linux

Fail2Ban

On these days I decided to tune a bit my new shiny linux server box. I started to set up fail2ban. I think fail2ban is very imporant nowadays because it is a good example of a tool for slowing down attacks without closing your server too much. Fail2ban is a daemon: it wll monitor your …

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Docker & containers: uso ideale

Docker is a tool that can package an application and its dependencies in a virtual container that can run on any Linux server. This helps enable flexibility and portability on where the application can run, whether on premises, public cloud, private cloud, bare metal, etc. Da https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Docker_(software) Docker e la “containerizzazione” sono l’evoluzione di due tecnologie molto “antiche”:

Debian perfect work environment

Working in a big company, my work laptop came with MS-Windows7 Enterprise installed. But as you imagine, Unix is my preferred desktop environment. So let’s how to configure a perfect Debian Linux for a old wolf consultant like me. You will be able to install commercial software mubmo jumbo like Oracle Express and IBM Websphere …

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Server NUC Compatto per meno di 260€

La Intel ha commercializzato da poco i NUC, (Next Unit of Computing): si trattà di unità compatte dalle dimensioni di un palmo, con doppia uscite HDMI e diverse categorie di processori Intel. Sono ottimi come media server, ma è possibile anche usarli come server, come vedremo

Fare il cloud da zero: cloudStorm

A Gioorgi.com ci siamo già occupati di argomenti prettamente sistemistici come la virtualizzazione di ambienti Unix. Visto il successo del Cloud Computing, abbiamo pensato di tornare sull’argomento. In questo articolo mostrerò come creare insieme di macchine configurate in modo omogeno, con il minor effort sistemistico possibile. Si tratta di un primo esercizio molto semplice. Seguiteci…

Mastering clusters of Unix machines part2: the right tools

After working with unix for years, we noticed it is difficult to get a very uniform approach to unix management. Often different Linux distributions share very little, configuration is different every time. Worst, some good unix tools (like cron, syslog, etc) can be used in a distributed environment, but are very difficult to configure, very …

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