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fork of Observium.
Featured Tool // Category Monitoring

My experience as a female engineer in the tech industry

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

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

OSQuery vs OSSEC

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

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.


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

Snipe IT vs GLPI

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  • Snipe IT - Asset & license management software.
  • GLPI - Information Resource-Manager with an additional Administration Interface.


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

Duplicity vs Duplicati

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  • Duplicity - Encrypted bandwidth-efficient backup using the rsync algorithm.
  • Duplicati - Store securely encrypted backups on cloud storage services!


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

Oxidized vs RANCID

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  • 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.


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

RainLoop Webmail vs Roundcube

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

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Metronome IM

Fork of Prosody IM.
Featured Tool // Category Messaging

Documentation of LizardFS

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

Fail2Ban vs OSSEC

Popular comparison
  • Fail2Ban - Scans log files and takes action on IPs that show malicious behavior.
  • OSSEC - OSSEC is a HIDS that performs log analysis, FIM, rootkit detection, and much more.

Bind vs Unbound

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

Percona Server

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

VestaCP vs ISPConfig

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


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

Ajenti vs Webmin

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

netdata vs Zabbix

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  • netdata - Real-time performance monitoring, done right!
  • Zabbix - Enterprise-class software for monitoring of networks and applications.


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

Bup vs BorgBackup

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  • 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.

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Top Stories
  • Deploying applications to DigitalOcean’s managed Kubernetes Service with Cloud 66 Skycap

Apache HBase

Hadoop database, a distributed, big data store.
Featured Tool // Category NoSQL

Mediawiki vs DokuWiki

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  • Mediawiki - The collaborative editing software that runs Wikipedia.
  • DokuWiki - Simple to use and highly versatile wiki that doesn't require a database.