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The world's foremost network protocol analyzer.
Featured Tool // Category Troubleshooting


Metronome IM

Fork of Prosody IM.
Featured Tool // Category Messaging

TimeShift vs Back In Time

Popular comparison
  • TimeShift - System restore tool for Linux
  • Back In Time - Back In Time - A simple backup tool for Linux

Duplicati vs UrBackup

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  • Duplicati - Store securely encrypted backups on cloud storage services!
  • UrBackup - Another client-server backup system.

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Awesome SysAdmin Newsletter » 139

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  • Virtual Switching Sanity Check - NFS, BGP & Kubernetes
  • Announcing Kubernetes High-Availability for Maestro


IT infrastructure and application monitoring for service performance.
Featured Tool // Category Monitoring


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

LibreNMS vs Zabbix

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  • LibreNMS - fork of Observium.
  • Zabbix - Enterprise-class software for monitoring of networks and applications.

UrBackup vs Bacula

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  • UrBackup - Another client-server backup system.
  • Bacula - Another Client-server model backup tool.

Announcing Kubernetes High-Availability for Maestro

Setting up HA on your Kubernetes cluster is certainly the next logical step in bringing Kubernetes to the prime-time. That said, the process of configuring and maintaining the cluster still presents some challenges! I'm hopeful that advancements in the Kubernetes project will help to reduce some of those challenges in the future.
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High performance and highly configurable multi-protocol policy/authentication server, supporting RADIUS, DHCPv4 and VMPS.
Featured Tool // Category LDAP

Froxlor vs VestaCP

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


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


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

NATS vs RabbitMQ

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  • NATS - NATS Server is a simple, high performance open source messaging system for cloud native applications, IoT messaging, and microservices architectures.
  • RabbitMQ - Robust, fully featured, cross distro queuing system.

Virtual Switching Sanity Check - NFS, BGP & Kubernetes

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

Strange connection losses to WebSockets in ESXi-VM

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

lizardfs vs MooseFS

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  • lizardfs - LizardFS is an Open Source Distributed File System licenced under GPLv3.
  • MooseFS - Fault tolerant, highly available, highly performing, easily scalable network distributed file system


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

Don't install KB4487563!

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Atom vs Geany

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  • Atom - A hackable text editor from Github.
  • Geany - GTK2 text editor.

OpenSMTPD vs Postfix

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

Snipe IT vs OCS Inventory NG

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


A flexible project management web application which includes a gantt chart, calendar, wiki, forums, multiple roles, and email notification.
Featured Tool // Category Project Management

StackStorm vs Rundeck

Popular comparison
  • StackStorm - Event Driven Operations and ChatOps platform for infrastructure management. Written in Python.
  • Rundeck - Simple orchestration tool.


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