ping alternative. Let it run in the background, and it’ll beep if there’s a ping failure or reply. It’s useful because it lets you focus on other things with no guesswork. We got this tip from bcahill, and it’s pretty awesome.
The Windows Server Daily
This blog is run by the VP of StormlightTech, Katherine Moss. You’ll find posts on a range of topics related to:
Each post gets to the point fast.
This is an LDAP browser that works across multiple platforms. Use it to look through, maintain or modify LDAP servers. It’s been tested for Linux and Windows and offers full UNICODE and SSL/TLS support. Thanks go to TotallyNotIT for the great recommendation.
This tool creates lists of the MX records for a particular domain in order of priority. It’s quick because the lookup is performed against the domain’s authoritative name server rather than being routed through different tools. The tool connects with the mail server, checks the reverse DNS records and then runs an Open Relay check. From there it’s quick enough to check the response time.
According to Razorray21, it’s a great site if you’d need a DNS troubleshooter.
Proxmox Virtual Environment
This Linux distribution is Debian-based and has an Ubuntu LTS kernel that’s been modified. It allows you to deploy and manage virtual machines and containers. Quakeguy describers it as “totally killer” and as a great way to save a lot of money.
That’s all for today. Have a great week, and, as always, we’d love to hear any tips you’d like to share.