The Awesome SysAdmin feed



DNS server with a variety of data storage back-ends and load balancing features.
Featured Tool // Category DNS



High performance and highly configurable multi-protocol policy/authentication server, supporting RADIUS, DHCPv4 and VMPS.
Featured Tool // Category LDAP

RainLoop Webmail vs Roundcube

Popular comparison
  • RainLoop Webmail - Simple, modern & fast web-based email client
  • Roundcube - Browser-based IMAP client with an application-like user interface.


Popular comparison
  • NATS - NATS Server is a simple, high performance open source messaging system for cloud native applications, IoT messaging, and microservices architectures.
  • NSQ - A realtime distributed messaging platform.

Last 7 Days


Suricata git repository maintained by the OISF
Featured Tool // Category Security


Wazuh - Host and endpoint security
Featured Tool // Category Security


Collaborative software server with a focus on simplicity and scalability.
Featured Tool // Category Collaborative Software

Bup vs BorgBackup

Popular comparison
  • Bup - Incremental backups with rolling checksums, git packfiles, de-duplication, and a FUSE filesystem.
  • BorgBackup - A fork of Attic deduplicating backup program written in Python.

OpenSMTPD vs Postfix

Popular comparison
  • OpenSMTPD - Secure SMTP server implementation from the OpenBSD project.
  • Postfix - Fast, easy to administer, and secure Sendmail replacement.


Library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL DBS.
Featured Tool // Category RDBMS

Snipe IT vs OCS Inventory NG

Popular comparison
  • Snipe IT - Asset & license management software.
  • OCS Inventory NG - Enables users to inventory their IT assets.


Trouble ticket system for assigning tickets to incoming queries and tracking further communications.
Featured Tool // Category Ticketing systems

Froxlor vs VestaCP

Popular comparison
  • Froxlor - Easy to use panel for Linux with Nginx and PHP-FPM support.
  • VestaCP - Hosting panel for Linux but with Nginx.

Last 30 Days

Metronome IM

Fork of Prosody IM.
Featured Tool // Category Messaging

Claws Mail vs Sylpheed

Popular comparison
  • Claws Mail - Old school email client (and news reader), based on GTK+.
  • Sylpheed - Still developed predecessor to Claws Mail, lightweight mail client.

Oxidized vs RANCID

Popular comparison
  • Oxidized - A modern take on network device configuration monitoring with web interface and GIT storage.
  • RANCID - Monitors network device's configuration and maintain history of changes.


secure, decentralized, fault-tolerant, peer-to-peer distributed data store and distributed file system.
Featured Tool // Category Distributed Filesystems

OSSEC vs OSQuery

Popular comparison
  • OSSEC - OSSEC is a HIDS that performs log analysis, FIM, rootkit detection, and much more.
  • OSQuery - Query your servers status and info using a SQL like interface.

Percona Server

Enhanced, drop-in MySQL replacement.
Featured Tool // Category RDBMS

Bind vs Unbound

Popular comparison
  • Bind - The most widely used name server software.
  • Unbound - Validating, recursive, and caching DNS resolver.


Web-based network monitoring and graphing tool.
Featured Tool // Category Monitoring

LDAP Account Manager (LAM)

Web frontend for managing entries (e.g. users, groups, DHCP settings) stored in an LDAP directory.
Featured Tool // Category Tools and web interfaces

OpenProject vs GitLab

Popular comparison
  • OpenProject - Project collaboration with open source.
  • GitLab - Clone of GitHub written in Ruby.

VestaCP vs ISPConfig

Popular comparison
  • VestaCP - Hosting panel for Linux but with Nginx.
  • ISPConfig - Hosting control panel for Linux.


Pluggable Log and Event Analysis Server with Alerting options.
Featured Tool // Category Log Management


Open source continuous delivery server.
Featured Tool // Category Continuous

Ajenti vs Webmin

Popular comparison
  • Ajenti - Control panel for Linux and BSD.
  • Webmin - Linux server control panel.


An user-driven cloud management platform for sysadmins and devops.
Featured Tool // Category Cloud Management